New York singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. From her debut Strangers…, her EP East Twenties and her second full-length Broken…, 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 and Phoebe Bridgers.
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 cowrite with Saturday Night Gym Club The Nowhere Team. She released her third studio album, Coffee At The Corner Bar with producer Paul Goodwin in 2020. Along with a set of new original songs, the album includes a Magnetic Fields cover and a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. She is currently set to release her fourth studio album in 2024.
Annie has collaborated and co-written songs with Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), David Ford, Polly Paulusma, The Last Dinosaur, Saturday Night Gym Club and Tim Gordine.
Annie has performed at the Green Man Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Black Deer Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, David Ford, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective. Last February she co-headlined tours with Polly Paulusma and Luke James Williams. Her music is also in Crucible Films’ Drive Me To The End directed by Richard Summers-Calvert.
Recently, she was shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine. She is half of the duo David Ford & Annie Dressner which began after they went on tour in January, and subsequently recorded an album within forty eight hours of the tour, that took forty eight hours to write and recorded it in one thirteen hour live session. The album is titled 48 Hours with David Ford & Annie Dressner and was released 1 July 2022. 48 Hours, reached #23 in The Official Folk Albums Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo. Most recently, they have released a live album titled 10 Days from their The Summer Holiday tour, released 2023.
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