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Anna Troy

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The best kept secret in music


"Anna Troy embarks on blues' labor of love"

This album, Ain't No Man, is an incredibley strong collection that shows Troy to be a natural at writing hook laden blues tunes. Closer in style to Chuck Berry and roots music than Johnny Winter or any of the boogie bands, the album’s secret weapon is its range of styles within, using both electric and acoustic instruments as well as different-size combos. - San Diego Downtown News

"Anna Troy, Ain't No Man"

The problem with many blues recordings today is that, too often, they can be formulaic, based on tired covers and basic chord progressions that were cliched decades ago. Anna Troy's excellent debut disc solves that problem, displaying a knack for songwriting that takes all the blues, adds a touch of pop, then closes the deal with all parties involved performing with manic abandon and fervor. The end result is songs that come across like long lost standards. - San Diego Troubadour

"Blues: Anna Troy, "Ain't No Man""

In the spirit of Memphis Minnie, San Diego's Anna Troy has created a blues record with a decidedly female point of view. Troy crafts winning originals like “Paperboy” (it delivers) and “Ain't Too Young,” along with a strong version of the timeless “In My Time of Dyin'.” Combining blues and vintage rock touches, “Ain't No Man” at times recalls Lucinda Williams' fangirl albums.

- San Diego Union Tribune


Albums / EP’s
1) Aint Too Young ( /CD/US) 6 songs
2) Dollhouse (/CD/US) 6 songs
3) Is This Fate (/CD/US) 5 songs
4) Ain’t No Man (/CD/US) 2006

1) Aspasia Aid (/VACD/US) contains “Never See You Again”
2) Listen Local Cookbook ( / VACD+Book/US) “Aint No Man” 11/06
3) Staring At The Sun V (Blindspot/VACD/US) “Aint No Man 01/07

Guest Appearances
1) Billy Watson – Numero Cinco ( /CD/US) Anna wrote and sings lead on “Daddy Come Hone”

The Troys
The Troy sisters worked with Cindy Lee Berryhill on a set of demos prior to their Elektra album sessions
Albums / EP’s
1) The Troys – Massaging Your Ego (Elektra 2A62844/CD/US) 13 songs

1) The Troys – Sorry Song / What Do You Do (Elektra 6744423 /CD5 /US)
2) The Troys – What Do You Do (Elektra 1866 / CD5 / US) promo only

1) The Troys – What Do You Do (Elektra ) promo only clip 2003

1) The Troys – Powerpuff Girls (Kid Rhino / VACD / US) contains “What Do You Do”
2) The Troys – Mainstream Radio April 03 2003 (Promo Only/VACD/US) promo only contains “What Do You Do”
3) The Troys – WSM-WMG Sampler June 2003 (/VACD/US) promo only contains “Sorry Song”
4) The Troys – Panorama’s Top Hits Monthly Pop July 2003 (Panorama 0307/VCD-DVD/US) promo only karaoke / video compilation contains “What Do You Do”

1) Producers The Matrix were nominated for a 2003 Grammy in part for their work with the Troys.

The Troys appeared on Nickelodeon and TRL, as well as the 2003 San Diego Music Awards.

The Troys were featured in Teen Vogue, Tiger Beat and many other publications


Feeling a bit camera shy


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Though only twenty two, guitarist Anna Troy already has a lifetime of experience when it comes to music. A respected guitar instructor, multiple San Diego Music Award Nominee and former Elektra Records recording artist, Troy has seen the ups and downs the music business can offer- perhaps the perfect introduction to the blues. Following her four year stint alongside her sister in pop duo, The Troy’s, and with the support and influence of several established San Diego blues artists, she began writing and performing her own songs in the genre a year and a half ago.

Her passion has been evident from the start; little more than twelve months after beginning to craft those tunes, Troy was selected as one of the top three finalists in the International Blues Challenge at the San Diego House of Blues in November 2005.

Even with a whirlwind schedule that regularly sees her playing up to three times a day, she still managed enough time in the first half of 2006 to record her just-released debut, Aint No Man.

The album is full of self-penned gems. While this is definitely a blues album (it’s lone cover is an acoustic- slide-guitar driven version of evergreen “In My Time of Dyin’”) there is also a touch of pop, and a sense of melody that gives the songs here an edge. “Fool for Tryin” brims with rock-a-billy bluster, while the title track packs a pretty good groove in its few minutes.

Everything is topped by Troy’s scorching vocals, but she has also begun to make her name as a guitar ace, and that’s on display here as well. It’s particularly evident in the acoustic numbers, especially “Ain’t Too Young,” which shows off her deft finger picking. But there’s a lot to take in here. Jumping between solo acoustic tracks and full band workouts, her range is impressive. Joined on bass by San Diego blues legend Robin Henkel and with drums by Brian “Nucci” Cantrell, these recordings deliver on all counts.

While the best way to experience Troy’s music is in concert, from performance to songwriting prowess, one listen to Ain’t No Man and I think you’ll agree this album is a contender capturing Anna Troy’s sound perfectly. This is an album you are going to want to play loud and often. - Alan Fleagle / Melbourne