Anna Laube will be back in Iowa City next Wednesday night, May 27th at The Picador playing a late second show. On this trip she will be bringing along her frequent musical sidekick Brendan O’Connell from Chicago soul machine The Right Now. If all works out, she will be bringing bass and drums as well!
I had a chance to hear Anna’a set at The Java House back in January, when she was also recorded for the Java Blend show on IPR. The show I saw had Jon Eric sitting in with Anna on banjo which was neat. She played a couple of short sets for the night coffee crowd filled mostly with song from her two albums: her 2006 album Outta My Head and her new album Pool All The Love * Pool Al The Knowledge with its infectious and personal favorite track “Hippie Boyfriend.” She threw in a cover of an obscurish Bob Dylan track “Wallflowers” and the Rolling Stones classic she played the night before with Dave Zollo at the Mill “Dead Flowers.” It was great to see her in such a warm and intimate setting. I’d love to see her in a band configuration, though.
Because it is the second show that night, her show sharing the bill with Patrick Bloom and Ghosts of Radio doesn’t start until 10:45PM, doors will be at 10PM. Cover is a budget-friendly $5 and is a 21-and-over show.
Click Here for Anna’s website with samples of songs
Click Here for Anna’s MySpace page
Click Here to download “Hippie Boyfriend” from Pool All The Love * Pool All The Knowledge