"richly textured, exotic song-worlds"--Billboard
"powerfully affecting"--TimeOut NY
"devastating delicacy"--Austin Chronicle


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"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 recording and also energized and modern. Her approach to interpreting and singing lyrics makes her a sympathetic interpreter of others' work, so a Ray Davies cover and an original song flow together without discernible distinction"--Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle

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 "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is nominated for Seven Academy Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS to "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and, to the incomparable Francis McDormand, the Golden Globe for Best Actress!  Amy Annelle's version of the great Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt's "Buckskin Stallion Blues" plays during the final scenes of the film.






A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless, divergent musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy).
Amy's version of Townes Van Zandt's "Buckskin Stallion Blues" appears in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", the new film by writer and director Martin McDonagh. The song also appears on the film soundtrack, released by Varèse Sarabande, and was originally released on Amy's album "The Great Unveiling". In addition to her own work, Amy has sung with Bill Callahan, Daniel Johnston, Jolie Holland, Michael Hurley and Jandek. A new studio album, "High Country", is planned for 2018.


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SURGERY by Amy Annelle || Music & Photography Project || 
Digital Download available at Bandcamp.


SURGERY by Amy Annelle || Music & Photography Project || digital download available.
(The CD with hand sewn gatefold package; 12 panel folded mini-book of photos; numbered edition of 100 is sold out)
For those who prefer tactile music formats.  
The package is handmade and sewn on my 1949 Singer Portable, and includes a 12 panel folded mini-book of photos.
Disc is professionally printed (not a CDR)




Videos from Ivy & the Wicker Suitcase @ Stateside Theatre in Austin Texas,

November 2014.


Omniscient Siren (Amy Annelle) accompanies Omniscient Serenader (Brian Beattie)

on his "Ivy's Dream"





...and a drowsing Everything (Bill Callahan) "I Was Sleeping"



Those illustrious illustrated cranky reels are by Valerie Beattie.


Frogs croak. twinkles twinkle. fates allow,

 as they will you.




Music from Amy Annelle's "The Cimarron Banks" in KLRU's "Arts In Context" series about West Texas artist and sage A. Kelly Pruitt.  Watch the full episode here:





posted in the "still photos" section:  

ESTELUSTI:  The Longest Road to Brackettville, Texas USA




Ms. Annelle weighs in with words and music on her friend,

Texas musical atavist Ralph White


Watch the whole episode on Ralph White, from the PBS series "Hardly Sound" on vimeo:







WEDS. OCT 10th 10 p.m.

Mohawk Austin


This will be Amy's last show for 2012, and one of just a handful of dates she's played this year.


~~The Cimarron Banks 4-star review in AUSTIN CHRONICLE 

"Troubadour Amy Annelle has spent the better part of a decade sowing her rough and tumble folk tunes across the country, but the songstress returned to her Austin landing place to record her latest, The Cimarron Banks. For newcomers to her seven-LP career, her warbling alto commands most of the attention for the first few spins, but subsequent plays reveal intoxicating guitar lines and Bob Dylan's brand of lyricism ("I was but a waif just a-waitin' to be taken by a stiff breeze, a hellhound, or a full moon"). It's easy to appreciate the devastating delicacy of the title track, but most of the songs take extra spins to reveal their potential. Annelle's Austin residency allowed her to take the same care with this Craig Ross production as she did with her songwriting, layering together a rich album"


Amy Annelle & the True Vine


live at Central Presbyterian Church






Friday June 10 2011 Austin Texas USA


to each and everyone who played and stayed and sang along,

Including you all sending well wishes from far & wide.




"It's nearly impossible to narrow down this list of performers, but here are our top picks:
Longtime Portlanders surely recognize the voice of one Amy Annelle...armed with a fancy new disc, "The Cimarron Banks"...held tenderly together with her wondrous voice and nimble melodies. She'll be collaborating with the Portland Cello Project during their Woody Guthrie tribute, then embarking for a pair of not-to-be-missed solo sets as well"--Portland Mercury

 click here

|| photos from the Comancheria by Amy Annelle, 2010 || 

"Annelle possesses the rare instinct for remaining true to roots music while taking it into a different dimension, echoing in the memory long after she’s stopped playing…this is no ordinary folk singer"~~Laurie Gallardo, KUT Austin, Texas




A High Plains Emanation.

