Annie Bartholomew

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Sisters of White Chapel, out 6.16.23

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“All for the Klondike’s Gold”

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NPR Highlights Annie Bartholomew’s “Mountain Dove Song”

"Bartholomew begins by playing a steady and airy clawhammer banjo melody, an instrument that she learned specifically for this project, and then...

NPR’s New Mix Includes Annie Bartholomew

"Juneau, Ala.-based musician Annie Bartholomew tells tales with a love of folk traditions."  |  Read More at NPR

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Best Albums of 2023 (So Far)"Alaska musician Annie Bartholomew is doing some interesting historical work which she’s combining with her musical...

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Alaskan Folksinger Annie Bartholomew Tells Stories of the Women of the Klondike Gold Rush on Sisters of White Chapel"Upstairs at Skagway, Alaska's...

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Alaska singer-songwriter Annie Bartholomew shares stories of gold rush women on Sisters of White Chapel"The songs give voice to women whose...

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Mayer’s Playlist for Spring, Part 3"Sisters of the White Chapel is certainly not an easy listen – nor should it be given the subject matter – but it...

No Depression Album Review: Annie Bartholomew

Annie Bartholomew Finds Musical Treasure in the Stories of Klondike Gold Rush Sex Workers"If Sisters of White Chapel marks Bartholomew’s emergence...

Girl Gang Music Highlights Annie Bartholomew

The Best New Songwriters Making Waves in 2023"Her songs explore themes of survival, resilience, and revelry, inspired by the ghosts of Alaska’s...

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Exclusive: Folk Singer-Songwriter/Playwright Annie Bartholomew Premieres "Feel My Sin""Bartholomew also relates to the boomtown nature of Alaska...

Americana UK Album Review: Annie Bartholomew

Annie Bartholomew, Sisters of White Chapel"A moving collection of well-thought-out lyrics accompanied by stunning musicality which personifies the...

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Annie Bartholomew, "All for the Klondike's Gold""Bartholomew, a songwriter and multimedia storyteller from Alaska, infuses her music with themes of...

KTOO Highlights Annie Bartholomew’s New Album

Juneau musician Annie Bartholomew’s new album is a different kind of Alaska survival story"It’s about the Klondike Gold Rush, from the perspective...

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NPR Music All Songs Considered Spotlights Annie Bartholomew’s “Awesome” Debut Album as No Depression Does Deep Dive with the Alaskan Songwriter, Calling Her “Gifted Storyteller”

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Alaskan Folksinger/Songwriter/Playwright Annie Bartholomew Readies Debut Album

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Annie Bartholomew Bio

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Sisters of White Chapel is a collaborative songwriting project inspired by narratives of women during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska & the Yukon.

Through historic source material and modern songwriting forms, Sisters of White Chapel seeks to bring to light the lesser known histories of women who came North.

Led by Juneau songwriter, Annie Bartholomew, these songs celebrate the struggle and sacrifice made by those who risked safety and virtue for a chance of a better life.

Annie developed the project in the Yukon as the March 2019 Jenni House artist in residence where she woodshedded with her banjo in a timber frame log cabin. She has shared this project at the 2019 Alaska Historical Society and Alaska Museums Conference, the Alaska Folk Festival, the Alaska Musicians Summit at the Anchorage Museum, CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference in Austin, in Montreal with the Alaska Room at Folk Alliance & many more spaces and places.

The studio album of songs funded in part by the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award is set to be released in 2022 with Gustavus music producer Justin Smith of Rusty Recordings.

“White Chapel Woman”
Words and Music by Annie Bartholomew

In ‘98 We were Yukon Bound
Thirty Mile, she run aground
Dawson City, no work to be found
Only trouble and gold by the pound

I’m gonna lie, gonna cheat, gonna steal
I’m gonna fake all the things I can’t feel
And when I meet my savior, I will kneel
And work this room til a get a better deal

White Chapel woman, Dance hall girl
I’ll be your sweetheart, if you give me a whirl
But ain’t no man, gonna buy off me
To a life as a wife to misery

From the moment, I did decide
I was bathed, I was baptized
Silk and lace, be my disguise
I will suffer, I will rise

I’m gonna run, gonna float, gonna fly
I’m gonna swallow, all the tears that I cry
And if you see me, on the by and by
Don’t you call me by my name lest I’ll die
Welcome to the Demimonde
Bienvenue à la Demimonde

Annie Bartholomew: Vocals, Banjo
Marian Call: Vocals
Andrew Heist: Mandolin
Erin Heist: Guitar
Kat Moore: Bass, Piano

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