Ana Egge, "Girls, Girls, Girls"
Whistles, horns and a slew of New York City allusions highlight Ana Egge's "Girls, Girls, Girls," the breezy opener of the Brooklyn folksinger's new album White Tiger. Egge celebrates a New York that felt welcoming to all: singing with a Joni Mitchell croon and the wide-eyed optimism of an artist new to her city. But that was then. Now Egge has been around the block – and become a favorite of fellow songwriters Lucinda Williams and Shawn Colvin in the process – and she's reflecting with some world-weariness on those heady early days, when her city was "the place to be." J.H.