I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and came of age during the town’s turbulent and radical 60s and 70s, immersed in the avant-garde art scene and dynamic counterculture. Growing up, I studied art and dance, but writing songs was my secret obsession. Songs I never intended for anyone to hear. Self-imposed isolation gave me freedom to rethink “song” on my own terms. So, by the time I began recording and performing in the early 90s (after attending the University of Michigan School of Art and then chasing my incurable wanderlust west to Seattle) I had internalized an unusual songwriting style that evolved from my fascination with country blues, love of words, dancer’s sense of rhythm, and the sort of inventiveness that comes from doing something purely for its own reward.

After a decade and a half on the road, I was sidelined with Lyme Disease. At first I made music videos as a way to keep my songs out in the world; quickly video became an integral part of my art.

Awards and recognition include an ArtServe Michigan/MCACA grant to create and perform a one-person piece, entitled “Stay Me With Flagons,” as well as top honors in songwriting competitions at Kerrville New Folk and Napa Valley Music Festivals. I have fourteen CDs on various indie labels and have performed at concert venues and festivals across North America. Since leaving Michigan, I’ve lived in Ohio, Kentucky, Washington State, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and California, and currently make my home on the coast of Maine.

Selected Performances

Mariposa Folk Festival, Orilia, ON
Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg MB
Summerfolk Festival, Owen Sound ON
Vancouver Island Musicfest, Comox BC
Boston Folk Festival, Boston MA
Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso, NS
Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa ON
Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Ann Arbor MI
Frostbite Music Festival, Whitehorse YT
Great River Folk Festival, LaCrosse WI
Forksville Folk Festival, Forksville PA
South Country Fair, Fort Macleod AB
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
Kerrville Wine and Music Festival, Kerrville TX
Fox Valley Folk Festival, Genesee IL
Nickelodeon Folk Club, Calgary AB
Full Moon Folk Club, Edmonton AB
Rogue Folk Club, Vancouver BC
Lethbridge Folk Club, Lethbridge AB
The Ark, Ann Arbor MI
WFMT Folkstage, Chicago IL
Trinity Backstage, Santa Barbara CA
Uncle Calvin’s, Dallas TX
Passim, Boston MA
Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville NC
Sand Hills Writer’s Workshop, Augusta GA
Lamb’s Retreat, Harbor Springs MI
Box Factory for the Arts, St Joseph MI
Tomorrows River Concerts, Amherst WI
The Bottom Line, New York NY
Swallow Hill, Denver CO
Evening Star, Sautee GA
St John’s Pub, Portland OR
Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg WI
Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Anderson Fair, Houston TX
Rasputin’s, Ottawa ON
Seattle Folklore Society, Seattle WA
The Folkway, Peterborough NH
Eddie’s Attic, Decatur GA
Johnny D’s, Somerville MA
Main Street Cafe, Homestead FL
Traditions, Olympia WA

David Kidman – FATEA “Over the course of some 20 years, Annie’s produced a series of records that, while emphasizing the theatrical and poetical aspects of singer-songwriterdom, have nevertheless satisfied immensely on both musical and literary levels, and yet have always been pushing the envelope of the genre with surprising and stimulating results. Annie’s a natural storyteller, and each of her songs seems to function like a novella.”

Sing Out!—”…Fitting what seems like a complete novel in a several minute song, Gallup leaves you knowing the people she has created, what they look like, and their innermost passions. Her folk-rap delivery presents the story lines in a mix of poetry and prose. If she were on the library shelf she’d be amid the best sellers, and I don’t think that the folk world fully appreciates her lyrical strengths. She presents usual scenes unusually, playing with words and rhythm…”