"The music of Anna Ash is like hanging out in a dark dive bar that only serves cotton candy" (SF Gate, DuShane). There is something haunting and angelic about her voice, but something heartbreaking and dark about her songs. She drinks whiskey on stage and belts old fashioned soul sounding tunes about babes and bicycle crashes. She's not old-timey, but she's nowhere near pop. Her voice will remind you of something your grandma once played, but a little more crass, and a little less careful.What I hear is a beautiful voice that takes me to amazing places.
Close your eyes and just listen to the voice of Anna Ash.
Better yet, watch these videos.
Just Like the Movies Made by: Tomo Saito, Anna Ash, Sam Strand, and Christine Hucal Music by: Anna Ash, Joey Dosik, John Paul Maramba, and Michael Barkley Green
Actors: Daniel Brumfield, Doug Stuart, and Shaun Lowecki
Wild Directed and edited by Christine Hucal at the Starline Social Club in Oakland, CA
Audio Recording: Christine Hucal
Mixing: Chris Conover
I just love this terrific take on a classic.
Everybody's Talkin' "I pulled over and began to sob. The added congestion on top of my allergies put me in an emotional state. I turned off the engine and hallucinated; Anna Ash standing on a corner accompanied by harpsichord and lute." --Mushy Krongold (arranger)
ANNA ASH — voice
Accompaniment arranged by Mushy Krongold for The Beachwood Trio
MORRIS SIEDEN — harpsichord
MAX RABINOWITZ — lute-harpsichord
MUSHY KRONGOLD — prophet-5
JACK STRATTON — video + audio mix
Now let's check out a couple of live performances.
These Holy Days Live at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA
Goshen Play Me, I'm Yours: Street Piano Series