MP3 Annagail - Linger In Bloom
They are often compared to the late Toad the Wet Sprocket and an occasional Goo Goo Dolls meets Sara McLachlan having lunch with Edwin McCain before an Aimee Mann show with an Eva Cassidy song playing in the background.
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, FOLK: Folk Pop
Formed in 1994, Annagail is more than just a group with four recordings and a strong fan base. They are the epitome of a band which continues to evolve instead of stagnate.
Emerging from the "songwriters circle" of the Midwest''s music scene and playing coffeehouses, street corners, and "open mic nights," they honed their craft. Then came the release of Renaissance Recital, the second album on Big Round Records and the beginnings of moving into a full band. Their first album, The Folks, quickly sold out its original pressing. They followed with continued touring and growing popularity as a live act.
They are often compared to the late Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ellis Paul, Eva Cassidy meets Vigilantes of Love and an occasional Goo Goo Dolls meets Edwin McCain hanging out with Aimee Mann.
Since ''98, frontman Jared Adams has toured the country playing lead guitar for Ardent/Forefront recording artist Satellite Soul, friends from Kansas City. He appears on their Ardent release Satellite Soul Live. They share producer Paul Ebersold with Sister Hazel and 3 Doors Down and Small Town Poets. Opening and performing with Jennifer Knapp, Big Tent Revival, FFH, Audio Adrenaline and many others, Adams had the chance to showcase his own songs to great acclaim.
Waterdeep''s Don Chaffer produced Route 3''s Slightly Certain, which also featured Lori Chaffer''s vocals on "The Enemy and the Avenger." The recording captured the attention of many. "To any radio programmers play it, to any concert promoter book them, and to any record label sign them now. This is the real deal," raved Levi Perkins of Crossroads radio. Tim Suttle of Satellite Soul described them as "Someone who needs to be signed. They''re hard workers and Jared is a great songwriter." Since that recording Annagail has continued to evlove, the result of over 200 shows across the U.S.
They continued to gain exposure after weekly appearances on the "Phil and Colby Morning Show" out of Kansas. They have found their way to radio stations and stores around the U.S. They gained wide attention and were featured on a national compilation put out by Integrity Management and Booking whose roster included such artists as Tammy Trent, Curious Fools, Pam Thumb, Jason Ingram, Spooky Tuesday and Grits. Also opening for artists such as Bleach, Plumb, Pillar, Jason Ingram, Scott Faircloff, The Appleseed Cast, Stavesacre and many others.
Annagail, formally known as ''Route 3,'' fronted by the vocal and guitar interplay between Adams and wife Jennifer, is ready to envelope even greater opportunities with their music. From Adams troubadour style of the early 90''s to Jennifers touring with several vocal groups, her own singing career and even a tour of Europe, the results are rich.
With a true and honest passion for people and music their goal reaches far beyond just playing the next gig. They hope to make a difference in everyone they meet whether its through song, a hand shake or a new face to put a name to. "Although we love playing live, there is so much more to music than singing and playing," says Adams. "It builds a foundation to every new relationship and it gaps the bridges between the people that we don''t yet know." The soaring melodies can''t hide the message in the lyrics crafted with grace. One concert goer said, "They put their heart and soul into every song, I really appreciate that." From the feed back, so do a lot of others.