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Annie and The Beekeepers


Like a porch swing on a warm summer night, Annie and The Beekeepers manage to be simultaneously comfortable and thrilling. Annie Lynch’s flows over the Americana arrangements like the breeze as her detailed lyrics entice the listener to lean forward and beg for more.

Beginning her love of live music after eavesdropping on rehearsals of the Cape Cod Little Fiddlers, Ms. Lynch relentlessly begged her parents for a violin and squeaked her way through childhood lessons. She credits the music of Joni Mitchell with opening up her ears, heart, and voice. By the age of 14 she began to write original material for guitar and voice.

Relocating from her native Cape Cod to New York, Annie refined her Americana/Folk sound, earning comparisons to Neko Case, Dawn Landes, and Gillian Welch. She had the pleasure of collaborating with the likes of Grammy-nominated producer-engineer Jack Gauthier on her self-titled debut album, which received rave reviews. That album, as well as subsequent releases, is still regularly aired on Boston radio amongst several national stations. Backed by a group who became known as The Beekeepers, Annie released the EP Squid Hell Sessions and toured nationally in support. Annie and The Beekepers have graced the stages of venues such as the Bowery Ballroom, Town Hall, the Berklee Performance Center and the Ryman Auditorium. They have performed at various festivals such as SXSW, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Boston Folk Festival, and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. They have shared the stage with Josh Ritter, Justin Townes Earle, David Wax Museum, Joe Pug, Dr. Dog’s Scott McMicken and The Low Anthem.

Annie and The Beekeepers are releasing their latest album, My Bonneville, on August 28th. Influenced by the songwriters and musicians who have shaped the Americana/folk traditions, the group enjoys experimenting within the genre and cross-pollinating styles and sounds. Ms. Lynch’s smooth vocals dance over guitar work appreciated by Americana pickers of all ages, embellished and thickened by adornments such as banjos, horns, and tight vocal harmonies. The title track drives listeners to clap their hands, stomp their feet, and sing along about “The things we did in the dark in My Bonneville.”

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Video 8/31/2012: Annie and the Beekeepers

The group experiments with Americana/folk traditions to cross-pollinate styles and sounds such as smooth vocals, guitar work, banjos, and horns.

Annie and the Beekeepers