Talent spotted by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Keating appeared live on the Bob Harris show in 2008 and has gone on to perform at leading national and international festivals including Take Root (Netherlands), the Glasgow Americana Festival (Scotland), the NJ Folk Festival, NXNE in Canada, NEMO and MEANY music fests and the Mountain Stage NewSong finals. Keating has performed on the bill with the John Haitt, Dan Bern and Bon Iver.
Lucinda Williams. John Prine. Allison Krauss. Willie Nelson. Gillian Welch. Bonnie Raitt. Emmy Lou Harris, Patty Griffin. This is a short list of the musicians Annie Keating has been compared to over the last 10 years.
With her sixth album, "Make Believing” Keating proves herself even more worthy of that list, with her strongest album to date. The songs on this record are tender, raucous and raw, all of them shot through with intelligence and feeling. Keating, who picked up a guitar at age 12 and taught herself a few chords and never stopped playing, writes and sings like a woman who knows deep down that heartache is the price of hope, and she can make us believe — in that way that only the best artists can — that all of is worth the cost.
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“Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Annie Keating is building the reputation her talent deserves and Make Believing should really help ...a highly enjoyable album.”
"A wise mix of Lucinda Williams songwriting, Gillian Welch guitar and a vocal all her own… a cross between Willie Nelson and John Prine and you don't get any better than that.” The Village Voice
“HONEST, REFRESHING ... Gritty-yet-pretty tunes ...” New York Post
"One of the most refreshing female acts to come down the pike in a long, long while ... Deep and provocative songs...” Maverick Magazine
"Comparisons to Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, and Bonnie Raitt all ring true, yet what ultimately impresses is the intimacy and emotion ...” Performing Songwriter
“Annie Keating is one to watch. Fine songwriting for the 21st century.” BBC Radio
“Keating is well equipped to blow the socks off any self-respecting, sock-wearing Americana fan ... a true musical craftsperson.” Northern Sky