The Earlville Opera House welcomes the Anne McCue Band on Friday, April 17th at 8 pm to the EOH Arts Cafe with swinging Americana blues. Anne McCue is touring in support of her February release, Blue Sky Thinkin’.
Billboard said of the blues artist: “Anne McCue is the virtual definition of “triple threat.” A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist, she completely comes into her own on this new project.” Blue Sky Thinkin’ is her sixth studio album and is a throwback to swing-era blues. Though the songs are all originals, they capture the warmth and tone of the guitar greats of days gone by. Blue Sky Thinkin’ is a departure for Anne McCue who has a deep feeling for the rocking side of the blues. McCue’s affection for this pre-rock music is evident in the disc’s gorgeously crafted songs; they sound so authentically vintage that you’ll be checking the credits to see what Tin Pan Alley tunesmith wrote them
Anne McCue is the real deal. Influenced by everyone from Django Reinhardt to Howlin’ Wolf to Bessie Smith, the Australian songstress invites comparisons to Lucinda Williams, sure, but also to harder-edged folk like Janis Joplin and even Jimi Hendrix. She made her U.S. debut of sorts touring with her band Eden AKA at the Lilith Fair in 1998 and 1999.
On stage, she’s captivating. There’s something undeniably sultry about a woman with an electric guitar, and she’s known to show up with a fully loaded arsenal of axes– everything from a shiny National to a burgeoning 12-string to a lap steel– and she works them all totally masterfully during the course of her show.
Take a listen:
Things You Left Out in the Rain
Little White Cat
Join us for an evening with the axe-wielding Anne McCue and band as they swing back to our Americana roots this Friday, April 17th! Seating is limited. Admission is $22 and $20 for EOH members and students are discounted to $17. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists with jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance and serves tasty desserts and hot coffee/tea.
For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
More about Anne McCue: http://www.annemccue.com/about.htm
Here’s what people are saying…
“These days, there are very few women working the same territory as McCue who can combine tough and vulnerable. That she does it with poise and a self-deprecating sense of humor makes her an artist worth seeing again.” -Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle
“Listeners will delight in her slide guitar prowess, as well as her pointed and powerful lyrics.” -Seattle Post Intelligencer
“Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!” — Lucinda Williams, alt-country icon
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.