“A fervently emotive kiss-off anthem that is both militant, righteous and experimental. Coogan’s introspective tunes comes from a place where the line between poignant songwriting and echoey indie rock collides completely.”
— Glide Magazine

"A Must-see act!"- Acoustic Magazine (UK)

 

"A must see act of the festival season"- The Times of London

 

NO DEPRESSION: 

"Until someone devises a Prog/folk/Eurodisco/opera/goth metal/environmentalist dystopian chanteuse category, it fits as well here (No Depression) as it does anywhere. Her previous The Birth of the Stars, in collaboration with JD Foster, hinted at the range here, and her vocals in support of the notorious Johnny Dowd have shown a taste for adventure. But his music explores worlds far beyond, one where space oddities collide with spaghetti westerns, and we’re all interconnected and very much alone. Her sole collaborator throughout most of this ambitious song cycle is percussionist Willie B., also a frequent Dowd accomplice (they’re all based in Ithaca, NY, which makes you wonder what’s in the water there).  Her vocal range is operatic, a three-octave soprano that shows her classical training, but it’s the guitar squall she raises comes from a different world entirely.  Imagine Kate Bush fronting King Crimson.  Or think of the days when Jeff Buckley teamed with former Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas.  But instead of complementary artistic sensibilities, this is one artist, soaring to vocal peaks that her guitar surrounds with atmospheric soundscapes, as the percussion grounds the ungroundable."- Don McCleese, No Depression. Full Review here: http://nodepression.com/album-review/worlds-beyond

AMERICANA UK:

Combustible, diverse, sometimes dark and mystical, Coogan travels far, launching her trained three-octave soprano vocals on the opening section of If You Were The Sun high into the stratosphere. She stretches it to the limits at times, but nails it far more often...Ever experimenting, both instumentally and vocally, Coogan doesn’t just cross boundaries – she flattens them. She breaks free of all restraints, as does her partner on the album. Willie B, who is given freedom to go wherever the urge takes him. The tracks embrace subjects ranging from her concern about the planet and Trump’s successful presidential campaign to songs about personal heartbreak, and even include a guitar instrumental (Last Exit). Full review here: http://americana-uk.com/anna-coogan-the-lonely-cry-of-space-time-independent-2017

A fascinating and inspiring woman. I chat to Anna Coogan about her new album ‘The Lonely Cry of Space and Time.’

“I’d like it to make people think- about the rising oceans, about children washing up on beaches, and how that relates to us as individuals, living our normal lives.” http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2017/03/anna-coogan-interview/
— Folk Radio UK/Alex Gallacher
“Burn For You” works in grand operatic forms that captivates all available faculties of attention....exhibits the fire from within in an outward fashion that will beguile & mystify all with ears to hear.”
— Impose Magazine
“A fine album with the affecting lyrics and Fiaschi’s soothing pedal steel guitar blending perfectly on a country-style song.”
— Martin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph (UK)
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER with live original score performed by Anna Coogan and Tzar
Premises: A classic and timeless retelling of the Edgar Allen Poe story of loss, pain and more in the House of Usher.Hats off to Barbier and the IIFFF crew for having this gem of performance flood the Cinemapolis with timeless storytelling on a bed of music. The entire 62 minute performance showcased great musical talent and emotion as the trio of Anna Coogan and Tzar blew away the crowd with this original score and angelic vocals by Coogan.Hats off to the fans who came out and packed the theater to experience this timeless story of macabre love and the music that brought it to life.”
— THTerrortime.com
She is a poet, a singer and an ace guitarist, alternating between Chris Isaac and Ry Cooder, rowdy garage rock, mainstream pop, vocal pyrotechnics, and intricate soundscapes.
— Hans Werksman, Here Comes the Flood

"Underneath its sweet tones and stunning musicianship is a deep dissatisfaction with the status quo of today. Both musical and cultural; here is a classically-trained opera singer armed to the teeth with an electric guitar, a record’s worth of great songs and sharp lyrical insight into the 21st century."

-HiFiPig

Full Review: http://hifipig.com/anna-coogan-the-lonely-cry-of-space-and-time/

Full interview with GUITAR GIRL MAGAZINE here: http://guitargirlmag.com/interviews/anna-coogan-the-road-to-making-the-lonely-cry-of-space-time/

Anna Coogan is a curious songwriter on a musical adventure. The sharp intelligence of her lyrics softens in the hands of her poetic delivery. She has scored silent films, toured with Johnny Dowd, put out six records of depth and continues to reach us through the folk, country, and rock and roll collage of her work. In Coogan’s duo performances with Willie B, a bigger sound emerges, flushed out by his percussive skill and rhythmic balance. The two area truly inspiring collaboration.”
— Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg NY
Anna Coogan is a force. With an epic voice and a brilliant musical sensibility, the Ithaca by way of Seattle by way of Boston-based musician can command a stage like few others. Through her driving and spatial jaunts is where her real dimension squares. Her newest record, “The Lonely Cry of Space and Time”, is an extension of her deep offerings: vast and lush, with corners sharp and stunning. The record’s a two-person effort, featuring Willie B in drums and Moog bass, and when then two musicians play live – lights sparkle.
— The Ithaca Times
El cocktail de sonidos y matices que Anna Coogan nos presenta solo tiene un calificativo: bonito-maravilloso-explosivo.”
— Crazy Friday Magazine
There is little wonder many reviewers have been doing literary backflips over her work. It’s an accomplished mix of glorious vocals and assured guitar work.”
— Roger Crow, Glasgow Metro