A staple of the contemporary Americana scene, Annie Keating 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 it is worth the cost. Talent spotted by BBC Radio‘s Bob Harris with the release of her break through album, “Belmont” in 2008, Keating has been growing in stature and reputation ever since with each of the ten studio album and EP releases to date, drawing formidable comparisons to artists including Lucinda Williams and John Prine along the way. In 2021, Keating released her eighth studio album ‘Bristol County Tides’, a record that told an evocative story of love, loss, and finding what matters most in uncertain times, on a pandemic journey from Brooklyn to the coast, through fifteen beautiful songs. Standing as her most accomplished and ambitious to date, the record was praised by Folk Radio UK
as “personal and universal... unequivocally Keating’s finest hour yet.”
Annie Keating’s new release “HARD FROST” is out June 2023, and is another superb collaboration between songwriter Annie Keating and brilliant guitarist/producer Teddy Kumpel, who last produced "Bristol County Tides" in 2021. Annie and her
stellar studio band take the listener on a journey from the funk infused rock, grit and swagger of "Sunshine Parade"
to the infectious, swampy honkey-tonk jam of “Lovesick Blues” and intimate storytelling on ballads like "Keepsakes and
Heartbreaks”. On this new album, she shows both her range and depth, with no two songs sounding alike, the songs ranging from raucous rock to tender acoustic storytelling. With grit and grace, humor and heartache, the album keeps the listener spellbound for all ten tracks.
"Keating is the epitome of what it means to be a truly successful singer/songwriter” AMERICAN SONGWRITER
"Honest, refreshing” NEW YORK POST
“A cross between Willie Nelson and John Prine...you don’t get any better” THE VILLAGE VOICE
“Country rock with a renegade bite” LA WEEKLY