Anne McCue
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Where do you like playing live? I mean do you like intimate clubs or big festivals or Nashville crowds or whatever?


Anne McCue responded on 02/28/2012
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It's nice when a place is full of people who are listening. Outdoor festivals are exciting. But once you start playing it only matters if the mojo is working - that's between the performaer and the audience - is everyone focussed, into it and ready to have a great time? At that point it doesn't matter where it is or how many people are there...


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Have you ever put out any sheet music or tabs on your songs?? I would love to have some to Ballad of an Outlaw woman if that is ok...if not I understand...you are awesome!!!


Anne McCue responded on 02/21/2012
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I've been meaning to do that for ages! I must get on to it! Thanks for reminding me,
Cheers
Anne


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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti this summer? www.BlackCrystalCafe.com gw


Anne McCue responded on 02/20/2012
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Yes, I believe I'll be up there weekend of July 21st... See you then, Cheers!


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Do I hear an Annie guitar alongside Leonard's lyrics in "Darkness". Try your version--Rip it!
L&P
Joe


Anne McCue responded on 02/15/2012
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I'd love to play alongside Leonard Cohen anytime!! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/annemccue1
Cheers!

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Any chance the live album can be available as a download?


Anne McCue responded on 02/15/2012
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That's a good idea, at the moment it is only in DVD form. I'll see what I can do! Cheers!

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When are you coming back to Iowa? Would be great to see you in concert, again :)


Anne McCue responded on 02/06/2012
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Hopefully soon, I'll let you know when! Cheers
Anne

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Is there one of your songs that you like to play/sing more than all the others?


Anne McCue responded on 01/26/2012
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That seems to change as I go along. At the moment I'm enjoying playing songs by other artists as that's not something I've done for a long time - Cream, Nina Simone, Little Walter, The Boys Next Door - just any old songs that I like... Some of mine include Driving Down Alvarado - because I get to really jam on that one - and a new one called 'Casanovin''. Thanks!


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When you coming to new York city? Please don't ignore us anymore


Anne McCue responded on 01/26/2012
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No doubt later in the year as I should have the new record done by then! Will probably play at The Living Room again, hope to see you there, thanks!


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I would like to know more about your song Stupid. What led you to write it?


Anne McCue responded on 01/25/2012
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Wow, good question! Many things went into the writing of that song. The jingly jangly guitars is a tribute to The Byrds. Overall, the sound and style is a tribute to sixties folk rock, a period dear to my heart. The opening lines - 'Leonard said there are no institutions, There's nothing to believe in any more' came from a documentary I saw about Leonard Cohen made in 1978 wherein he talked about this era and our lack of structured and ritual beliefs. There was a sense of doom in his logic which really made me think. I tied this idea back into an episode in my own life in which I had sunk into a deep depression and which I nearly didn't get out of. Depression is something I believe you really have to fight with all your might. You need to have a lot of self-discipline - making yourself get up and move even though every cell in your body just wants to lay down and give up. I have battled it out several times. Meditation and yoga and exercise and good positive books have been my method.

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When and where are you in the US next?


Anne McCue responded on 01/23/2012
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I'll be playing in Texas in March. Cheers!