Showcase: Annie Dressner
Published on November 27th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams
Sweet-voiced folk-pop talent Annie Dressner is set to unleash a new EP to follow up her debut album of last year, so Rocksucker fired her over some questions in the hope of finding out a little bit more about her…
How long have you been writing, performing and recording music for?
In a somewhat serious way, about four years.
How would you describe your music, if pushed?
While it is somewhat of a generic description – “singer/songwriter” and “folk” (but not traditional folk).
Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?
I am based now in the UK. Microphones and instruments.
Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?
I am not signed – it is a very independent operation. I would welcome the right label, manager, etc… so feel free to get in touch! It’d have to be the right match.
Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)
I released my full-length debut Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names in 2011. I am currently in the final mixing stage of a new EP. It is a four-song EP. It is acoustic this time rather than with a full band. I am very excited about it. I don’t have the excact release date as yet – but it should be out in the Spring of 2013 (please stay tuned)!
Where can we hear your music online?
Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?
Stateside, I would say… my first ever gig, which was at The Bitter End in NYC, my record release show at The Living Room and my gigs at Rockwood Music Hall (such a lovely venue). Since being in the UK, my favorite shows have been supporting Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Cluny 2 in Newcastle, supporting Fossil Collective at Night & Day in Manchester, Secret Garden Party and of course The Cambridge Folk Festival, amongst others.
Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)
Why yes, I sure do! I have a bunch coming up in 2013 – stay tuned www.AnnieDressner.com/tour
Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?
Gerard and The Watchmen, Paul Goodwin, Jess Morgan, Dan Wilde, Wes Finch… to name a few…
Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?
This sounds awful and makes me feel all claustraphobic. Do I have to? Belle & Sebastian, Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel, Bach and Sheryl Crow.
Annie Dressner, thank you.