"The Cimarron Banks reveals Amy Annelle as a High Plains angel, serenading sagebrush and shadows, while harmonizing with the wind.  Her songs are sparse and transcendent. But far from being cloud-bound, Annelle exalts the soil—what grows from it, walks on it, and is built upon it. She also marks the trail of remnants: that which is wilted, forsaken and ghostly" ~~Irwin Chusid, WFMU Radio

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cover painting by Valerie Foweler

 Watch the full episode on Ralph White, from the KLRU series "Hardly Sound", here:



AMY ANNELLE SXSW 2010 Austin Texas USA 

AA interview in Spinner 

Austin Chronicle Critic's Pick SXSW

Music Showcase--Friday, March 19 7:30 p.m. at Stephen F.'s Bar at Intercontinental Hotel, 701 Congress Ave.

Sweet Relief Acoustic Stage/SXSW Interactive--Monday March 13 4 p.m. at the Beacon Lounge in the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Free Show--Sunday 2.21 7:30 PM at Flipnotics South, 1601 Barton Springs Road



a new recording of an R. Stevie Moore song "benefit of the doubt" over here...


new photos when you drop off at cairo, illinois



Wednesday 8/26: live on WFMU | Irwin Chusid's show 4 PM eastern have a listen

Thursday 8/27: House Concert, East Village Rooftop, Manhattan 7:30 PM

Friday 8/28: Outside Show at Nellie's Lawn in Prospect Park, Brooklyn 9:00 PM


Saturday 8/29: 68 Jay Street Bar  68 Jay St. Brooklyn, NY (dumbo) (718) 260-8207 9:00 PM


OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA USA...look for me playing on the street and in the pecan grove. July 10th and 11th 2009 at the Woody Guthrie Free Folk FestivaL in his hometown of Okemah, OK.


"In roughly 10 years, Annelle has never made a bad album. In fact, she’s made nothing but a string of exceptionally solid and beautifully forlorn albums...her songs roam through states of brooding, tradition, clamor, and cheer, each branded by the fire of her voice—storm-honed, jagged, and ageless as driftwood..."

(H. Wyman, Crawdaddy) ...continue reading


"Like genuine folk singers before...Annelle makes music borne up from the land. Keen, empathetic observers, they seem to move, like ghosts, through walls and locked doors and into the homes and lives of men and women they'll never be, yet whose stories are somehow always in part their own -- and our own" (S. Visakowitz) ...continue reading



AMY ANNELLE SXSW 2009 showcase

Friday 3.20 |8:30 PM| Music Gym 815 E. 6th Street
i play a set of all new unrecorded material at a party: Saturday, March 21 11 PM 104 Chicon Street (just E of Cesar Chavez) Austin, Texia 



Sat 3.21 |8 PM| no amps, no PA...no foolin'

Victorian Room @ the Driskill Hotel

604 Brazos Street


Precious Blood (Amy Annelle & Ralph White old folk & country duo)  "TOP OF THE HOLLER" Field Recording,

limited edition of 250.

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It was really something, this last tour of America's oft-overlooked Great Plains (and some mountains too). Summoning songs with you in abandoned churches, art spaces, backyards and the odd dive bar. Thank you for being capacitors, and making it happen.

continue reading... 


a bee buzzing around town had a look around says it might come down to this: a pack of mules falling from a ledge into the abyss. two separate storms speaking lightning together over the high plains. a refractory pattern and an overtone. a whole lot of feedback and then, static.

