Annie Dressner; one half of the David Ford/Annie Dressner duo; will head out on tour in September.
Since moving from her hometown of NYC to the UK eleven years ago, singer songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. Having released three full length albums, Dressner has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star, an understated Jenny Lewis, Soccer Mommy & Phoebe Bridgers.
This is a tour that is going to be brilliant and one that we would highly recommend attending. Annie will be supporting Ben Ottewell (better known as part of Gomez) in Sheffield and will be supported by Amelia Coburn on many of the forthcoming dates. There are dates up and down the country so there is plenty of chances to catch these wonderful singers in the flesh.
Dressner’s latest album, a collaboration with David Ford, titled 48 Hours, reached #23 in The Official Folk Albums Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo, and was released in July of this year.
‘I’ve Always Been Like This’ is Annie’s new single and second co-write with friend Matthew Caws (Nada Surf). ‘I’ve always been like this, I’m always alone, even when I’m surrounded by a crowd.’ Since I was a kid I felt as if I didn’t belong – an outsider looking in — ‘except for the times few and far between when somebody knows the places I’ve been’ – the rare times someone really truly sees me… and in those moments, rare as they might be, sadness and loneliness are taken away. I ask ‘Am I alone in thinking I’m alone in feeling like this?’ I hope others will feel less alone listening to this song.
Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and Radio 1 via her co-write with Saturday Night Gym Club ‘The Nowhere Team.’ Her latest solo album, released in 2020, Coffee At The Corner Bar, includes a Magnetic Fields cover & a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. This tour will give Annie chance to share these songs – as she was denied due to COVID.
Annie has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective, as well as a co-headline tours with Polly Paulusma and David Ford. Three of her songs are featured in Crucible Films’ ‘Drive Me To The End’ (2020) directed by Richard Summers-Calvert on Amazon Prime.
You can buy tickets for Annie’s shows HERE.
Listen to Nyack from Annie Dressner, below.