Monday, September 19, 2011

Folk singer Annie Crane announces tour in support of upcoming new album.

Record release show scheduled for October 1st at NYC’s Living Room.


Annie Crane as photographed by Margaret Crane.



“Copenhagen Heart” is the latest single and video from Annie Crane’s upcoming “Jump With A Child’s Heart.”


“Annie Crane plays fabulous folk with enough thoughtful twang to transport you back in time...” – Time Out New York

“Her lilting, Celtic-inspired voice is prone to soaring. It’s quite beautiful, and she knows it...” – Independent Clauses

“This album is, on a lyrical level alone, a true folk record...” – Old Fridges Can Kill

NYC-based folk singer-songwriter Annie Crane will embark on a tour in October in support of her upcoming Jump With A Child’s Heart album scheduled for release by Constant Clip Records on October 4thCrane will kick off the run of dates with a record release show on October 1st at NYC venue The Living Room where she will be joined by Jason Benjamin of the Red Hook Ramblers on Trumpet, Lauren Weaver on Cello, Brian Speaker on Drums, husband Eric Wolfson on Bass and Jeff Berner on Slide Guitar. Vocal harmonies will be provided by Claire Bowman of Americana duo The Bowmans.

The tour that follows will see Crane playing some intimate house shows in the same vein made recently notable by artists such as David Bazan and others. Crane is also satisfying a folk music tradition with these shows by playing to close crowds in an environment that lets the stories in her songs shine outside of the typical club environment. As with Bazan’s living room tours, these house shows can be attended by e-mailing the address provided in order to receive directions to the performance location.

One song fans are sure to hear is “Copenhagen Heart,” a song about missing home that is the current single from Jump With A Child's Heart. Crane recently released the Jesse Miksic-directed video for the tune which was in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in Ridgewood, Queens and in the artist's own apartment. It’s in this portion of the clip where viewers can clearly see the postcard reminders of Crane’s tour to Copenhagen, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin that inspired the song.

While this single was written in Denmark, the Jump With A Child's Heart album is decidedly urbane, especially for a Celtic-laced, Americana-based folk record. Tales of characters trying to make dreams come true in NYC run throughout the album and Crane plans to bring these same inspiring messages to those who see her on the road this fall. Jump With A Child's Heart will be released on October 4th, 2011 by Constant Clip Records. Annie Crane is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Annie Crane On Tour
* w/ Elam Blackman

10/01 New York, NY @ The Living Room CD Release Show, 8PM, $10 (includes copy of CD)
10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Green Line Cafe (4426 Locust St.,) w/ Nathan Reich, 7PM
10/15 Antrim, NH @ The Antrim Grange (Clinton Road, Route 31) 8PM, $5
10/16 Portland, ME @ Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge (24 Preble St.) 9PM
10/17 Montreal, PQ @ Grumpys Bar (1242 Bishop St.) Chick Pickin' Mondays, w/ Brie Neilson, 9PM
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Free Times Cafe (320 College St.) 830PM, w/ Mary Stewart
10/20 Rochester, NY @ Abilene's Bar & Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way) 8PM
10/21 Ithaca, NY @ The Shop Cafe (312 East Seneca St.) 8PM
10/22 Baltimore, MD @ House Show [e-mail:] 8PM
11/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 10PM
11/10 Nashville, TN @ TBA *
11/11 Indianapolis, IN @ House Show [e-mail:] 8PM, w/ The Accordions, *
11/12 Columbus, OH @ TBA *
11/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Sitwells Coffeehouse (324 Ludlow Ave.) 8PM, *
11/14 Knoxville, TN @ House Show [email:] 8PM, *
11/15 Asheville, NC @ TBA *
11/16 Hendersonville, NC @ TBA *
11/17 Durham, NC @ The Broad Street Cafe (1116 Broad St.) 830PM, *
11/18 Staunton, VA @ Darjeeling Cafe (103 W. Beverley St.) 8PM, *
11/19 Baltimore, MD @ House Show [e-mail:] 7PM, *
11/20 Fredericksburg, VA @ TBA *
11/21 Kimberton, PA @ Camphill Village Community - Rose Hall (1601 Pughtown Rd.) *


Annie Crane
Jump With A Child’s Heart
(Constant Clip – Oct. 4th, 2011)

Track Listing:

01. Jump With A Child’s Heart (STREAM | MP3)
02. You & Me & The Evergreen
03. Copenhagen Heart (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
04. Money Only Hates Me
05. Hell’s Gate
06. The Island of Manhattan
07. Ghost Body
08. Salinger Said
09. Lookin’ Out


Annie Crane Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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