Stream all of ‘Glass House in Outer Space’ from my website, starting today!

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!

xo,

ARB

 

Live from the State of Things on WUNC: Durham Singer-Songwriter Anna Rose Beck Writes Of Love, Loss And Longing On New Album

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At my house... (kidding)

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.

LISTENING ROOM at Mercury Studio: Monthly Singer-Songwriter Night with Anna Rose Beck

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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.

06/28/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

mercury studio

407 N. Mangum Street – Durham

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New song – “I Wish”

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.

song demo: Broken Strings

I’ve been wantin recently

to save my broken guitar strings

tied into silver rings around my fingers

I think that’s holdin on too long

but haste makes waste and right makes wrong

they say what doesn’t break you makes you strong

am I a harp in the hand of some strange man

I’ve yet to stand on greener land

and these seeds I’ve sown are more permanent than sand

but the first flood will wash them all away

and I’ll say hey hey I wanna be

those happy people with their things

glass windows were designed to keep you out but let you see

what you’ve been missin out on

all this idle time

with your broken strings

 

smell of rain before the storm

hangs in this air so wet and warm

and when it rains i always miss you more

I had a dream i walked around

frozen bodies underground

heard broken thoughts and hearts and silenced sounds

and they said

hey hey it’s true what they say

that nothin comes from nowhere anyway

loneliness and lust ride in on their respective waves

and lusty veins

all fill the same

some things don’t change

 

dunno what i’m runnin from but one fast move and i’ll be gone

this texas heat runs thick within my blood

and i been living recklessly

one mark for each night lost at sea

with a tendency for sleepin through my dreams

am i a harp in the hand of some strange man

i’ve yet to stand on greener land

and these roots i’ve grown are more permanent than sand

but the first flood will wash them all away

and I’ll say hey hey I wanna be

those happy people with their things

glass windows were designed to keep you out but let you see

what you’ve been missin out on

all this idle time

with your broken strings

New video: Accidental Lullaby

This song can be downloaded athttp://annarosebeck.bandcamp.com/track/accidental-lullaby

Thanks to Elana Mie Scheiner (cello) and Mary Caton Lingold (fiddle)!

Written and recorded by Anna Rose Beck.

lyrics
If this song it were a river
I would wash your body clean
And if that river were a moon beam
I would shine on pretty things
And if that moonbeam lit the ocean
I would keep you safe at sea
And with those waves I’d rock you
I would roll you into me

And all through time
I would be here by your side
By and by
Hallelujah hallelai
I will write accidental lullabies
I will write accidental lullabies

If this song it were a shepherd
I would help you count your sheep
And if that shepherd had a shadow
I would follow at your feet
And if that shadow were created
By the sunset through the trees
With my shepherd sunset shadow
I would lull you into sleep

And all through time…

If this song it were a paintbrush
I would paint you here with me
And if your dream should call for music
I’d paint you a tambourine
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man
Won’t you play your song for me?
And we would be alone together
Painting landscapes for your sweetest dreams

credits
released 26 August 2012
Mary Caton Lingold (fiddle), Elana Mie Scheiner (cello), Anna Rose Beck (acoustic guitar, vocals, piano)