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    Goodbye USA – Hello Germany and UK!


    The time finally came to play my last show in the US (for now). Sam Hall, my wonderful violinist, and I set off on a sunny Friday afternoon to head to Omaha, NE, where we were to perform at the Barley Street Tavern. It was a really cosy little venue, and we were delighted to be performing with Danny Sabra [&hellip

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    Saying goodbye to Des Moines in style… and hello Rockford.


    The last few weeks have been truly wonderful. I returned to an old favourite, Ritual Cafe, in Des Moines and performed with my newly acquired string trio (Hannah Drollinger, Laura Valle and Carolyn Rogers). They were such troopers and I will miss performing with them. My good friend Mitch Gettman managed to come down from Omaha, too, to perform a [&hellip

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    Jackalopes, Tim Curry and Betsy’s Burst Tires


    I was very excited about last weekend, as it was my first ever performance in Kansas. Whilst I have driven through the State, and my band and I had a very funny encounter with a waiter in Topeka on tour last year (he could not understand our British pronounciation of ‘water’ and insisted that they did not stock such a [&hellip

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    Exploring the Mid-West one state at a time


    I was excited to go on a little trip last weekend, that took me through Iowa and Wisconsin. The landscape was breathtaking, rolling hills covered in snow, endless highways, a clear blue sky, the sun shining brightly into my eyes… You couldn’t ask for more! I started off with a gig at Iowa City’s very own Uptown Bill’s Coffee House. [&hellip

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    Free Christmas Single with Etao Shin


    Good morning everyone It’s nearly Christmas and that’s why you are in for a treat today. One of my favourite bands in Southampton, Etao Shin, and I have recorded a Christmas single for your enjoyment and the great news is that it’s entirely free! You can download your free copy here: http://wearsthetrousers.com/2012/12/anja-mccloskey-red-white-mp3/ The artwork is courtesy of the amazing Billy [&hellip

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    First two shows in the US


    This last weekend has been lovely. I have played my first two shows since moving to the US, and they were both great fun. We kicked off the weekend by playing at the Side Door Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, 14th December. The show was organised by my good friend Christopher B. from Series Two Records, who helped us [&hellip

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