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!)