David Ford & Annie Dressner
“Dressner is able to paint visceral images and transport the listener to the world of the song.” American Songwriter
“Ford writes with genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone
David Ford and Annie Dressner began their musical alliance in early 2022, but listening to the blend of their voices and their timeless songwriting style, you’d be forgiven for thinking they had been making music together forever.
In truth Annie and David became friends in January 2022, while playing on the same bill at a couple of gigs in the freezing North of England.
Initially sitting in for a song or two during each other’s set, these brief moments of collaboration became a highlight of the show. Two weeks later, they had written and recorded their debut release, naming it ’48 hours’ in honour of the two-day burst of creativity during which most of the material was written.
’48 Hours’ subsequently reached #23 in ‘The Official Folk Albums Chart compiled by the Official Charts Company in partnership with English Folk Expo.
Despite such different places of origin, Annie and David easily found much common ground upon which to build a creative partnership.
They share a love of sweet harmony singing, brutally emotive songwriting, and the joy of an exquisitely prepared bagel. They also both spent their early years imagining a future treading the boards of theatre stages rather than the sticky carpets of music venues.
Annie Dressner was born and raised in New York City where she recorded the first of three acclaimed albums. Annie’s heartfelt, confessional writing style and honest vocal delivery have won her supporters at BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and secured numerous festival appearances.
David Ford is an award-winning songwriter and has been hailed by The Guardian as one of Britain’s finest live performers. His 2022 solo album May You Live in Interesting Times was album of the week in both The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times.