May 1st @ Aster Cafe in Minneapolis!

March 14th, 2015 by Annie

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It’s been a crazy, amazing, sleep-deprived, joy-filled last few years. I didn’t truly understand the depths at which one can love another human being, until we had our little guy. I thought i knew, but I’ve been blown away. Another exciting life event happened recently. We were lucky enough to move back to my roots in Minnesota, so we could be closer to family as we continue this parenthood journey. I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be playing a show to CELEBRATE on MAY 1st at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis! This show is with one of my most favorite singer/songwriters, Vicky Emerson. Please come and give me hugs! New music, old music, good food & drinks, & good friends. I promise it will be a blast. We will be bringing Americana goodness with our bands – my set is at 9PM, Vicky plays at 10PM.

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended by calling 612-379-3138.
($10 cover)

“Let’s Not Wait Too Long” Official Music Video Release!

July 12th, 2012 by Annie

So excited to share this with you. A HUGE thanks to my director/creative/producer/friend Jim Hoppin ( for making this with me. You are SUCH a talent. I’m so lucky to have my music come to life through your eyes!

As a special thanks & “yippie for music”, the ENTIRE RECORD ‘In Good Time’ is available for download for only $4.99 on my website HERE:

Hope you all ENJOY! Thank you for watching & feel free to share with friends! xo, Annie

New YouTube Video, Lullaby Album, and Our Good News

June 27th, 2012 by Annie

Happy Happy Summer!

It’s been too long since I’ve written a proper update and hello. I hope your June has started off with a bang! Oh how I am missing the Minnesota lakes right now!

I actually won’t be able to make it back to MN this summer (*sad face*), because I am currently under strict orders not to travel. (for a good reason, I promise) Back in December, my husband Ryan and I got news that we were expecting a baby, and we’re now 6 weeks away from the “guess date” of when our little man is to make his appearance! We are so excited for this new chapter, and of course nervous in all the ways new parents usually are. Lots of creative nursery projects (paintings of elephants, anyone?:), reading of books, & nesting have been happening at our house. We have been making a habit of putting headphones on my belly, and playing everything from blues to classical music to him. So far, he’s proven to be a big fan of Van Morrison, Mozart, and Slim Harpo (which makes his Grandpa Charlie pretty happy).

I’ve been inspired by this new adventure of becoming a Mom. Besides encouraging my writing for the next record in new ways (which I’m sure will only be more so once he’s born) I’ve thought about which lullaby’s I would sing to him on sleepless nights. That turned into playing around with different songs and ultimately deciding that I wanted to put a record together to remember this time. (a little Bob Dylan, a few traditional lullaby’s….even a Pearl Jam tune) I was trying out one of the songs on our dogs (a.k.a. our little sleep farmers) this past weekend, and Ry took a video. It’s a cover song by the indie band Clem Snide called “Find Love” posted below. (my belly has become quite the nice little guitar “proper-upper”:)

I’m going to make a habit of throwing more videos up on YouTube. Join me there or on Facebook or Twitter (icons on top right of this page will take you there) for regular updates, if you haven’t already.

Wishing you a wonderful summer & sending love your way!


Photo Stills From “Let’s Not Wait…” Music Video

May 1st, 2012 by Annie

I’m pretty excited about the new music video for “Let’s Not Wait Too Long”! Here are a few still photos from the shoot. My talented friend, Jim Hoppin, who directed “Hero” is lending his talent to this project as well. Can’t wait for you all to see it!

Happy May Day!




Fan video of ‘Hero’! Thanks, Lexi! Love it!

February 1st, 2012 by Annie

Riley says “Goodnight” #mybassetthoundisalove

December 20th, 2011 by Annie

Riley says “Goodnight” #mybassetthoundisalove

My favorite piece from my adventure to the Brooklyn Museum today: “Blossom” by Sanford B

November 30th, 2011 by Annie

My favorite piece from my adventure to the Brooklyn Museum today: “Blossom” by Sanford B

“Hero” Official Music Video!!

November 12th, 2011 by Annie

It’s here!!! Words can’t express how lucky I feel to have met my friend Jim Hoppin (, and to have made this music video with him and the incredible cast of friends who helped us. I hope you enjoy!

Big Love,

Live Music Clubhouse

September 28th, 2011 by Annie

Hey everyone. I’m having a blast in TX this week & playing lots of music. I’m told that line dancing is in my future, as well as a cattle run that takes place in the middle of the main drag in Ft. Worth. I’ll be taking pictures, most definitely. *smile*

I’ve started a new place for community here on the website. There are live tracks from a show at Rockwood Music Hall posted (you can download for free), and I plan to put more up there as time goes on. Just click on the “Live Music Clubhouse” page above.

Here’s a video of us playing “Let’s Not Wait Too Long” from that show.

Thanks so much for your love & support.



Tinderbox Music Festival & I did what?!

September 6th, 2011 by Annie

One of the reasons I’m a songwriter today, is because of the encouragement and mentorship I received when I was a young girl. I’m always seeking out ways to keep music alive in public schools, and trying to find opportunities to connect with young people through music. That said, I’m beyond thrilled to be performing at Tinderbox Music Festival this weekend, and to have a chance to give back through the organizations Tinderbox supports. For those of you in the NYC area, the Band & I hope to see you on Saturday at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn!

About Tinderbox Music Festival:
Tinderbox Music Festival is an annual event showcasing a powerful and diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists producing innovative original music. Rooted in the vibrant New York City music scene, Tinderbox fosters community by providing opportunities to perform, collaborate, and connect. Tinderbox also donates 100% of its net proceeds to organizations involved in empowering the next generation of female artists including GIRLS WRITE NOW , an organization providing guidance and opportunities for NYC’s underserved high school girls to develop their independent voices and explore careers in professional writing, and the WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS, a non- profit music and mentoring program empowering girls and women through music education and activities.

Saturday, September 10th

@ The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 

Doors: 12 noon, Shows start at 1pm


Save a few bucks by GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS FOR ONLY $15 HERE  ($18 at the door)

Facebook Invite & More info HERE

LISTEN:  Check out Rubyfruit Radio’s Tinderbox Music Festival episode featuring songs from 14 of the artists who will be performing at this year’s event to preview some of the great music you will hear at The Knitting Factory on Saturday.

In other NEWS: Time has been FLYING, and so have I! (I can’t believe it’s September already. Where did the summer go?) I had my first experience zip lining over the Catskill Mountains over the holiday weekend. I’m not a thrill seeker per se, but I must admit that the sense of accomplishment I felt afterwards was awesome.  *big smile*

I’ll leave you with a few pictures from my little adventure. Wishing you lots of little adventures as Fall approaches. With Love, Annie











*look closely for the little dots. that was the view from below.

The highest run was 600 ft high, and 3200 ft long. (felt like forever up there!)