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.