From Annie Keating
Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris. Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians ANNIE KEATING has been compared to over the last 10 years. With her SEVENTH INDEPENDENT RELEASE, "Trick Star", Keating proves herself even more worthy of that list, releasing her strongest album to date. The songs on this record are tender, raucous and raw, all of them shot through with intelligence and feeling. Keating, who picked up a guitar at age 12 and taught herself a few chords and never stopped playing, writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe — in that way that only the best artists can — that all of it is worth the cost.
Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show in 2008 and has gone on to perform at leading national and international festivals including Take Root (Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), the NJ Folk Festival, NXNE in Canada, NEMO and the Brooklyn Indie Music Fest, Maverick and the Brooklyn Americana Fest. Her recent album, TRICK STAR got rave reviews from the UK and beyond. BBC radio legend Bob Harris called it, "A wonderful record. Heartfelt and real" while Folk Radio UK describes the album as "disarmingly engaging." R2 Magazine calls Keating, "a budding Americana Star," while Acoustic Magazine UK insists, "Keating will enchant anyone but a deaf shoe-gazer." Her last album "Make Believing" was championed by the TELEGRAPH as a "best country music album" pick of 2015 as they wrote, " Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves."
"A cross between Willie Nelson and John Prine and you don’t get any better than that.” - The Village Voice
"Country rock with a renegade bite.” - L.A. Weekly
"Lucinda Williams without the angst, troubadour Annie Keating will enchant anyone but a deaf shoe-gazer." ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE (UK)
"Disarmingly engaging.” FOLK RADIO (UK)
"One to watch. Honest, captivating and authentic. Fine songwriting for the 21st century.” BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
"Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves...” THE TELEGRAPH
"Comparisons to Gillian Welch and Bonnie Raitt all ring true, yet what ultimately impresses is the intimacy and emotion etched in beautiful ballads.” PERFORMING SONGWRITER
“HONEST, REFRESHING." NEW YORK POST
"One of the most refreshing female acts to come down the pike in a long, long while.” - Maverick Magazine
"A strong and consistent collection ... her performances radiate warmth and honesty.” THE IRISH TIMES
• “Comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, and Bonnie Raitt all ring true, yet what ultimately impresses is the intimacy and emotion etched in beautiful ballads.” - Performing Songwriter
“Keating navigates the Americana environs also inhabited by Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams,
and in doing so, proves she’s every bit their equal.” - No Depression