“I believe in the power of story to heal, and I love that a three-minute song can change me and move me to laugh, cry, relate, and not feel so alone. It’s magical to me.” Annie Marka New York based singer-songwriter, has shared her country-tinged Americana-roots music with audiences from Florida to Ireland, and most recently, Nashville. A New York native, she moved to the South at age 10, where upon hearing the music of the Carter Family and Johnny Cash, she nurtured a life-long love of traditional country music and songs that convey slice-of-life stories about people’s lives with a heartfelt simplicity.
Inspired by such singer-songwriters as Patti Griffin, Julie Miller, Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Annie's songs explore lifes' journey and the universal themes of love and loss, struggles and triumphs, shadows and light, with a little humor thrown in. Accompanied by strong and tender acoustic guitar-playing, Annie's richly textured voice runs the entire emotional spectrum– sometimes velvety smooth, at other times raspy and raw with a little torch and twang thrown in.
Her CD Annie Mark is available from Paradiddle Records. She has also appeared on Paradiddle's Bob Dylan Uncovered Vols 2 & 3 and Willie Nile Uncovered.