I'm honored to announce that I'll be joining the talented Courtney Marie Andrews for a few dates in September! I'll be opening these shows in some of my favorite towns and am excited that I get to listen to her and her band for a few nights. Dates below!
More tour dates! Really excited to get back to the Northeast and my former hometown of NYC for a few shows at the end of June (including a free outdoor concert series highlighting music inspired by the late, great Tom Petty!).
I'll be performing all shows with my full band. Dates and info below.
6/26-6/28 - Southern Accents/Summer Terrace Concert Series - New York, NY
6/27 - Skinny Dennis - Brooklyn, NY
6/29 - Dogfish Head Brewing - Rehoboth Beach, DE
6/30 - Square in the Circle - Takoma Park, MD
7/1 - Country Sundays - Woodbridge, NJ
Colorado! It's been a while since I've been back to your beautiful state and I'm happy to announce that I'll be returning for a run of shows with my FULL BAND in June! Dates below with all tickets on sale now. Hope to see you out there in June!
I’m excited to share that I’m spending the month in San Clemente, CA working on a new album. My good friends Sam Outlaw and Kelly Winrich are producing. I can’t say enough how lucky I feel to get to work with such talented people in such a beautiful setting! I can’t wait to share what we come up with.
All photos by Joey Martinez.
For your Valentine's Day enjoyment, I am officially releasing my version of Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart!" Thanks to The Boot for sharing the track and describing it as "a lush, yearning take that does Hank Sr. proud."
I've always been drawn to dark, sad songs and Hank Williams is the king of these. Country music often highlights the pitfalls of our human behavior, the heartache and pain that some of us just seem more prone to in life.
This is one of the first Hank Williams songs I covered with a band, and I've been playing it at my live shows for years now. I'm proud to finally release it into the world and hope you enjoy my take on this classic.
Download or stream "Your Cheatin' Heart" on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music or any other outlet of your choosing. Enjoy!
I'm honored that The Boot has named me one of their "2018 Artists to Watch!" Alongside this recognition, they had kind words to say about me and my music:
Since the release of her debut album To Know Where in 2011, Michaela Anne has been making people take notice. With introspective songwriting, Anne showed a propensity for vulnerable, true-to-life songs that revealed an artist poised to accomplish even more...On Bright Lights, Anne’s lyrical wit still takes front and center, but now, her songs are infused with a heavy dose of edge, moving seamlessly from honky-tonk barn-burners to personal ballads that seem straight from the pages of her diary. In many ways, the album is Anne’s way of welcoming listeners into her music, just as she was welcomed into Music City. - CH, The Boot
You can find me on their website and read the full feature here!
2017 has been a wild ride. Some highlights include getting to sing at Carnegie Hall with Ron Pope, touring Europe for the very first time, touring more than I ever have in my life, and playing in Sam Outlaw's band!
I've played over 130 shows in 10 different countries, driven and flown thousands of miles, and made a lot of beautiful new friends. I can't thank all of you enough who have come out to the shows and bought or streamed my music. You're the reason I'm able to do this.
Thank you, happy holidays, happy new year and here's to new music in 2018!
My new tune, "One Love Song," is officially out in the world! You can find it on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music, or any other outlet of your choosing. Many thanks to Rolling Stone for premiering the track (they beautifully sum up the track below)! You can check out the song and read their full review here.
"Some people need quiet conversation or a long walk on the beach to sow the seeds of love - and others just need to dance. That phenomenon of the right song setting the heart afire is chronicled by Michaela Anne on her new track... 'One Love Song' is classic country for the modern age, where a little George Jones on the jukebox can drown out even the loudest mobile alerts."
This song is particularly special to me because honky tonks, country music and dancing have always had a big presence in my life. I wrote this song with my friend Maya de Vitry from the band the Stray Birds, and we intentionally wanted to try and capture that feeling of falling in love in a bar, over a dance, Urban Cowboy style. It's inspired by the notion of how quickly things can change in ones heart and through music. For me, it's a song of romantic hope, set in a dirty, dim lit bar with George Jones' aching voice as the soundtrack.
This past year I've been touring a lot with Sam Outlaw who's based in Los Angeles so I've been going to CA more often and been working with a lot of the musicians who play or have played in his band. I got together with a group of those musicians to record the tune out in Echo Park since we'd been playing it together. It features Elijah Ocean and Molly Jenson on vocals, Stephen Musselman on guitar, Aaron Goodrich on drums and Dan Destiny on fiddle.
"'One Love Song' showcases Anne's delicate vocal power, which can range from a strong, heartstring-tugging belt to a plainspoken whisper alongside her gift for simple, cutting lyrics. 'It only takes one love song,' she sings as the fiddle wails along and the drummer marches in a soft shuffle." -Rolling Stone
Pinching myself that I get to, once more, head to Europe and the UK for another tour with Sam Outlaw!
We'll be returning to many of the cities we visited this summer, but we'll also be making some new stops. We'll be performing in Spain for my very first time, as well as my first show in London. I will be, once again, pulling double duty, opening the shows as well as playing keys and singing in Sam's band. Check out the dates below!
October 17 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
October 18 - Valencia, ES - Loco Club
October 19 - Barcelona, ES – Rocksound
October 20 - Zaragoza, ES - Las Armas
October 21 - Bilbao, ES - Nave 9 (Maritime Museum)
October 23 - Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
October 24 - Kristianstad, SE - Kulturkvarteret
October 25 - Copenhagen, DE - Pumpehuset
October 26 - Malmo, SE - Folk Å Rock
October 27 - Malmo, SE - Folk Å Rock
October 28 - Helsingborg, SE - The Tivoli
October 29 - Göteborg, SE - Pustervik
October 30 - Edinburgh, UK - The Caves
November 1 - Leicester, UK - The Musician
November 2 - London, UK - Dingwalls
November 3 - Pocklington, UK - Arts Centre
November 6 - Halden, NO - Bryggerhuset Syd
November 7 - Oslo, NO - John Dee
November 8 - Bergen, NO - Madam Felle
November 9 - Stavanger, NO – Folken
The Bluegrass Situation picked "What Good is Water" from my recent album Bright Lights and the Fame as their song of the week! They're also premiering a moody little music video for the song made by my good friend Kristine Potter.
You can watch the brand new video below and read the full article here!