"We were always the outsiders," says folk songwriter ANA EGGE of her early roots in a small North Dakota town of 50 people. "I was taught how to shoot a gun and how to enjoy alfalfa sprouts and tofu, raised by two back-to-the-land hippies. My folks loved the outdoors and eccentric people; I ran around barefoot and learned to ride a motorcycle when I was 5. I grew up with all the time and space in the world." Egge has since traded the openness of the American Plains for the untamable wilderness of New York City, recorded seven albums, and worked with musical legends such as Ron Sexsmith and Steve Earle.
She's been around the horn of life's experiences, having gotten married and become a mother, but that childhood spirit of freedom has matured on her latest album, BRIGHT SHADOW. Self-produced by Egge herself, Bright Shadow is a direct collaboration with acclaimed American roots trio, Yep Roc recording artists THE STRAY BIRDS - Maya De Vitry (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Charles Muench (upright bass, vocals), and Oliver Craven (mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar, vocals) - who join Egge as her band on the album. They were fans of my last album (2011's' Steve Earle-produced, Bad Blood) and approached me about backing me up at Folk Alliance in Toronto 2012.
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July 15th @ 8:30 pm.
"We were always the outsiders," says folk songwriter ANA EGGE of her early roots in a small North Dakota town of 50 people.
The Cock 'n Bull
An 1850's historic post 'n beam barn is home to the Cock 'n Bull Restaurant. With our impressive collection of antique tools, multiple fireplaces, and flower, herb and vegetable gardens, the atmosphere here is second to none.