Annie Dressner Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 7/19

Annie Dressner

Singer-Songwriter Annie Dressner

Growing up surrounded by music both in her family and school life, it wasn’t till the end of high school that New York singer-songwriter Annie Dressner taught herself to play guitar and began putting her own words to song.  Challenged by a friend to take her songwriting seriously, Annie started taking her music out to open mics every week until she “wasn’t scared anymore”.  That hard-earned confidence is probably what gives Annie the graceful, relaxed and assured delivery that makes it sound like she’s got 4 or 5 releases behind her, when Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names is really her debut album.

Evoking the likes of Jenny Lewis or Neko Case, Annie’s confessional quirkiness hooks you in at first listen, and her sweet voice and the lush, layered production will have you pressing “repeat” and adding the album to your summer backyard BBQ soundtrack.  Don’t be surprised if you hear one of her songs behind a pivotal scene on a popular TV show sometime soon.  She’s got that thing.

Check out this video of her song Fly to see what I mean:

If you are reading elsewhere, you may need to come to the blog to see the video.

From the title track about meeting someone for the first time after only knowing them on Facebook for a while, to the melancholy-sweet “Morning in Brooklyn”, the upbeat “Find Me”, and more, Annie is unleashing a lovely little collection of tracks to the world today.  Find out more about Annie and keep tabs on her upcoming adventures in the world of music at her website:

She’s on Facebook too, obviously. :-)

Tune in to KRUU-LP 100.1 in Fairfield, IA or online from anywhere on Tuesday, 7/19 from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Annie starts at 9am, followed by a set dedicated to the awesomeness of live music and more.

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