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Ana Egge And Nels Andrews

Sun 25th October, 2009 at 8:00pm

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Sun 25th October, 2009
Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub, London


Ana Egge was living in New Mexico when a friend coaxed her to Austin, Texas to put together a demo in 1994. She was only 17. What resulted was a cassette that accompanied Egge at her live shows and sold like hotcakes -- it was enough to get her to Europe for a tour and facilitate her move from New Mexico to Austin. With that encouragement Egge put together her debut CD, River Under the Road.

Born in Saskatchewan, Ana grew up in a teeny burg in the northwest tip of North Dakota called Ambrose. Her parents were bona fide hippies, drawn to the old-fashioned homestead lifestyle. They owned a 1969 Dodge van that they painted John Deere green with a roller and decorated with Grateful Dead stickers. The Egges divided their time between commune-living in New Mexico and a rented home in North Dakota. With such a fascinating upbringing, it's not surprising that so young a person could bring such depth to her writing.

Egge's talent has helped earn her a grassroots following, not to mention tour support from acclaimed artists like Jane Siberry, Shawn Colvin and Ron Sexsmith.

Nels Andrews who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico made his TwickFolk debut with AJ Roach in November 2006. He won several songwriting awards from the American folk festival fraternity, notably first prize in the Telluride Troubador Competition, Kerrville 'New Folk' and Falcon Ridge 'Emerging Artists' Showcase. His debut album 'Sunday Shoes' was dubbed 'One of the best albums of the year' by Radio 2's Bob Harris.

Andrews eventually signed a deal with Reveal Records, and with an indie all-star band -- one that included Ani DiFranco bassist Todd Sickafoose, Wilco keyboardist Michael Jorgensen, and drummer Ben Perowsky in tow, he recorded and released his second album, "Off Track Betting" in February 2008.

"Sparsly arranged, slyly intelligent country-folk stuffed delivered with all the gruff urgency of Tom Waits over lap steel and ruptured guitar" UNCUT Magazine (Four Stars)