Ana Egge On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "Bully of New York"
  • "Quitting Early"
  • "Farmer's Daughter"
  • "Fairest of Them All"
  • "Swing Low Sweet Chariot"

Singer-songwriter Ana Egge was raised in North Dakota by what she calls "motorcycle-riding hippie farmers." Her song "Farmer's Daughter" was inspired by watching the Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner's Daughter, while "Fairest of Them All" describes a sensual, deviant woman. Egge lets her gospel influence shine in "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," accompanying herself on a homemade resonator slide guitar.

Egge started turning heads when she moved to Austin, Texas, at age 19. Ron Sexsmith and Lucinda Williams sang her praises leading up to her 1997 debut album River Under the Road. Now living in Brooklyn, Egge has just released Road to My Love.

Road to My Love producer Jason Mercer, heard later this week with Clarence Bucaro, joins her on bass.

This feature originally ran Jun. 11, 2009.

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