Anna Rose Beck | The Weathermaker

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The Weathermaker

by Anna Rose Beck

With a voice that is warm and innocent, this skillful storyteller translates her inner dialogues and fantasies into enchanting melodies, backed by arrangements of cello and piano that reinforce the fairy tale-like ambiance many of her lyrics suggest.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. What I Love to Be
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2. The Minor Chord Song
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3. Be Still
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4. Begin to Sing
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5. A Thousand Eyes
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6. The Weathermaker
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7. Words Left Unsaid
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan’s image-rich, stream-of-consciousness lyrical style and his philosophical and humanitarian undertones, Anna Rose Beck began writing songs when she was 22. Born in Austin, she attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where she studied biomedical engineering and was drawn into the rich traditions of North Carolina’s old-time folk music culture. Equipped with an acoustic guitar, Beck taught herself how to play and eventually developed her own unusual finger-picking styles. With a unique voice that is both warm and innocent (and often compared to that of Natalie Merchant and Dar Williams), she is a skilled storyteller who is able to translate her inner dialogues and fantasies into addicting melodies, consistently producing songs that are enchanting, highly imaginative and deeply contemplative. In September of 2010 she collaborated with Asheville-based producer Andrew Schatzberg to record her first album The Weathermaker - a refined collection of the songs that marked the beginnings of her songwriting career. She is accompanied on the album by melodic arrangements of cello, piano and pedal steel guitar that reinforce the otherworldly, fairy tale-like ambiance many of her songs suggest.

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Taryn

Easygoing
The Weathermaker is the kind of album you put on in the summer just before sitting on the front porch with a cold glass of lemonade… Or at least wishing that's what you were doing. Good production values showcase Anna Rose Beck's musical talent both vocally and instrumentally. The clarity of her voice is a very dominant factor in the music but it somehow manages to not overshadow the accompanying instruments. Throughout the album, the guitar carries an unhurried, melodic quality that becomes almost tranquilizing when coupled with Beck's voice. The songs “A Thousand Eyes” and “Words Left Unsaid” are both clear illustrations of this hypnotic pairing. The steady guitar picking in the introduction of these songs sets the calming tone that is only enhanced by the layers of instruments and vocals that are subsequently added.

Beck’s lyrics are low-maintenance, making it easy to just sit back and listen to the music without expending unnecessary energy searching for meaning behind the words. While the emotions each song evokes vary, the easygoing tone remains a constant throughout the album. So no matter what type of relaxing you’re doing, The Weathermaker is the perfect soundtrack for warm weather de-stressing.
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