Happy New Year’s y’all. For me 2014 was about exploding my whole life and then rebuilding it somewhere else. I moved from a life I knew and loved in North Carolina to one that was unknown and uncharted in Austin. I had my heart smashed into little pieces and tried to rebuild it. I’m still trying. And, because I experience everything through the lens of songs, here’s one that I felt epitomized it pretty well. Living is about bravery and moving forward. It’s about looking for what you don’t know you’re missing. It’s about the uncertainty that comes with following your heart.
I’ve come here to get high,
To do more than just get by.
I’ve come to test the timber of my heart
Oh, I’ve come to test the timber of my heart
And I’ve come to be untroubled in my seeking
And I’ve come to see that nothing is for naught
I’ve come to reach out blind
to reach forward and behind
For the more I seek the more I’m sought
Yea, the more I seek the more I’m sought.
I’ll be playing two shows in North Carolina in late October! Hope to see y’all there.
CHAPEL HILL, NC 10/22/14 LOCAL 506 9 pm with Shiloh Hill and Runaway Dorothy ($7)
SAXAPAHAW, NC 10/24/14 THE EDDY PUB 7:30 – 9:30 pm with Elana Scheiner on cello (free/all ages)
I recently packed up my entire life and its contents and moved halfway across the country from North Carolina to Austin. I wrote this new song half-there, half-here, and maybe also somewhere in the in-between. This is just a demo recorded in my dad’s living room in Austin – my cousin is playing piano (ah, the perks of having musical family members nearby!) I hope you enjoy it and hopefully there will be more new songs to come very soon!
Til next time,
In honor of the big release date tomorrow, you can now stream the entirety of the new album right here! I hope many of you can make it to the big release show tomorrow, Jan. 26, 8 pm, at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham. Tickets are still available for purchase online, or at the door for $10. Humble Tripe opens. Enjoy the new tunes and hope to see y’all tomorrow! RSVP that you’re coming and invite your friends on Facebook!
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When singer-songwriter Anna Rose Beck last appeared on our show, she was trading engineering studies at Duke University for a full-time career as a musician. Now she is fully devoted to her musical career and her newest album, Glass House in Outer Space, garnered a lot of support on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.
Anna Rose Beck performs live in-studio, and talks with Frank Stasio about her new album. She is joined by Elana Scheiner on cello and Marc Harkness on guitar.
Anna Rose Beck is performing at Motorco on January 26th for her album release party.
Hey y’all! I’ll be releasing a new song on YouTube every week up until the release date for you to check out. Here are the two I have published thus far. Check back often for more!
I will be releasing my second studio album, Glass House in Outer Space, on January 26, with a full-band show at Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham at 8 pm. Here are the details:
Humble Tripe opens
January 26, 2014 at 8 pm
723 Rigsbee Ave. Durham, NC 27701
Please join us for the Mercury Studio June Listening Room, featuring local songwriter, Anna Rose Beck.
“The tunes of Durham writer Anna Rose Beck still seem in development. She is interested in weeping country and whispering folk, but to date, those compulsions pair strangely within her songs. But her voice is fully formed, with a reserved incandescence that would make numbers much less remarkable worth hearing. The clearest comparison might be Nick Drake, a singer who, like Beck, could express and arrest with unspeakably slight singing.”
–Grayson Currin, The Independent Weekly [5/1/2013]
From 7:15 to 8:00, Anna Rose will dazzle our ears with her music.
From 8:00 to 9:00, Anna Rose will talk about her music and take questions and comments from the audience.
This promises to be a unique and delightful event that you wont want to miss!
Because of the nature of the event, tickets ($5 in advance, $7 at the door) will be limited.
Invite friends on facebook here.
Tickets will be for sale at the door; cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.
To buy tickets in advance, click here.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
407 N. Mangum Street – Durham
Hey y’all, here’s a sad mushy love song I wrote recently – ON THE PIANO. I should mention I don’t really play piano ;) It’s called “I Wish” – I hope to be recording this one in the studio soon.