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October 4, 2023

The Storm is made. Now it goes into post-production and then gets meted out for release over the early months of 2024 .......... T H A N K. Y O U. to all who contributed to make this happen. I hope to make you proud. I hope you feel seen and heard. I hope you are okay. 

Love,

Annie

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Photo by Jamie Harmon / Amurica Photo. Left to right: Anson Hohne (drums), Paul Defiglia (producer/bass/keys), Annie, Thomas Bryan Eaton (guitars, pedal steel), Kate Haldrup (engineer) - at Daylight Studio Nashville, TN

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"Absolutely Brilliant"

-  Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

"Some singers have a way of connecting with their audience and Annie Bacon’s storytelling is exceptional" 
-  Folk Radio UK

Folk-rock / Americana with a pounding heart.

 

Annie Bacon is a writer and songwriter living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With her OSHEN she merges a literary writing style and folk-rock Americana sound to create rich and emotionally complex music. She has also composed a Folk Opera, written a forthcoming novel on themes of motherhood & war, and is currently collaborating on an original full-length musical  called The Keeper. Her new album Storm is due out in March 2024.

She split most of her life between New England and San Francisco, but relocated with her family to Michigan in 2018, where the music community embraced her and provided a network of collaborators and mentors. After a personally challenging 2019/2020 and surviving a global pandemic while deeply grieving multiple losses, Bacon emerges with a host of creative works. 

Abiding by Buckminster Fuller’s “It has to be Everybody or Nobody” philosophy, Bacon is always at work to foster community - whether through songs that explore the many ways we experience and express our humanity; through mentoring other musicians, especially as a co-coordinator of first the San Francisco and now the Southeast Michigan chapters of the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI), or as a panelist with Balanced Breakfast or Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) events; through uplifting and shining light on unknown artists as a freelance music writer (bylines in KQED, She Shreds, MetroTimes Detroit); or through outright community management (which she does in both a volunteer and professional capacity for communities of parents/caregivers). 

 

She’s also done some things: 

 

With her OSHEN (a rotating cast) she has recorded three albums (one live) and three EPs, all comfortably in the folk-rock and Americana orbits. Her songs have been featured in film and commercials, and have earned her nominations from Independent Music Awards (Finalist/Americana), Great River Folk Festival (Top 3 Finalist), and International Songwriting Competition (Semifinalist x2). She also composed a Folk Opera (about love and loss: of memory, places and people) while traveling in the Middle East and southern Africa, recorded an early version of it in 2010 with a 15-person live band and Townsfolk choir with the help of avid fans, and had it adapted by Alphabet Arts as a verse-puppet play for their Puppets & Poets Festival at the Bushwick Theatre in Brooklyn, NY in 2013. In 2016-17 she appeared in a small role in Taylor Mac’s genius “24 Hours of Popular Music” shows in New York and San Francisco.  In 2019, Bacon coordinated and created the title track for the For A Better Life compilation which raised funds for Immigrant Families Together. In late 2022 she cowrote an original full-length musical, The Keeper, with collaborator Kyle Rasche (Chain of Lakes) which is currently in workshops. She is also currently working on a novel on themes of motherhood & war, and two albums set for release in late 2023.  

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LOVE&HATE | annie(at)anniebacon(dot)me 

 

BOOKING | booking(at)anniebacon(dot)me         

 

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