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Pitched as “Americana country rock with a Kate Bush edge”, Anna Ash is all that and more. The Los Angeles-based Michigan-born singer-songwriter released her fourth album, Sleeper, earlier this year to rave reviews and is returning for her second UK tour this month, pitching up at Middlesbrough Base Camp on Thursday 8th and Newcastle’s Globe on Friday 9th September.

Ash’s music works across many different genres: folk, rock, jazz, Americana and country, and wields them all into her unique sound. At centre stage is her voice, both tender and soaring. Yet Sleeper is also a richly lyrical album – her songs capture life’s shifting emotions: having regrets but moving forward; dealing with loss (both large and small), but still living in the moment. Never staying in one mood (or tempo) for too long, Ash’s music explores the full range of human emotions. This is music you can just get lost in: the voice, the melodies, the storytelling, and the perfect music for an intimate venue like The Globe.

In Newcastle, Ash will be joined by local musician Bridie Jackson, whose voice the Guardian described as ‘remarkable… beautiful yet haunting’. Jackson previously achieved success with her band The Arbour and more recently worked on the community project Unsung Heroes using folk song to tell the untold stories of people in Northumberland.

Anna Ash performs at Base Camp, Middlesbrough on Thursday 8th and The Globe, Newcastle on Friday 9th September.


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