Review: Annie Dressner - East Twenties
So, another CD for me to review. It is nice to listen to more than just classical music. But here it has been no challenge, but rather a delight to listen to.
Annie Dressner seems like the adorable girl next door. Her songs are gentle yet crisp in their delivery. It puts to my mind the type of songs that would be used for an advert today. That certain kind of American folk for the 21st Century. The American twee here is so splendid these seem to be songs for curling up by a campfire with a nice warm mug of hot chocolate.
Each of the four songs is a snapshot of a certain mood. There seems to be a creeping sense of melancholia in each. Family, friends and partners. Keep them close, but never let anyone break your heart.
It's hard not to like her work. You would have to be made of stone to say you hated them. The front cover for her album is a drawing she did of a clown standing on one hand when she was two. I had wondered what this was. It looked very abstract and I found myself turning the cover to each side to see what it looked like from that angle.
She proves her nice person credentials by dedicating the EP to her parents, who I’m sure encouraged her and gave her the amount of love a parent could give a child.
Looking at her tour dates, it’s such a shame she is not having a gig in Cardiff. I know I would have most certainly have attended. The closest it seems would have been Bristol at the Grain Barge. I hope she will add dates for Wales. It’s only a tour of England and not the UK in general. I would really like to meet her, in all honesty.
A must listen to if you love a warm, intimate singer who has a great charm and never loses her grip on the listener.