With Road To My Love, Ana delves into her family history in “Farmer’s Daughter.” Over the lonely call of the pedal steel, she lets us share in the tender, exposed, and desolate feeling of being alone on the prairie. She confronts fidelity and trust in “Quitting Early,” taking a note from Joni Mitchell with a sophisticated, jazz-inflected take on the precariousness of modern relationships. She shares a beer with a veteran, just back from the war, who bares his soul in the wistful “Carey’s Waltz,” and is blindsided by a tempestuous but irresistible relationship in “Storm Comin’.” The warm harmony vocals of Trish Klein & Frazey Ford of The Be Good Tanyas on “More Than A Day” are a perfect match for this ’60’s inspired soul song. Finally, Ana carries it home to her American roots with a haunting rendition of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” that puts her peerless vocals and virtuosity on the resonator guitar on full display.
Road To My Love was co-produced by her longtime collaborator, Jason Mercer and includes many of Ana’s friends and favorite musicians from across North America, including: Steve Moore (Sufjan Stevens, Laura Viers), Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson, John Cale), Frazey Ford & Trish Klein of The Be Good Tanyas, Adam Levy (Norah Jones) and Tony Scherr (Bill Frisell, Feist). “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of musicians to play with” Ana says in her low-key, humble way, “It really makes this record stand out from all my previous work.”