I'm delighted to be able to announce the long-awaited return of an old friend of the blog.
Readers of long standing may remember our enthusiasm for Annie Dressner's records, "Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names" and "East Twenties", when they came out in 2011 and 2013 respectively. After a five year break from recording, during which she was doing important things like starting a family, Annie has got a new album coming out next month.
The record is called "Broken Into Pieces" and I'm pleased to report that Annie is sounding as good as ever - as you can tell from this track from the album. She's also doing some touring in the UK during October and November. I'm going to do my best to get along to one of the shows and I suggest you do too. And don't forget to buy the new album while you're there.
BONUS FEATURE: To celebrate Annie's return, here are a few songs by or about other, entirely unrelated, Annies.
"My Bonneville" - Annie & The Beekeepers
"Loving Kind Of Woman" - Annie Blue
"Annie's Got Hot Pants Power" - Syl Johnson
"Annie's Going To Sing Her Song" - Tom Paxton