Fawns With Fangs: Selections From the Dark Heart of the Thicket

by Amy Annelle

Just A Bum 02:52
remember how I loved you, was my lovin' alright?
as the smoke drifts skyward, we search for those to blame
get six fair young men to bear up my pall
Friends 05:59
now he's gone, left me only looking for what i knew
Half-Right 03:34
with a broken sink for a face, and a head that just takes up space
Big Log 05:02
a secret that burns, and a pain that grows dark, and it's you once again
Late Night 03:27
turn around on a chain, and the sky opens up for you
forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you
I want to turn you on to my loving, oh deed I do
soon the country all around me has come to look the same as the place from where I came
fear of other people is the thing I hate, I travel in a bubble and I can't relate
on his chest I'd light and flutter, with my little tender wings
No Name #3 03:57
watch the dying day blushing in the sky
we'll still go walking down those country lanes, I'm singing the same old song, hear me call your name
the moon just went behind a cloud I'm so lonesome I could cry
you're the reason I'm a-travelin' on


an accidental self-portrait in songs, drawn from live recordings and home 4-track sessions. Recorded while touring and staying all over America, 1998--2004.

"A folksinger in the truest sense, Annelle and her high, lonesome, pretty voice seem to be from no particular time—more like many of them at once. Resembling someone who might’ve been hopping trains with Woody Guthrie, she transmits ages of American troubadour traditions in her performances. But if one of her roles is as a medium, it’s hardly a passive feat; the songs she covers come from and go in all directions. A recent compilation of them, Fawns with Fangs, includes selections by Bert Jansch, Elliott Smith, the Pretty Things and Syd Barrett, and at her last NYC show, an inspired reading of the folk classic “Blues Run the Game” invoked the essence of the original while flinging the song into the here and now."--Mike Wolf, Timeout NY


released January 1, 2005

Amy Annelle solo and with Brian Beattie, Jude Webre, Paul Brainard, Jason Sands and Timothy Horner. Compiled with the help of Rob Jones and many engineers and recordists.


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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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