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Annie Crane

by Annie Crane

Annie Crane is re-energizing folk music for a new generation. With a rich, strong voice and lyrics that evoke universal emotions and memories, each of her songs promises a unique folk experience that stays with you long after you first hear it
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1. Ring Down
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2. When I Grow Old
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3. Pennsylvania
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4. Franny & Zooey
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5. Oliver
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Album Notes
Annie Crane was born into an upstate NY home and since her birth has taken with her the stories of immigrant grandparents, the chills of February ice storms, flowers from the tops of the northern Cascades, sunfish from Oxbow Lake, heartache from snowy Toronto streets and an industrially sweet Brooklyn love. She sews these pieces together using the fabric of the music she grew up on: Traditional Irish ballads, Paul Simon records, and contemporary pop music from the radio dial.

At 13, beginning to be noticed as a girl with a voice, she was already developing a special affinity for classic 60’s folk. She received classical vocal training at Eastman School of Music, but while studying at the University of Toronto, she turned her prodigious talents toward her first love, folk music.

She has been compared to the likes of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, and Gillian Welch. As one enthusiastic fan put it, “She looks across the audience like she’s looking deep into a distant decade.”


“ANNIE CRANE’S soaring Baez vocals (without that overbearing, church singer quality), and rustic Americana-to-European-mountaintop (quite a trip!) songwriting will make you want to hug the person next to you. Her voice is like chasing a butterfly: a sound you’ll never be able to catch, but one that leaves enough feeling in the air to make you forget it’s gone - like all the stuff that glides by your window on a cross-country drive: the perfect canvas for the daydreams in your head to start wandering….like that one bird you always see taking off into the landscape, not held down by any of it.”
- Mike Baglivi, New Jersey’s Lone Wolf

“Crane’s music is mature, minimalist, and she’s got a depth to her voice that lends credence to even her most mythical poetic wanderings…Finally, here’s a girl-guitar combo that is unapologetic but never angsty”.
- Jordan Levinson’s review of Self-titled EP (released Aug’07), Urban Folk Issue 16.

“Annie Crane plays mournful songs with a voice that echoes Nancy Griffin, Joan Baez and Richard Thompson. Favoring a chugging guitar strum ala-Mark Kozelek, she spun a set of heartbreak that I thoroughly enjoyed.”
- Ben Kreiger on the Jezebel Music Singer Songwriter Showcase; Feb’07, www.JezebelMusic.com

“This EP is too short!…I am highly recommending it.”
- Amy Lotsberg’s review of Self-titled EP (released Aug’07), Collected Sounds.

“Crane’s sound is a mild Celtic folk found on Shanachie releases and 60s forebears like Joan Baez”.
- Jon Berger’s commentary on Make Music NY 2007, Urban Folk.



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Jon Katz

Finally some good talent
A great album with insights beyond the ordinary..Annie's beautiful voice constantly uplifts the material, making every selection (no matter the genre or instrumentation) well worth hearing...She is long overdue to be discovered. Way to go Annie!!!

Wendy Atkins

Annie Crane
Loved it, loved it, loved it...I can't wait for the next CD. It was absolutely fabulous. What a magnificent voice. I could listen to it over and over again.

Amy A Lotsberg

Unique and cool
This album has got a sort of low-fi quality at times. It sounds a little tinny. I don't mean that in a bad way, it certainly creates a mood. There's an almost spooky feel to this record. And I love it.

Larissa Kaplan

Love it!
This album makes me feel like home for so many reasons. I have been begging Annie to sing for me every day since we were 14...even back then I knew that her voice was something amazing and that one day the rest of the world would know it too. Keep the albums coming cause I can never get enough!!