Ana Egge performs as part of ‘Come Together’ Series in NYC May 22
There aren’t many albums that are more iconic or influential than the Beatles’ Abbey Road. Arts Brookfield and NewSong Music have come together to present the New York City spring outdoor concert series ‘Come Together: New original music inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ last studio album. This Wednesday, May 22, we are excited to welcome past NewSong finalist Ana Egge to perform.
The ‘Come Together’ series features five free outdoor lunchtime concerts taking place every Wednesday in May. Each concert begins at 12:30 PM at the Grace Plaza, located at 1114 6th Avenue, just north of Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan.
We took some time to talk to 2007 NewSong Music Competition finalist and ‘Come Together’ performer Ana Egge to learn more about her songwriting, and how she has been influenced by the the well-loved album.
How has Abbey Road influenced you as a musician?
I remember when my family moved to New Mexico I got a cassette of Abbey Road for my 10th birthday, and I listen to it pretty much nonstop.
What is your favorite Abbey Road song?
It’s hard to pick one, but I’d have to say “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” because of the impression it made on me when I was young and still the quality of the song and the actual track and how it sounds. It was just so amazing.
What life and music news would you like to share?
Years ago, I had the opportunity to record in Abbey Road Studios with my friend Joel Plaskett. That was a highlight! That was the same year we opened for Sir Paul in Halifax. I’m in the studio now mixing my new record Is It the Kiss, produced by Alec Spiegelman, which is coming out this September on StorySound Records.
What are you most looking forward to about the upcoming show in NYC?
I love playing NYC! And I love playing free outdoor shows in NYC! Plus my band is going to be pretty smokin’.