Lately it seems another queen of throwback country is crowned every week, but singer songwriter Michaela Anne has us paying attention. With a sound free of forced twang and a tone reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt’s Trio days, this former Brooklynite is helping add a distinctive voice to the Nashville neotraditional country scene.
Today we’re premiering her cover of the Hank Williams standard “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You” at Miles of Music, a retreat and workshop camp for musicians.
“Miles of Music camp is a really incredible opportunity every year to unplug and reconnect with nature and music at its core,” she says. “For this video, we stayed up all night to be able to catch the morning sunrise out in the middle of the lake. It was the end of the week so it had been many nights of very little sleep and lots of singing and sharing of songs. Like many Hank Williams tunes, this one just aches with its pain of unrequited love and is a favorite of mine to sing with Adam Moss and Eleanor Buckland.”
Michaela Anne’s much-anticipated new album, Bright Lights and the Fame, featuring performances by Americana legend Rodney Crowell and Punch Brother Noam Pikelney, comes out tomorrow. To pre-order or download, click here.