Annie Crane issues autobiographical single "Money Only Hates Me"

The latest track released from NYC-based folk singer Annie Crane’s upcoming album sounds like it could be a traditional folk song. It also sounds like one that really will become an actual traditional folk song. “Money Only Hates Me” captures a common sentiment, made even more common considering our current times and realistically, our times to come.

As with many of the tunes on Crane’s new Jump With A Child’s Heart album, “Money Only Hates Me” is made especially unique by being set amidst life in New York. The song was inspired by real-life events in which Crane lost her singing voice for three months in 2008. Frustrated with bad diagnoses from the only doctors she could afford, Crane eventually recovered, but not without being confronted directly with the harsh reality of being a have-not and a long rehabilitation.

The silver lining is this song. “The city’s like a friend from childhood almost like… like distant kin. In one breadth enraging and supporting all I’d ever want to do,” sings Crane, summing up that time. Performing “Money Only Hates Me” in this city that sheds light on the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor only makes the song more impactful. Crane will do just that at a record release show for the Jump With A Child’s Heart album this weekend, October 1st at 8PM at The Living Room, (154 Ludlow St.) one of NYC’s havens for new singer-songwriters.

To hammer home the concept of the world’s ambiguous relationship with cash, Crane will be giving away a copy of Jump With A Child’s Heart to each audience member that attends The Living Room performance. The show signals the launch of several weeks of dates that will see Crane performing in bars, lounges and living rooms through the end of November.

Annie Crane Live

* w/ Elam Blackman
10/01 New York, NY @ The Living Room (154 Ludlow St.) CD ReleaseShow, 8PM, $10 (includes copy of CD)
10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Green Line Cafe (4426 Locust St.,) w/ Nathan Reich, 7PM
10/15 Antrim, NH @ The Antrim Grange (Clinton Road, Route 31) 8PM, $5
10/16 Portland, ME @ Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge (24 Preble St.) 9PM
10/17 Montreal, PQ @ Grumpys Bar (1242 Bishop St.) Chick Pickin’ Mondays, w/ Brie Neilson, 9PM
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Free Times Cafe (320 College St.) 830PM, w/ Mary Stewart
10/20 Rochester, NY @ Abilene’s Bar & Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Way) 8PM
10/21 Ithaca, NY @ The Shop Cafe (312 East Seneca St.) 8PM
10/22 Baltimore, MD @ House Show 7PM
11/10 Nashville, TN @ TBA *
11/11 Indianapolis, IN @ House Show 8PM, w/ The Accordions, *
11/12 Columbus, OH @ TBA *
11/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Sitwells Coffeehouse (324 Ludlow Ave.) 8PM, *
11/14 Knoxville, TN @ House Show 8PM, *
11/15 Asheville, NC @ Bobo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave.) 8PM, *
11/16 Johnson City, TN @ Acoustic Coffeehouse (415 W. Walnut St.) 8PM, *
11/17 Durham, NC @ The Broad Street Cafe (1116 Broad St.) 830PM, *
11/18 Staunton, VA @ Darjeeling Cafe (103 W. Beverley St.) 8PM, *
11/19 Baltimore, MD @ House Show 7PM, *
11/20 Fredericksburg, VA @ TBA *
11/21 Kimberton, PA @ Camphill Village Community – Rose Hall (1601 Pughtown Rd.) *
12/04 New York, NY @ The Living Room (154 Ludlow St.) Jack Hardy Tribute Night, 430PM

Annie Crane
Jump With A Child’s Heart

(Constant Clip – Oct. 4th, 2011)

Track Listing:

01. Jump With A Child’s Heart (STREAM | MP3)

02. You & Me & The Evergreen
03. Copenhagen Heart (STREAM | MP3 |


04. Money Only Hates Me (STREAM | MP3)

05. Hell’s Gate
06. The Island of Manhattan

07. Ghost Body
08. Salinger Said

09. Lookin’ Out