A Brief View of the Hudson

A Brief View of the Hudson

 New York City, New York, USA
BandFolkAmericana

"Best Folk Duo" - NY Press

I look to the west between the buildings and behind the highway, right before we disappear underground once more, I see A Brief View of the Hudson.

Biography


"A Brief View of the Hudson features Ann Enzminger's arrestingly powerful vocals, which are well tuned to the duo's graceful songs of indie-folk heartbreak." -Time Out NY

"They finally bestow the flawless beauty that is their long awaited full-length, Querencia." -Bowery Boogie

"Singular vocal bliss." - Deli Magazine

Ann Enzminger spent her early years in Texas singing on Austin street corners and with many ill-fated traveling bands and revues. She finally settled in New York City in the early part of this century and through a series of seemingly unrelated events and a small stint in Drama school she met Nick Nace. Nick had come in to town, not long after Ann, on a slow train from Canada's northlands. It was a crisp October afternoon when he first laid eyes upon his new home, the sun was shining, the sky was happy and the golden leaves and yellow taxicab's spun together in autumnal glory. After some shaky first steps, a brief incarceration and an illness I wont bother to talk about Nick found a bed bug ridden room at The Hotel Belleclaire, a sleazy S.R.O. on Manhattans Upper West Side. It was a dismal place. Yet such beautiful flowers can rise from the darkest of corners. Besides two random meetings in the Hotels small elevator Nick & Ann spent years mostly unaware of the others existence. Then one day Nick was walking down the Bowery when he heard a voice singing as if from the ether. There was the petite frame of Ann Enzminger belting out a melancholy tune so powerful and violent yet so delicate and feminine Nick was dumbfounded. He watched for several minutes in a trance like state. Then it hit him. He knew what he had to do. He tore home, got his hands on an old blue guitar and resolved to start a musical collaboration with Ann by years end. Over the next six months he practiced day and night. One day as he was sitting in the hallway plucking a Hank Williams tune he looked up to see Ann staring down at him. "I've been listening to you practice for months now, you're finally getting somewhere, you're almost good even" she said. "I am playing down at The Delilah in two days maybe we can work out a few numbers." Perhaps it was fate, perhaps not, but from that day forward whenever I take the train home and it goes above ground between 125th St. and 137th St. I look to the west and between the buildings and behind the highway, right before we disappear underground once more, I see A Brief View of the Hudson.

Discography


LP: Querencia (2013 North/South)

EP: Well Here We Are (2010 North/South)

EP: Go North to Find Me (2004 North/South)

Single: She Will Never Speak, Anticomp Folkilation (2007 Crafty Records)

Single: Half A World Apart, The Art Star Sounds Compilation (2005 North/South)

Set List

15-20 Songs. 45-60 Minute Set.