As a teenager, Ana built a guitar and moved to Austin TX to observe, absorb and take musical risks. The striking depth and unusual maturity of her singing, playing, and songwriting got her noticed. She released her first album River Under the Road with the TX based band Asleep at the Wheel in 1997. It earned her “Best Singer/Songwriter” and “Best Folk Artist” by the Austin Music Awards. Since then, she’s released 8 more albums. And she’s shared the stage with many greats including Ron Sexsmith, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ralph Stanley, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, Iris Dement, Richard Thompson, and George Jones. Lucinda once told some friends, "Listen to her lyrics. Ana is the folk Nina Simone." According to Shawn Colvin, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her. This year she is releasing White Tiger, her tenth album, with a new batch of honest, articulate and sensitive originals. Come hear her and the guitar she built. She will be joined on stage with 2 backup musicians.
Opener, Oen Kennedy has gained recognition for his versatile, unique guitar playing, for his mastery of bird songs, and for the environmental themes in his songs. Oen opened for Les Sampou on our November, 2012 show. We welcome him back to the New Moon to help celebrate our 30th season.
The easiest way to get to the New Moon Coffeehouse is to take Rte 495 to exit 51A (Route 125 South). Stay on Route 125 South for about 1.5 miles. At intersection of Routes 125 & 110, look left for a red brick church. Turn left onto Kenoza Ave (aka Rte 110). Then first right by UHaul trucks. And right onto Ashland St. There are 2 parking lots available behind the church, on both sides of Ashland St. The coffeehouse entrance is also there, at the back of the church.
Admission to the show is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. Tickets for this show are available at the door starting around 6:30; doors open at 7:30.