Annie Crane
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Annie Crane

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE
Band Folk Americana


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"Single Review: Annie Crane - Copenhagen Heart"

"It's an incredibly powerful song with tugs at the heartstrings, demonstrating not only the strength of Crane's songwriting ability, but also the great range and depth that her voice possesses." - Music Liberation

"Review: Annie Crane – Jump with a Child’s Heart"

"This album is, on a lyrical level alone, a true folk record..." - Old Fridges Can Kill

"NYC's Annie Crane Jumps With A Child's Heart"

"... a time capsule left from traditional folk to re-acquaint itself with the once prominent NYC folk scene. Between the sincerity of Crane’s lyrical content and her ability to write the sort of tunes to back them, Annie Crane is an artist to follow". - SSG Music

"Annie Crane’s gentle acoustic tunes call up Nick Drake comparisons"

"Her lilting, Celtic-inspired voice is prone to soaring. It’s quite beautiful, and she knows it..." - Independent Claures

"Annie Crane: Jump With a Child’s Heart"

"It is refreshing to hear a musician as authentic as Annie Crane... Apart from Crane’s amazing songwriting capabilities, her musical talent is incredible on its own. Her voice is absolutely beautiful as she blends the Celtic and folk styles into her own." - Columbus Wired

"Annie Crane: Jump With a Child’s Heart"

" a perfect addition right next to records by Kathleen Edwards, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams." Rated: 7/10 stars. - PopMatters

"Annie Crane: Jump With a Child’s Heart"

"... ballads that are steeped in literary and mythological themes, they hail a time only our grand parents would remember... an album that will undoubtedly serve as a great beacon of her potential." - Exclaim! Magazine

"Review: Annie Crane - Through the Farmlands & the Cities"

"Few artists have the ability to take you along with them; to make you feel as if you’re a spectator of the travels and defining moments... Crane has assembled a wonderful, lively documentation of her experiences and she makes it easy and enjoyable for you to sing along with her". -

"Review: Annie Crane - Through the Farmlands & the Cities"

"Annie is one of the most pure talents from the real New York scene... Ten catchy and
melodic songs, whose text speak of life, that deal with places or persons, a voice original and melodious, there is nothing to fault with one of the most engaging records of the moment”. - XRoads Magazine, France

"Review: Annie Crane Self-Titled EP"

"Crane's music is mature, minimalist, and she's got a depth to her voice that lends credence to even her most mythical poetic wanderings...Finally, here's a girl-guitar combo that is unapologetic but never angsty". - Urban Folk

"Creating the Cool Zine, Brooklyn"

"Annie has the unusual capability to bring a more modern take on stylistically traditional folk music. With heart-felt vocal sincerity and beautifully written lyrics, it’s hard to describe Annie’s music as anything other than breathtaking. We eagerly look forward to hearing what the future will hold for this NYC 'Urban Americana' darling". - Creating the Cool

"Critic's Pick, New York NY"

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

", Sweden"

“This album is folk rock in its purest form… I am looking forward to what is to come in the future from Annie Crane. If you get the chance to listen, do not pass it up!” - Review "Through the Farmlands & the Cities" - Rickard Holmgren

"New Jersey's Lone Wolf"

"ANNIE CRANE'S soaring Baez vocals (without that overbearing, church singer quality), and rustic Americana-to-European-mountaintop (quite a trip!) songwriting will make you want to hug the person next to you. Her voice is like chasing a butterfly: a sound you'll never be able to catch, but one that leaves enough feeling in the air to make you forget it's gone - like all the stuff that glides by your window on a cross-country drive: the perfect canvas for the daydreams in your head to start that one bird you always see taking off into the landscape, not held down by any of it." - Mike Baglivi

", Brooklyn NY"

"Annie Crane plays mournful songs with a voice that echoes Nancy Griffin, Joan Baez and Richard Thompson. Favoring a chugging guitar strum ala-Mark Kozelek, she spun a set of heartbreak that I thoroughly enjoyed."- Review of the Jezebel Music Singer Songwriter Showcase 4/25/07 - Ben Krieger

"Around Town, Athens GA"

"New York's Annie Crane tackles traditional folk topics in her acoustic performances. Check out "Nowhere to Go" [written by Eric Wolfson] for a FEMA-era New Orleans lament, which highlights Crane's Baez/Williams vocals. Violinist Money Roney frequently accompanies". -

", Minneapolis MN"

"This EP is too short!...I am highly recommending it". - Review of Annie Crane: Self-titled EP

This album has got a sort of low-fi quality at times. It sounds a little tinny. I don't mean that in a bad way, it certainly creates a mood. There's an almost spooky feel to this record. And I love it.

There's a good amount of echo on her voice, as on Ring Down. It almost sounds like she's singing in another room and you're overhearing her. Very interesting effect.

Franny & Zooey is rhythmic and emotional. It strikes me that I have no idea what to call this genre. I guess folk fits best. But it's a little more sophisticated than your average folk.

Oliver uses violin and it's passionate and lovely. The end is almost chilling. You'll dash to the CD player to hit repeat when it's over. This EP is too short!

I really like this, it's different and not going to be for everyone, but it's quite cool. I am highly recommending it. I just wish she had a real website (I am so over MySpace).

Feb 14, 2008
- Amy Lotsberg

", Brooklyn NY"

Writing from a Folk/Punk perspective, Brook Pridemore of says,

“Crane’s proven that her gentle brand of country folk carries just as much weight as the ‘insurgent’ stuff I’m regularly drawn to… In a more just world, 'I’ll Be Right Here' would get as much airplay as 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (or some other dogshit young country track)”. - Review of "Through the Farmlands & the Cities" - Brook Pridemore


(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



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 “ 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