Annie Dressner - Coffee At the Corner Bar
Annie Dressner - Coffee At the Corner Bar - Out Sept 4, 2020
Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK eight years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has been working on her craft and garnering rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. From her debut Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names, her EP East Twenties and her second full-length Broken Into Pieces produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore), Dressner has gone from strength to strength, her songs delivered with a such a conversational ease that it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter set to music. Shire Folk called her last album “one of the freshest and most enjoyable releases of the year.” Annie’s straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star and Jenny Lewis.
Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music (Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscroft) and many local BBC radio stations. She has just finished recording her third studio album with her husband & producer Paul Goodwin (a singer/songwriter in his own right). Along with a set of new original songs, the album includes a Magnetic Fields cover and a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf. Ahead of the album release, singles ‘Pretend’, ‘Nyack’ and ‘Out In The Cold’ have had extensive support from Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music), Mike Naylor (BBC3RC) Adam Walton (for Janice Long Show, Radio Wales), Roddy Hart Show (Radio Scotland), Sue Marchant (BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Folk Show), among many others.
Since landing on these shores, Annie has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, O2 Academy Islington, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Emily Barker, Simone Felice, Kirsty McGee, Juan Zelada, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective.
‘Fly’ from Annie's debut can be heard in the trailer music for the upcoming indie film Drive Me to the End directed by Richard Calvert (Crucible Films). In addition to recording and performing on her own, Dressner is one half of The Pollyanna Band with Polly Paulusma.