"Engrossing and mysterious, heightened and hypnotic" - MOJO magazine
"Songs to dig into" - Mark Matos (Os Beaches; Family Folk Explosion)
Annie Girl was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. When she was 17, she left home for the streets of San Francisco. Less than two years later she was in the legendary Hyde Street Studio, making her first record with a band whose resumés include Nina Natasia, Victoria Williams and Jolie Holland. Self-titled record Annie Girl and the Flight, released in February 2013, was named MOJO magazine's album of the month.
Annie started playing piano when she was three, moved to saxophone at six (she wanted to be Lisa Simpson) and at nine was in a punk band, inspired by Denver's punk scene. In her early teens, when she started playing guitar, she began to write songs and never stopped. Splitting for San Francisco, she was taken in by The Ark, an art collective/crash pad in San Francisco's SoMa district, where she awed an audience of local musicians with her songs. The next few months were a whirlwind. She joined a band, the Fuzzy Hunnies, and was discovered playing alone in a park by an indie label, which recorded her songs. But she decided against releasing them - because, following a magical experience in the redwood forest, she found her voice and started writing new songs with a very different direction and sound. Unlike her early folk-punk, these were slow, sophisticated, mesmerizing, experimental folk, with almost trance-like music and profound, poetic lyrics about relationships and the heart. Working at lightning pace, she had a new album ready to record.
First though she toured the North West with Os Beaches, playing tambourine and singing backup for Mark Matos, the artist known for his for his cross-pollinated "anti-band" collectives featuring members of the Bay Area's rock, classical, and experimental music communities. When she returned, she put together her own band, and with Matos as her "spiritual adviser", recorded her first album, with more that followed.
Since then, Annie has relocated to Los Angeles. She spends her time writing more great songs, and playing live - most recently with her new psychedelic garage act Dooms Virginia. But after a spiritual experience, she has brought back The Flight, and will also, for the first time, be playing on her own regularly. She's played over seas, as well as toured North America and Canada, and she isn't stopping anytime soon.