Annie Crane

Annie Crane

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

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Biography

Annie Crane calls to mind folk legends Joni Mitchell, Gillian Welch and Sandy Denny and is, according to Nashville documentarian and music writer Craig Havighurst, “refashioning folk music in a modernist and urbane guise.” She has toured the US, Canada and Europe and has shared the stage with folk icon Emmylou Harris. In addition to hearing her on the road, you can hear Annie at Starbucks locations worldwide and on top radio networks such as WXPN in Philadelphia and WFUV in NYC. Crane’s sophomore release, "Jump With a Child’s Heart" (Oct 2011) placed multiple times in the top 50 on the Folk DJ charts and is described by Canada’s Exclaim! magazine as “...an album that will undoubtedly serve as a great beacon of her potential.”

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

“...a perfect addition right next to records by Kathleen Edwards, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams.” -- Popmatters

"It is refreshing to hear a musician as authentic as Annie Crane." -- Columbus Wired

Lyrics

I'll Be Right Here

Written By: Annie Crane

(from the album, "Through the Farmlands & the Cities" released in April 2009)

It happened long ago on a cold January day back in a time when you had your own way. I never knew black ice could be so cruel.

Binghamton to Syracuse you clutched to the steering wheel so tight. I’ll never know the fright you felt that night... or any hell you’ve been through since then.

Mary-Mae your life is here to stay.
It may have gone astray.
No time for you to have your say...
But I’ll be right here.
Always right here.
I’ll be right here.

Now you live in Rockaway, NY and the kids across the street have never known a white lady so sweet. You taught them how some soap brings worms from the deep.

In your nursing days you watched Lady Jean pass away and heard her ask the angels where she’d stay. She’s been with you since that very day.

Mary-Mae your life is here to stay.
It may have gone astray.
No time for you to have your say...
But I’ll be right here.
Always right here.
I’ll be right here.

I’ll be right here.
Always right here.
Oh my, my dear!
I’ll be right here.

Seneca Falls

Written By: Annie Crane

(from the album, "Through the Farmlands & the Cities" released in April 2009)

I woke up this morning to see the snow fall
On the trees, the hills and all over Seneca Falls.
And I rolled over in a rented bed
To see my baby lying there and his cheeks were red.

The roads twisted & bended and I feared the ice.
I wouldn’t even touch my food but they made me pay the price.
But peace like a river, we were safe
And the paranoia blues left me and I went with you.

Seneca Falls where are you now all covered up in snow.
Take a trip with me to the great big city where
Lonely hearts are grey, lonely hearts are grey...

I woke up this morning to see the snow fall
Through a grey, dirt splattered window in the Bog Apple.
I rolled over in an empty bed, but I
Smiled and smelled his hair from where he'd laid his head.

In a book store over yonder a chapter can be found
Of a town where all the snow will stay always fresh and pure and cold.
And I fear the abominable snow man,
But I’ll run from him indefinitely until I reach the end.

Seneca Falls where are you now all covered up in snow.
Take a trip with me to the great big city where
Lonely hearts are grey, lonely hearts are grey...
Oh, Seneca Falls where are you now all covered up in snow.
All covered up in snow...

I woke up this morning to see the snow fall
On the trees, the hills and all over Seneca Falls.

Jump with a Child's Heart

Written By: Annie Crane

(from the album, "Jump with a Child's Heart" scheduled for release in the fall of 2011)

Some came here prepared to fail, some with delusions of success but no workmen's confidence.
They swarm the restaurants and with their swollen feet, they overdramatize their beat.
After 1 year of bithcin’, they return to their home state with silken hands.

For those who’ve been here for years working it and trying it, their hands show the rough, rugged course.
In early fall when the sun hits the leaves just right, is when our tables house the rich Hamptonites.
Pockets a little greener, our hearts a little younger. We'll work through the slow and make bank with the flow.

I don’t mean to be crude and I don’t meant o be rude, but if you put i the time she’ll give you wine.
We’ll keep up the heart until she shows us the next course to chart and in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.

Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.

You & Me & the Evergreen

Written By: Annie Crane

(from the album, "Jump with a Child's Heart" scheduled for release in the fall of 2011)

The world is catching up behind you
She’s soft and fast on your heels.
The wind picks up her voice and carries it across your ear
Asking “Why all this fear?”

Your feet try to loose her in the wood.
You turn your stiff, stubborn neck saying,
“Keep away. You’ve brought me only grey. You lead my brother’s life away
And to this day, my mother can’t find her way”.

The world slowed down for a minute
Crying hard for your pains.
But she knows her role - she’s up in haste. Find’s you quick, your head in your hands
Sitting by the old evergreen.

“You and me and the evergreen.
He’s old and wise, says I am your prize.
We’re sorry for you tears my love,
But I’m all yours - me and my hard, hard ways”.

Copenhagen Heart

Written By: Annie Crane

Copenhagen heart lead me home
By way of the Inner City Expressway.
I’ll trade le Sacre-Coeur for Suydam St.
Three flights up to the railroad where you sleep.

I’ll marry you tonight
Baby, please tonight
Oooh, I’ll marry you.

Berlin bleeds of art and hope and grit.
Never in the day did we ever feel that they quit.
It pulls and shine just like our Bushwick home
And from its core it screams that you are alone.

I’ll marry you tonight
Baby, please tonight
Oooh, I’ll marry you.
Ooooh, I’ll marry you.

Ash in the European air
Has kept me from your ever-constant stare.
Your stare, your stare

Oooh....
Ooooh, I’ll marry you.
Ooooh, I’ll marry you.
Ooooh You.
You.

Discography

(October 2011)
Annie Crane: Album - Jump With a Child's Heart

(July 2011)
Annie Crane: Single - "Copenhagen Heart" with Family Records Singles Club

(April 2011)
Compilation - Burning Heart: Songs for the Gulf. A benefit CD put out by Constant Clip Records featuring "Hell's Gate" by Annie Crane

(April 2009)
Annie Crane: Album - Through the Farmlands & the Cities

(August 2007)
Annie Crane: EP - Self-Titled

Set List

Sets are primarily all original songs with a few traditional American & Irish folk songs thrown in.

Sets are usually 45 - 60 minutes long, or two sets of 45 minutes with a 15 minute break between.