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Basic Folk 01 - Ana Egge

By Cindy Howes

In the inaugural episode of Basic Folk (!), I talk with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge. Dubbed the "Nina Simone of Folk Music,"  Ana and I sit down to discuss her early influences growing up on a commune in rural New Mexico, crafting her own guitar at the age of 15 and writing herself into understanding. I met Ana in Boston around 2005 through the Boston folk music scene. I have always been in awe of her musical talent and her not-as-much-talked about fashion sense, as seen in the picture above. I can never thank her enough for introducing me to wearing a white belt.

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