“Thanks Smokefree Music Cities for caring about musicians. I live in Nashville, and I hope the Nashville venues which still allow smoking, will decide to reopen smokefree because it’s very difficult to sing and breathe when there’s smoke everywhere. We all know how dangerous secondhand smoke can be.”

Described by Billboard magazine as a ‘triple threat,’ Anne McCue has also received acclaim from other artists such as Lucinda Williams and Dave Alvin.

Lucinda said of McCue: “I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!”

Born in Sydney, Australia, McCue has toured the world playing her music in concert halls, pubs and festivals, living for a year in Vietnam. She has most recently been based in East Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River’s left bank.

Her love of music forged in Sydney, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, McCue landed in America and performed on the Lilith Fair tour. After setting up shop in Los Angeles, she became a vital part of the city’s roots music scene and has since recorded 6 acclaimed studio albums and a DVD ‘Live In Nashville.’

Anne has produced other artists such as Emma Swift, Ellen Starski and Scott Miller and has played guitar on albums by such artists as Robyn Hitchcock and Michelle Shocked. This new album, to be released later in the year, will be her 7th. She is host of the radio show Songs On The Wire on Nashville’s WXNA and is Nashville correspondent for Rhythms Magazine, Australia.

Photo by Ward Weems