Anna Vogelzang is unavoidably soulful. She has major vocals. She was a vocal major. Anna started writing terrible poetry when she turned 13 and started playing the guitar because she wanted to be like Jewel. Later in her young adult years she traveled & lived in lots of different cities, sharing stages with awesome folks like: Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Mirah (K Recs), Wye Oak (Merge Records), Deer Tick, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projecters), Ecstatic Sunshine, Winterpills, Charlotte Martin, Tiger Saw, Casey Dienel (White Hinterland), Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), and tons of other peeps. She also performed as a vocalist with The Dresden Dolls all around the country, notably at Lollapalooza 2006 & on NPR's World Cafe. During college she wrote a lot of essays about music and made two real records, the second of which (The Things That Airplanes Do) served as her senior thesis. She flew out to Capitol Records in glamtastic Hollywood to have it mastered by Ron McMaster (Diana Krall, The Beach Boys, Gwen Stefani). The Pittsburgh City Paper called her "an erudite pop star in the making" when she released the cd; she graduated in 2007 with a BFA in Creative Music Production from Carnegie Mellon University. Now she's living the starving singer-songwriter's dream traveling between Chicago, IL & Madison, WI where she plays around town all the time, much to the chagrin of her beauty sleep. She also drives all over the country playing music with her friends on DIY tours, and plans to keep on doing it no matter what - even if the gas prices make it impossible. Anna is a member of ASCAP. "Pittsburgh's indie-folk scene said goodbye to one of its brightest singer-songwriters when Anna Vogelzang took off for Chicago." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Anna Vogelzang is one of the promising young female artists who puts her money where her mouth is. This girl won’t stop until she gets the attention she deserves, and believe me, she deserves it." – Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls "[An] erudite pop star in the making." – Pittsburgh City Paper "Her voice will blanket you with awe... Do whatever you can to see her live." - The Deli Magazine way more at www.theanna.com.
anna vogelzang - singing, guitar, glockenspiel, snare, keyboards, melodica, tambourine, jingle bells, shakers, handclaps, songwriting. joe arnold - fiddle, glockenspiel, tambourine. guy capecelatro III - electronic instruments that anna can't play.
written, arranged, & recorded in 12 days for the RPM challenge of 2009. this record is lovingly imperfect, which is why it's free. free! you can download it at http://theanna.bandcamp.com. all i ask is that you donate your email address to my mailing list (bandcamp doesn't keep track of it), & i promise that i will never spam you. of course, monetary donations are never turned away, either. i mean, we are in a recession, people. all songs copyright anna vogelzang 2009/cant d'ocell music (ASCAP). love & thanks to andrew, guy, joe, chrisitne, birthday friend yellers, kind neighbors, & the cop in ohio who let me off with a warning. recorded in anna's laundry room (madison, WI) except for tracks 6&10, recorded in guy's attic (portsmouth, NH). this project is dedicated to new england, with all of my heart. www.theanna.com! released 01 March 2009 anna vogelzang wrote this album. all of its parts were performed entirely by anna EXCEPT tracks 6 & 10 which are graced by guy capecelatro III (bass & guitar & yelling) & joseph arnold (fiddle & high hat & yelling). also a special appearance on track 12 by anna's birthday party (more yelling).