Singer/songwriter Ana Egge grew up an outsider in a small North Dakota town of 50 people. Her parents, back-to-the-land hippies, built a community of friends based on a newspaper ad listing song lyrics and suggesting a 20th century meet-up. Her childhood in North Dakota and New Mexico was filled with experiences with the ability to make her adventurous and self-reliant. She learned how to shoot a gun and how to enjoy alfalfa sprouts as the child of back-to-the-land hippies. Egge has since traded the openness of the American Plains for the untamable wilderness of New York City, recorded seven albums, and worked with musical legends such as Asleep at the Wheel, Ron Sexsmith and Steve Earle. She’s been around the horn of life’s experiences, having gotten married and become a mother ” both of which have altered her perspective and added weight to her writing.
Egge continues her collaborative spirt by touring with The Sentimentals, a Danish folk-rock trio who worked with her on her most-recent album, ‘Say That Now.’ Egge and The Sentimentals (M.C. Hansen on guitar & vocals, Nikolaj Wolf on bass & vocals and Jacob Chano on drums and vocals) stopped by the BeeHive Productions studios in Saranac Lake, New York, in July of 2016 to play a few songs and discuss the inspirations behind the music.