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Annabel Lee Live at Tres Gatos

For as long as Annabel Lee can remember, she’s felt like an old weathered soul in a young body. Through her writing, she found solace and peace of mind. With her nose in a dictionary at school, she would become excited about new words. She devoured poetry and used toxic relationships to write prolifically.
At the age of sixteen, she entered and won The Boston Folk Festival Contest and played for an audience of around six-thousand people. Once high school was over, she attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Majoring in Multimedia and Performance Art, she began experimenting sonically. 

Annabel Lee frequently played at seedy dive bars with dusty old blues bands. The male dominated scene motivated her to embrace her grit as a female artist. Losing site of her direction, Annabel Lee was severely depressed, defeated, until a miracle came in the form of Amanda Palmer.

The former Dresden Dolls singer and pianist, and current writer and solo musician, met Annabel Lee while visiting her college. Amanda was immediately impressed with the eighteen year old, and swept her away on a short tour with the Grand Theft Orchestra. This opportunity led Annabel Lee to record her second full length album at Justin Vernon of Bon Iver’s studio in Wisconsin. Once finished, she journeyed out on a solo tour across the United States. 

The album ‘Exit’ won her two New England Music Awards; Best New Act, and Rock Act of the Year and was mentioned in local blogs all over the area. Yet, it still was not quite the sound she envisioned and felt in her soul. Months after touring and performing heavily in New England, Annabel Lee began getting studio work, doing vocals and playing keys for different bands, and trying to figure out what her own artistic self truly had to offer in this static filled world. Working with a number of producers who had their own ideas of who she should be and how she should sound rapidly changed how she looked at music and her own ambitions.

Words were the focus. Finally finding a great fit for production, Annabel Lee began working with music producer and drummer of the band I am the Avalanche; Brett Romnes at Barbershop Studios in New Jersey. Combining forces, the material becomes it’s own kind of dark, sensual, monster.