Looping diverse instrumental sounds with crystalline vocals, singer/songwriter Annabeth works in a similar folk-pop milieu as artists like Feist, Regina Spektor, and Aurora. Her debut album, “extra orchard,” was picked up by French record label What a Mess! Records and she went on to tour nationally and across Europe.
Born in Harrisonburg, VA to Irish immigrant parents, Annabeth McNamara penned her first song on guitar at age 13, eventually releasing her first folk recordings on banjo to friends and family as a freshman in college. While in college, she went on several tours of the West Coast, opening for bands like Paper Bird and Devil Makes Three. Before graduating, she’d released several more EP’s: Rambin’ Banjo Miss, Daphne’s Nest, Bird and the Bee, Live in Darmstadt, an album with her French sweetheart “The Wild Harmony”, and Folks of the Dark and Still Lake with French producer “Vincent Stockholm.”
After living in France and playing festivals like St. Feliu Fest and Darnius Fest, she came home to Virginia and won the House Artist Grant, working with a large team in the nation’s capital to create her album “Surprise,” which charted on iTunes top 100 and was considered in the first round of the Grammy’s. She then went on to found a girl-band with her back-up musicians, and they went on to successfully fund-raise their self-titled album “Larkspur” on Kickstarter and played festivals like Shensara and Floyd Yoga Jam.