Amy Annelle will be singing in Jandek's band for his SXSW performance Saturday March 15, 2008. Jandek show info here: http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/69298.html

A new duo of Ralph White & Amy Annelle: PR   ECIOUS BLOOD. digging deep in the traditional music game bag for the ones with the lean muscles and the beautiful hide.   "PRECIOUS BLOOD"

2008 is happening. did you see the space lattice the night it turned, smoke curling around your head, your breath a slow and steady stream of white?
not long before dawn i rose in the hay field. the cedar waxwings flocked around. we were scratching the dirt for seeds, tossing fermented berries into the air and swallowing them whole, wheezing tenderly to each other through bandit masked beaks. 

a human is walking a meadow with no paths or fencelines. she found an old horseshoe in the dust and hung it on her wrist. her pockets bulged with fine specimens of igneous incidents, of earthly metamorphosis.
she picked up speed and let the wind lift her. south, to drift cross a mountain range seen in a dream. she drank from the creek upstream from where hides were softening. the light got gold.  an auspicious start.  take heart. 

have a look at two new photo zines:
"Fever Dream Winter Tour" and
"Twenty Square Feet of Shady Lane"


11.6--11.18.2007 The Places bring the MUSICAL FEVER DREAM out for a midwest tour


8.24--9.20.07 The Places, Ralph White embark on HIGH PLAINS AND PEAKS WESTERN US TOUR
Most dates with the great Michael Hurley
see shows page for details!


COME ON OUT, NEW YORK CITYZENS! THE PLACES with SPECIAL GUEST RALPH WHITE @ Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City Friday July 13, 2007 9:30 PM ADVANCE TICKETS HERE


Greetings from Six Feet Under the Underground! ...or make that Five and a Half Feet, as The Places are featured in an NPR broadcast


NEW COVERT PLACES VIDEO it was a cold and starry dark, a month or so back at brenda's shack, which is unlike any other home base ever created. brenda is an extrordinary creature who's gone to great lengths to create a suitable habitat. a pad with the appropriate paramaters, paleattes and textures. there's furs and claws, adornments from a dozen decades and a dozen foreign lands. it's a mongolian yurt in an urban yard, there's lamb and millet and lentils from a propane stove and small glasses of red wine and kombucha tea. the books that line the walls all have red spines. a gentlemen who knows what's best for him might follow a sign suggesting a climb to the top of the loft. the inestimable jolie holland was there that night. the evening was whiled away in gentle celebration. jolie and i got to trading songs. and jana and brenda were listening, and chris is a filmmaker, so his camera saw things, and secretly captured these twilit pixels. it's a video of an unreleased song of mine called "Everyone Has Spoken". that's jolie's guitar and brenda's belongings abstrusely illuminating everything.


"Amy Annelle is a brilliant desert troubadour with a dark and compelling vision"~~Brian Baker, Amplifier Magazine
"Conventionally this record might be folk, psychadelic, avant-pop--more or less undefinable--but most of all it's got a grip on the sprawling, strange, optimistic, terrifying feel of open-road America."~~David Snyder, IndieFolkForever

"...consistently eschews the tried-and-true...a prog-pastoralist vortex of charm"~~Rod Smith, Timeout NY

"A starkly beautiful collection of dark avant-folk wanderings that can be eerily quiet and breathtaking, Songs For Creeps mirrors the nomadic lifestyle of its maker...utilizing vintage equipment and instruments, found sounds like bird calls and ghostly chanting, and her own sweet voice, Annelle crafts wonderfully weird, macabre songs about fading love, murderous intentions, seers and midnight explorations" Peter Linblad, Goldmine Magazine

SONGS FOR CREEPS the new original album from The Places. Produced by Brian Beattie with Amy Annelle. Additional recording by Jay Pellicci. Album art & design by E*Rock. Streaming and downloads deprive you of the full release of an album encounter. Mail order your triple-gatefold-sleeved beauty today. Pick it up and put it down. Look at the art, see the ink and light diffuse. Read the lyrics as it plays. Touch something to make it go or stop. Then, file according to your Inividual Music Phylogeny.

transmitting via radio waves, blogs, telepathy, podcasts


..also recently released on High Plains Sigh: 'FAWNS WITH FANGS: SELECTIONS FROM THE DARK HEART OF THE THICKET' The Places covers album SPINNING FREELY ON WFMU---WNUR---KDVS---WPRB---KGNU

"...not the usual premeditated studio covers album: it's more of an accidental self-portrait, drawn in hindsight from a wealth of live recordings and home 4-track sessions. T he album digs deep into the hallowed underground of British and American folk and psychedelic rock--with a few wild cards mixed in" Handmade and numbered, CDR in gatefold sleeve w/ booklet.


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