Folk singer Annie Crane announces tour in support of upcoming new album

NYC-based folk singer-songwriter Annie Crane will embark on a tour in October in support of her upcoming Jump With A Child’s Heart album scheduled for release by Constant Clip Records on October 4th. Crane will kick off the run of dates with a record release show on October 1st at NYC venue The Living Room where she will be joined by Jason Benjamin of the Red Hook Ramblers on Trumpet, Lauren Weaver on Cello, Brian Speaker on Drums, husband Eric Wolfson on Bass and Jeff Berner on Slide Guitar. Vocal harmonies will be provided by Claire Bowman of Americana duo The Bowmans.

The tour that follows will see Crane playing some intimate house shows in the same vein made recently notable by artists such as David Bazan and others. Crane is also satisfying a folk music tradition with these shows by playing to close crowds in an environment that lets the stories in her songs shine outside of the typical club environment. As with Bazan’s living room tours, these house shows can be attended by e-mailing the address provided in order to receive directions to the performance location.

One song fans are sure to hear is “Copenhagen Heart,” a song about missing home that is the current single from Jump With A Child’s Heart. Crane recently released the Jesse Miksic-directed video for the tune which was in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in Ridgewood, Queens and in the artist’s own apartment. It’s in this portion of the clip where viewers can clearly see the postcard reminders of Crane’s tour to Copenhagen, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin that inspired the song.

While this single was written in Denmark, the Jump With A Child’s Heart album is decidedly urbane, especially for a Celtic-laced, Americana-based folk record. Tales of characters trying to make dreams come true in NYC run throughout the album and Crane plans to bring these same inspiring messages to those who see her on the road this fall. Jump With A Child’s Heart will be released on October 4th, 2011 by Constant Clip Records.

Listen to "Copenhagen Heart":

Watch “Copenhagen Heart”:

Annie Crane On Tour
* w/ Elam Blackman

10/01 New York, NY @ The Living Room CD Release Show, 8PM
10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Green Line Cafe w/ Nathan Reich, 7PM
10/15 Antrim, NH @ The Antrim Grange 8PM
10/16 Portland, ME @ Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge 9PM
10/17 Montreal, PQ @ Grumpys Bar Chick Pickin’ Mondays, w/ Brie Neilson, 9PM
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Free Times Cafe 830PM, w/ Mary Stewart
10/20 Rochester, NY @ Abilene’s Bar & Lounge 8PM
10/21 Ithaca, NY @ The Shop Cafe 8PM
10/22 Baltimore, MD @ House Show 8PM
11/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store 10PM
11/10 Nashville, TN @ TBA *
11/11 Indianapolis, IN @ House Show8PM, w/ The Accordions, *
11/12 Columbus, OH @ TBA *
11/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Sitwells Coffeehouse 8PM, *
11/14 Knoxville, TN @ House Show 8PM, *
11/15 Asheville, NC @ TBA *
11/16 Hendersonville, NC @ TBA *
11/17 Durham, NC @ The Broad Street Cafe 830PM, *
11/18 Staunton, VA @ Darjeeling Cafe 8PM, *
11/19 Baltimore, MD @ House Show 7PM, *
11/20 Fredericksburg, VA @ TBA *
11/21 Kimberton, PA @ Camphill Village Community – Rose Hall*