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BIRN Production Team:
Engineer: Bill Langdon
Videographer: Maria Goulamhoussen
Video Editor: Maria Goulamhoussen
Hailing from “Down Under,” Anne McCue has been described as a combination of Peggy Lee, Memphis Minnie, and Peter Green, given her unique voice and impressive guitar chops. Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals. She has most recently been based out of Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River’s left bank, and this Saturday she’ll be in our studio live on birn1!
Billboard called Anne the “virtual definition of ‘triple threat’ — a potent singer, thoughtful songwriter, and tough guitarist.” The bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist has just recorded her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin’ - exploring some of her favorite influences including: Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Nick Drake, Astor Piazzola, and of course, Peggy Lee.
Tune in to birn1 at 4:00pm on December 7 to catch an exclusive broadcast of her performance and find out for yourself why the Los Angeles Weekly stated that Anne has more “all-American authenticity than a dozen Martina McBrides.”
Tune in to birnCORE on Tuesday evening, December 10 from 7-9pm, to listen in as the always fresh and exciting Berklee in the Round (B.I.T.R.) show unfolds live. Berklee has a vibrant community filled with unique songwriting talents from across the globe. BITR is your opportunity to catch a glimpse of all Berklee has to offer
BITR Tuesdays are free acoustic performances showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, BITR is held on the second Tuesday of each month during the semester.
BITR also provides a forum for the artists to network with each other and audience members.
“In Nashville, it’s a really great environment for songwriters to come share their work and also network,” says Songwriting assistant professor Stan Swiniarski, who conceptualized the BITR series. “It’s a place where I met cowriters and things like that, so I really wanted to create that same kind of community here.”
A special chair is reserved in the round for a mystery guest. This person could be an established artist visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs or join in for the whole round, so you’ll definitely want to tune in to discover the identity of any unnamed musicians!