PORTLAND — St. Lawrence Arts will present Ana Egge: Is It the Kiss 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at 76 Congress St.
Ana Egge grabbed hold of her life as a musician early on – as a teenager, she built her own guitar and moved to Austin, Texas. The striking depth and unusual maturity of her singing, playing, and songwriting got her noticed, and she recorded her first album, “River Under the Road” (1997) with the legendary western swing band, Asleep At The Wheel. The Austin Music Awards named her “Best Singer/Songwriter” and “Best Folk Artist.” Over the ensuing years and 9 subsequent CDs, Ana has made good on that promising debut. She has worked with producers Martin Terefe, Jason Mercer, Joel Plaskett, Steve Earle, and Stewart Lerman, and recorded full albums with The Stray Birds and The Sentimentals. Ana’s last single, “We Are One,” co-written with Gary Nicholson, has gathered over five million Spotify spins. Now, in 2019, she has released “Is It the Kiss,” her 11th album.