Annelle has taken her music on the road since 1999, captivating audiences with her distinctive otherworldly vocals. This is no ordinary folk singer. She has an instinct for remaining true to roots music while taking it into a different dimension, echoing in the memory long after she’s stopped playing.” - Laurie Gallardo

— Texas Music Matters, KUTX Austin

For lack of a better term, Annelle makes folk music. It's often spacious and spare with instrumentation. Her voice spreads through songs like cracks on the surface of a frozen pond, both chilly and beautiful. Her songs have an elusive quality that makes them feel both like mysterious found field recordings and also energized and modern. Her approach to interpreting and singing lyrics makes her a sympathetic interpreter of others' work...she treats songs much like she treats destinations. Annelle feels a pull from the less traversed places.” - Andrew Dansby

Houston Chronicle

A genuine American visionary strikes again, this time with smoldering allegorical heft. Annelle tempers the profound with flecks of the profane, warping timeless compositions with modern forthrightness and frailty. The sound is rustic and raw but with warm production and some studio flourishes as well, amounting to a haunting, heartening, and harrowingly human folk event.” - Howard Wyman

— Crawdaddy

AMY ANNELLE is a songwriter and folk musician whose work balances exploration with a reverence for America’s restless, divergent musical past.  She’s been recording and touring for almost two decades, crafting “richly textured, exotic song-worlds that often bear little resemblance to standard voice-and-guitar folk songs” (Billboard). Over the course of ten albums and countless miles logged on the road, Amy has cultivated a rarefied voice and a repertoire that “blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude” (Crawdaddy). Since her first single appeared in 1998, Amy has released a stream of critically acclaimed albums, first using the moniker ‘The Places’, then her own name. After a few years in Portland, Oregon’s burgeoning music scene, she made a home on the road, touring as a soloist or with ingenious pickup groups which brought together friends from folk, jazz, country and experimental music circles. In between travels she stayed in different regions of the country, living rough, working odd jobs and immersing herself in the people, places and history around her. Her songs, photographs and essays bear witness to this journey, into forgotten eddies of America and deep within herself. Amy has touched many with her performances, which have taken place everywhere from art collectives and house concerts to folk festivals and rock clubs, from community radio stations and street corners to New York City’s Town Hall. Amy's version of Townes Van Zandt's "Buckskin Stallion Blues" appears prominently in the final scenes of Martin McDonagh's Academy-Award winning film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". In addition to her own work, Amy has worked with Bill Callahan, Michael Hurley, Daniel Johnston, Jolie Holland, Jandek and Bill Baird. She often plays a Big Hollow parlor guitar and resides in Montopolis, Texas.”

— High Plains Sigh

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