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Ana Egge sings sultry country music

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 Brooklyn based , Estevan, Saskatchewan born songwriter Ana Egge entertained an intimate audience with beautiful alt country music at the Geomatic Attic, June 9 for the last day of her tour with her trio.Ana Egge sharing stories and music. Photo by Richard Amery
 Egge looked completely blissed out as she strummed her acoustic guitar and switched between a mandolin and a resonator guitar.

Though she  was suffering from a cold she picked up in Saskatchewan, her voice and music sounded like a mix of Kathleen Edwards, kd lang and The Cowboy Junkies. John Kengla alternated between laying down a groove on the bass and playing tasteful guitar solos while drummer Michael Thompson kept the beat. Egge was in complete bliss as she strummed and sang with her eyes closed, playing songs  and telling stories from throughout her careers.

 A couple of the highlights off the new CD were “Hole in Your Halo” and another which  Steve Earle sang on on the CD.

 She played a pretty, low key set  only picking up the tempo on a couple songs, like on “ Fairest of them All,” which was definitely a highlight. She talked about murder ballads and visiting an abandoned hotel in upstate New York which had been closed for 40 years and about finding  old newspapers from the late 1800’s and being  caught up in their graphic reports of the crime of the day. That lead her into another of the show’s haunting highlights “Evil.” from her new CD “Bad Blood.”

She slowed things even more as her band left the stage leaving her to perform a  handful of solo acoustic songs on a n old  mandolin she  borrowed from a friend in Austin and an old Resonator guitar. By the end of the night she got the audience singing along with her on a solid version of an old Bee Gees folk song “ To Love Somebody.”

She ended her show with a spirited version of her song “Motorcycle,” but a standing ovation brought her back for an encore of  “Talko Girl”  and a Sam Cooke song.
 Bridgette Yarwood and Jason Eveleigh made their Geomatic Attic debut to open the show. They played a variety of Yarwood’s jazz tinged originals and a beautiful version of Etta James’ “At Last.” One of the highlights was her “dirty song” “Nobody Else To Blame But Myself.”
 She sang beautifully as always, and added some impressive vocalizations which showed off her range.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:30 )  
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