Dressner-ing for Kings Heath

American singer to play Kitchen Garden Cafe.

New York-born and English based singer-songerwriter Annie Dressner will be promoting her new album I Thought It Would Be Easier with a UK tour that includes a Birmingham date later this month.

Reflecting on love, friendships and memories, Annie bears her soul on the new album, which will be ftured duting a date at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath on 21stApril.

Since the release of her first full-length solo record in 2011, Annie Dressner has relocated from her home city of New York to Cambridge in the UK and quickly became a staple of the festival and touring circuit, releasing an impressive back catalogue of music along the way and frequently collaborating with other musicians. Armed with a guitar and a wealth of experience to draw from, her fourth album I Thought It Would Be Easier sees the singer-songwriter convey a multitude of emotions with songs that feel open, welcoming and understanding of how complex being human can be. The album ranges from soothing gentle ballads to fast-paced Americana, showcasing Dressner’s skill in crafting relatable songs.

While the album is very much an Annie Dressner record, she invites the talents of other musicians to help bring it to fruition. Among these are frequent collaborators Polly Paulusma, an esteemed songwriter in her own right who contributes backing vocals, and David Ford, formerly of Easyworld, on the album’s sole co-written song, After The Storm. Additionally, Boo Hewerdine contributes with some Farfisa playing and Steve Adams from the Broken Family Band sings harmonies.