Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Annie Dressner

Annie Dressner

Songwriting stalwart Annie Dressner has been releasing music since her 2011 debut album Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names and, following her move to Cambridge, has become a regular name on the UK touring and festival circuit. Demonstrating a knack for rich storytelling, mesmerizing melodies, and lyrics that cut straight to the heart, her new single ‘Black and White’ (out 13th October) showcases this flawlessly, containing a rich musicality to convey a wealth of history between two people, stirring up old feelings. With her life acting as a canvas on which to paint her experiences, Annie’s music resonates with an NYC flair to tell these stories.

Speaking on the track, Annie explains: “I wrote this song after an encounter with an ex that I had not seen in a decade. It was almost as if no time had passed. I always felt really sad that he would no longer be in my life as he meant a lot to me as a friend, and I often thought that ‘the thing that made me the saddest is I wanted to know you…’.

“I wrote this song as a reaction to our recent conversation, and I guess I didn’t know how to say it to their face in words, but I’ve said it here and I hope that if they ever hear it, they know I still care and mostly remember the good stuff.”

Born and bred in the heart of NYC, Annie picked up her family’s guitar for the very first time on the night of her high school graduation, and discovered a hidden passion that would change her life. Inspired by icons like Simon & Garfunkel, Carly Simon, and Ben Kweller, she began crafting her own melodies, often humming her thoughts like a secret soundtrack to city life.