Since forming in June 2003, Anna Coogan & north19 have established a sound both unique and familiar. Drawing from traditional bluegrass, country, rock and blues, the band's sparse, banjo-driven sound cradles Coogan's clear, powerful voice as she delivers tales of hope, heartbreak and desolation.
Their newest album, Sleepwalker, is the best document yet of the band's sound. Mixed by S. Husky Hoskulds and Dylan Fant, Sleepwalker showcases the mature songwriting of Coogan and her bandmates with entrancing ballads and haunting Americana.
The moving banjo stylings of Travis Beard, a 15 year veteran of the Northwest music scene, couple with the smooth bass line of Kevin Burkett and solid grooves of drummer Eric Hastings, provide the perfect backdrop for Coogan's beautiful vocals.
Sleepwalker also features guest musicians:
Mike Grigoni: Dobro and Lap Steel
Joe Doria: Hammond B3 Organ
Lauryn Shapter: Fiddle
Jeremy Brown: Fiddle
George Hazelrigg: Piano