Anna Troy

Anna Troy

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Though only twenty two, Anna Troy already has a lifetime of experience when it comes to music. A 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.

Biography

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

Lyrics

Ain't No Man

Written By: Anna Troy

I met a man just the other day
He called me baby then he went away
He said he’d call me but he never did
I sat up crying in my bed

Where is he now
I said, where is he now
I saw him with a girl they were holding hands
That boy ain’t no man

He took me to a dance we stayed out all night
He held me close and he squeezed me tight
Just as we were making out
Along came this girl and he ran out

Where is he now
I said, where is he now
I love the same man that I can’t stand
That boy ain’t no man

One day he said will you marry me
I promise you’re the only girl I’ll ever see
I said baby this is your last chance
I ain’t no fool for your romance

Where is he now
I said, where is he now
A man like that will hurt you if he can
That boy ain’t no man

My mamma said a good man is hard to find
He’ll be so sweet and he’ll treat you nice
The man I got don’t see nothing wrong
Running off with every girl he wants

Where is he now
I said, where is he now
This time I’ll drop you as fast as I can
That boy ain’t no man

Paperboy

Written By: Anna Troy

Paperboy come by my window
In the morning in the night
You bring my Daddy’s paper
Then you tiptoe out of sight
I saw you by the back door
Hanging round last night
Next time I see you paperboy
I’m gonna set things right

Don’t sneak on by my window
Unless you’re coming in tonight
And kiss me while the moon is out
Until the sun comes shining bright
Paperboy what is your name
Tell me, don’t be shy
Don’t sneak on by my window
Unless you’re coming in tonight

I saw you fishing at the pond
Thought I’d just say hi
I’m on my way back from school
Come home with me tonight
Paperboy what is your name
Tell me, don’t be shy
I’ll leave my window open
If you’re coming in tonight

Fool For Trying

Written By: Anna Troy

Don’t run home baby crying
You left for good this time
You said I’m not the one you want
And I’m a fool for trying
Oh, I’m not the one you want
But I should be the one who’s crying

I always loved you baby
And gave you what you want
It seemed like it was never enough
And I’m not the one you loved
Oh, I’m not the one you want
But I should be the one who’s crying

You used to take me dancing
And twirl me on my feet
I love the way your body felt
When you grab a hold of me
Oh, I’m not the one you want
But I should be the one who’s crying

Well you look so good
In that suit
And your fancy leather shoes
Where’s the man who loved me right
The one I want to squeeze all night
Oh, I’m not the one you want
But I should be the one who’s crying

Discography

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

Compilations
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

Singles
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

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

Compilations
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”

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

Other
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

Set List

30-40min set, all original songs-
Ain't No Man
Paperboy
Ain't Too Young
Untie Your Shoes
Daddy Come Home
The Best Damn Lover
Love's The Meanest Thing
Love Me Three Times
In My Time of Dying
Heaven Help the Woman
Fool For Trying