JPR Live Session: Ana Egge
The Brooklyn singer-songwriter performed a few songs from her brand new album called Between Us.
Now a 20-year resident of New York, Ana Egge's journey has taken her from rural North Dakota through New Mexico and Austin, Texas. Along the way, she's crafted twelve full-length albums of heartfelt folk/Americana tunes.
For Between Us, Egge made a concerted effort to expand and improve upon what she calls 'the whiteness' of her world. To do that she reached out to musicians, producers and other artists of color with an invitation to collaborate. Sometimes those were cold calls, other times emails. Egge says that most of the responses were overwhelming positive, even if not everyone was available at the time.
Between Us was also the first recording project Egge approached sober, and she says it added a new level of enjoyment and ease to the process that she hadn't experienced before.