Ahead of Annie Mack’s performance at First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2018 in the First Avenue Mainroom on Friday, January 4, we got to ask her a few questions. Read what she had to say below:

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Kelly Murray: Growing up, what were some strong musical inspirations for you?
Annie Mack:

  • Prince
  • Bettye Davis
  • Bobby Blue Bland
  • Ann Peebles
  • Etta James
  • Taj Mahal

Kelly MurrayWhat are some of your passions outside of music?
Annie Mack:

  • Being a Mom
  • killer shoes
  • oh and being an above average human being
  • hmmm maybe going more intense. Dark..Sensual..More Soul..More collaborations and Strings
  • Oh and apparently I’m passionate about the letter “S” lol

Kelly Murray: Are there any themes that you’re experimenting with for future music?
Annie Mack: 

  • Most Def “Tell it" 
  • We wrote it in the studio.
  • Didnt have time to absorb it really but folks dig it.
  • Was really off the cuff.

Kelly Murray: In March of this year, you released your EP "Tell It Like It Is.” Which song was the most challenging to write/record?
Annie Mack: Jon Herchert is an amazing producer and Human.

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