Annie Dressner with David Ford

Date:Sat 24 Sep 2022
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:£8 adv

Since moving from her hometown of NYC to the UK eleven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances.

From her debut 'Strangers...', her EP 'East Twenties' and her second full-length 'Broken...', Dressner has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star, an understated Jenny Lewis, Soccer Mommy & Phoebe Bridgers.

Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and Radio 1 via her cowrite with Saturday Night Gym Club 'The Nowhere Team.'  She just released her third studio album, 'Coffee At The Corner Bar' with her husband / producer Paul Goodwin. Along with a set of new original songs, the album includes a Magnetic Fields cover & a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.

Annie has collbaroated and co-written songs with Matthew Caws The Last Dinosaur, Saturday Night Gym Club, David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Nigel Stonier & Tim Gordine.

Annie has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, David Ford, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective. Last February she co-headlined tours with Polly Paulusma & Luke James Williams. Her music is also in Crucible Films' ‘Drive Me To The End' directed by Richard Summers-Calvert.

Recently, she was shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine.

David Ford & Annie Dressner
In January 2022 David Ford & Annie Dressner met and played music together for the first time. At a couple of live shows in the north of England, they became firm friends and found a common love for sweet harmony and brutally emotive songwriting.

Three weeks later they had written, recorded, mixed and mastered this short collection of new songs.

They decided to call the record “48 Hours with David Ford & Annie Dressner”, named in honour of the series of two-day creative bursts that shaped the project. 48 hours to write the songs, 48 hours to rehearse and record, before being mixed inside 48 hours. 48 Hours, reached #23 in The Official Folk Albums Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo.

They have since decided to perform these songs, which they will be doing to open the evening - followed by a set by Annie Dressner.


"Dressner is able to paint visceral images and transport the listener to the world of the song."
- American Songwriter

"...This album is low key one of the best pop releases of 2020."
-Paste Magazine

"Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and swept away. Coffee at the Corner Bar is extraordinary. Its emotional breadth makes it one of the best albums of the year so far, without a doubt. Exceptional."
- Shire Folk

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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Lisa O'Neill

Sat 17 Sep

Plus support from Cormac Begley.


Polly Paulusma

Tue 04 Oct