Annie Keating – new album and tour dates

Annie Keating
Photograph by Marc MacAndrews

Annie Keating- released her new album Hard Frost in early June ahead of her UK tour in the Autumn. The album has already been described as an ‘Absolute Triumph a work of beauty’ and ‘Truly outstanding’ by At the Barrier magazine.

A staple of the contemporary Americana scene, Annie Keating writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe — in that way that only the best artists can — that all of it is worth the cost.

Talent spotted by BBC Radio‘s Bob Harris with the release of her breakthrough album, Belmont, in 2008, Keating has been growing in stature and reputation ever since with each of the ten studio album and EP releases to date, drawing formidable comparisons to artists including Lucinda Williams and John Prine along the way.

In 2021, Keating released her eighth studio album Bristol County Tides, a record that told an evocative story of love, loss, and finding what matters most in uncertain times, on a pandemic journey from Brooklyn to the coast, through fifteen beautiful songs. Standing as her most accomplished and ambitious to date, the record was praised by Folk Radio UK as “personal and universal… unequivocally Keating’s finest hour yet”.

Annie Keating’s new release Hard Frost is another superb collaboration between songwriter Annie Keating and brilliant guitarist/producer Teddy Kumpel, who last produced the 15 song “Bristol County Tides” album in 2021.  On this new album, Keating shows her range and depth, with no two songs sounding alike, ranging from raucous rock to tender acoustic storytelling.

With grit and grace, humor and heartache, the album keeps the listener spellbound for ten tracks including one stunning co-write with songwriter Lynne Hanson (Lies and Dynamite) and a crackling cover of ‘So Lonely’ written by Sting (of the band The Police).

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‘Coney Island’ – live:

Tour Dates

1/9 – Ashcroft Arts Centre – Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DX, UK – 7.30 pm £12 adv £14 door 01329  223100

2/9 – Little Rabbit Barn, Colchester, Essex, UK – Doors- 6.45 pm Concert- 7.15 pm finish- 10.30 pm. Suggested donation £20

3/9 – Head for the Hills Festival – Bury, UK

5/9 – House Concert – Liverpool, UK (email for info)

6/9 – Grateful Fred’s- Americana + Roots Music, The Atkinson – Southport, UK 7pm + supports- Joe Doonan- 7.30 pm, Katie Nicholas- 8pm, Annie Keating- 9pm
£13 adv £15 door

7/9 – Glad Cafe – 106 a Pollokshaws road,Glasgow, G41 2HG, Scotland 7.30 pm £14 + booking fee 0141-636-6119

8/9 – Biggar Corn Exchange, 126 High Street, Biggar, Scotland Doors 7pm concert 7.30-9.30 pm £15

9/9 – Filey and Coast Americana Festival, Evron Centre, 1 A John Street, Filey, YO 14 9DW, UK 7-10 pm £14 Phone- 01723-512512

10/9 – The Live Rooms, Caroline social club, Caroline Street, Saltaire, BD18 3JZ, UK Doors- 6pm, Concert 7pm. Tickets £14 / £12/ £7 07855-164182

12/9 – Kitchen Garden Café, 17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SA, UK 0121-443-4725 Doors 7.30 pm concert 8pm, £12 + booking fee- £1.20

13/9 –What’s Cookin, 2 Harvey road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3DB, UK + Steady Habits. 7.30 pm £12 + £1.20 booking fee 07904 210218

14/9 – Chapel Arts Centre, St James’s Memorial hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR UK Doors- 7.30 pm Concert 8-10.30 £12 adv + Booking fee. £14 door. 01225 461700

15/9 –Double bill w/the Steady Habits, Septembersongs, Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AW, UK 01491-680221 For more information

16/9 – Eastwell Village Hall, 2 Main Street, Eastwell, Melton Mowbray, LE 14 4EH, UK Doors- 7pm, concert 7.45pm, £22 inc booking fee. 01949-869492

17/9 – The John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET, UK Concert- 7.30-11 pm Support- Samuel Taylor £12 adv / £14 door. 01449-774678