Anne McCue
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What is your favourite Leonard Cohen song?


Anne McCue responded on 12/21/2011
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I love 'Who By Fire' but I think that 'Halleluiah' is one of the greatest songs ever written. I've heard Leonard sing it and also Jeff Buckley, k.d. lang (live) and Brandi Carlile (live) all did a fantastic job. k.d.'s recorded version is a bit too sedate. Leonard's live version was incredible...

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Hi Anne. Do you have a favourite guitar and why is it your favourite? Cheers, David.


Anne McCue responded on 12/21/2011
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My Les Paul used to be my favourite, but now I lean more towards my telecaster. It's got Humbuckers so is more versatile than your average tele, and I tend to go for a thicker tone... Also, I've had my Maton acoustic for 20 plus years and love her too! Cheers!

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Hi Anne! Do you think you might play in Seattle again? I really enjoyed it last time.


Anne McCue responded on 12/20/2011
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I most certainly will, I'd like to play at Tractor Tavern or better still, the Paramount Theater!

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Can you name a single songwriter who has been the most influential on your career?


Anne McCue responded on 12/20/2011
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It's hard to name just one! Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Lucinda, Rogers and Hammerstein!

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Happy Holidays from Chicago, Anne!


Anne McCue responded on 12/20/2011
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Thank you Chicago! Happy Holidays for Nashville!

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When you come to Houston, The Mucky Duck or Under the Volcano would be some great venues to play, and there's always Dan Electro's, where I saw you this past year.
And don't forget to come to Cactus M


Anne McCue responded on 12/20/2011
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Hey cool, thanks for reminding me about the venues there. I'm definitely in Texas for SXSW so will try and get gigs in all the towns.
Cheers!
AM

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Any chance of making it back to the Phoenix, AZ area in 2012?


Anne McCue responded on 12/19/2011
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I hope so, it's been a long time! Maybe if I plane a long drive from nashville to L.A. I could play along the way! I'll let you know. Thanks!

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Are you planning to come back to TX anytime soon?


Anne McCue responded on 12/19/2011
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Yes indeedee! March 2012. Send me any venues you think I should play! Cheers and Happy Holidaze!

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Hi Anne, what key do you usually have your lapsteel tuned to? I will probably see you tonite at uncle slaytons in louisville, I hope you will make it a regular stop! I love your work, C ya tonite!


Anne McCue responded on 12/17/2011
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My lapsteel is tuned to open D - DADF#AD. But lately I've been playing my guitar as a lap steel in normal tuning... Sounds more Hawaiian... Cheers!


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I am trying to learn ac guitar from a book and finding it hard. Any advice?


Anne McCue responded on 12/16/2011
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I learnt from a song book called 'the golden treasury of songs.' It had all the best songs ever written with pictures of the chords - all the jazz chords - everything. the best way to learn is to learn songs you love. there are lots of good tutorial videos on youtube as well! patience and practice are the keys. the first two years are the hard part. don't lose faith!