singer |  songwriter | pianist | poet | storyteller 

Annie Moscow is woman is a who has clearly found her voice. Her sixth studio album and first solely acoustic project, Land of Dreams (February 2024), showcases this voice, strong and unique, both in sound and perspective. In her barest sound to date, Moscow strips her rich and diverse musical influences down to the essentials, exposing a perceived vulnerability mixed with hard-won wisdom gained through life experience. The new album shines a bright light on Annie Moscow’s singer-songwriter roots, where she has never been one to shy away from deeply personal and profoundly revelatory themes, and this is no exception. Moscow delivers, engages, and disarms, sometimes resolute and sometimes with the wry, subtle humor which resonates and endears her music to so many.  

Although no stranger to the recording studio, this is the first time Moscow has sat in the producer’s chair, alongside co-producer John Herrera of Clamsville Studios, and the album showcases some of Arizona’s top musicians, including Kenny Skaggs (Glen Campbell) on slide guitar and jazz great Dom Moio on percussion. Also featured are the exquisite brother harmonies and cello and guitar pickings of the California folk duo, The Brothers Landau.  

The songs of Land of Dreams were incubated and inspired in part by the covid years. The album opens with “Sitting Here In Numbers,” where Annie sings, tongue in cheek, of the frustration of being stuck at home watching the world go by. The observational tone sets the stage for all that follows — songs as culminations of a lifetime of observations, impressions, and epiphanies that have nudged Annie Moscow forward to clarity and eventual empowerment.  

“I used to think getting older was about getting wrinkles and a few gray hairs,” Moscow says.  “But it’s so much more than that. So many things you ‘“know’" are going to be forever — well, they’re not. People leave. Entire realities change. All we really ever have is ourselves. It took me a long time to figure that one out.” 

Annie Moscow began her early music life as a classical pianist. But when she married keyboardist Steve Gold (Philadelphia International Records, Sister Sledge), the two of them shot up the charts together as songwriters for film, TV, and a diverse roster of artists including Sarah Vaughn (1986: “Tears in My Heart”), Kathy Sledge (1992: hit single “All of My Love”), and Mickey Mouse (2007: “They Don’t Scare Me”).  

In 2001, Moscow stepped out on her own with her first solo CD, “Wolves At My Door”, delving full throttle into (at that time) relatively taboo and untouched topics, including midlife disillusionment and family dysfunction. Critics called “Wolves” "a sweeping cinematic masterpiece of midlife awakening.” Abigail Trafford of the Wall Street Journal wrote, “Annie Moscow is rewriting the rules.”   

Annie Moscow continued to branch out as an independent artist, further spreading her wings as an actress, playwright, and comedienne. In 2009, she wrote a one-woman show to showcase some of her songs: “The Philosophical Musings of a Suburban Dwelling Free-spirit  Ex-Hippie Wannabe with Longings for Connection and Security.” After a two-week run at the Herberger Theater, in Phoenix, Arizona, she was invited back for the next 12 years, to write, produce, and perform twelve more shows, all featuring her original music, most recently the 2022 musical comedy space odyssey, “Contact… sort of.”    

As many an audience member has attested, no one leaves an Annie Moscow show without knowing not only more about Annie Moscow, but more about themselves. With Moscow's gift for melody and dramatic, cinematic storytelling, her songs and performances often elicit comparisons to other dynamic pianist/cultural documentarians including Billy Joel, Laura Nyro, and Carole King.   

Moscow’s fifth 5th CD, “Passing Trains”, a watershed project of personal reckoning following a divorce in the midst of financial collapse, was produced by the late John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Gorka) and released in 2017. The album climbed to #20 on the Folk -DJ charts in the first month of its release.  

In 2020, when the world went into lockdown, Annie Moscow used that quiet time to create and reflect on a lifetime of twists and turns, lost loves, and lessons learned. Her upcoming album includes the bold, dramatic “Girl Behind the Trees” ("You looked me in the eyes and said your love for her was dead and now you’re calling her your life saver"), as well as the delicately poignant "Damaged Angel” (“I will deal with my own feelings till they have nothing to do with you. ‘Cause they have nothing to do with you”). And in Moscow’s pivotal song about the loss of a significant other, “Who Will I Be Good for Now,” Annie Moscow answers her own question:  “Me. This time I’m gonna be good for me.” 

“This world continues to reveal itself as being as fragile and ephemeral as a Land of Dreams,” says Moscow. “I believe we are all great creators, and I’m sure I’ve stepped in every pothole imaginable, reaped the consequences, and no doubt will continue to step in a few more. But everyday I get better at nursing the bruises, dusting myself off, and moving on. Life is an amazing teacher when you pay attention, and it can also be an amazing ride.” 

Annie Moscow lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she shares a house with her beautiful grand piano and original artwork by herself and wonderful artist friends, that come and go. 


2017: Fifth CD: “Passing Trains”  
2011: Fourth CD: “PHOENIX”  
2009: Third CD: “Live and Alive”  
2007: Song “They Don’t Scare Me” Disney/Hallmark top-selling audio Halloween card  
2007: Second CD: “Visible”2007: “You Had Me Bubblin” – wrote song performed in Universal film “Sagebrush Flats.  
2005: “Angels Angels Angels” Theme song for film and fundraising campaign of Arizona Humane Society.  
2001: “Wolves at My Door.” First album released as a solo artist.  
1997: “They Don’t Scare Me” – wrote song performed by MICKEY MOUSE on Walt Disney’s “Scary Songs” album  
1997: “Fly With Me” – song for Arizona Science Center Planetarium show  
1997: “For the Children” – song performed by SISTER SLEDGE in Gospel musical: “Brother Brother Stop”  
1997: “Chickens, Oranges & Other Funny Stuff” – co-wrote & co-produced music and collection of children telling jokes. Distributed by Rounder Kids.  
1995: “Land of the Diamond Sun” – Co-wrote (with Steve Gold) all songs on hit children’s album. Was featured children’s album on New York City Public Radio for the month of May, 1995, with airplay on over 300 radio stations and two major airlines. Distributed by Rounder Kids.  
1994: “True Love” – Song performed by SISTER SLEDGE on hit European album.  
1992: “All of My Love” wrote song performed by KATHY SLEDGE on EPIC RECORDS. Released as the second single from the album. Album went to #1 on Billboards’ Dance charts.  
1989 – Wrote song “Seesaw”, performed by DENISE LASALLE on MALACO RECORDS.  
1989 – Wrote song “Born to be Pretty” – used in film “Savage Harbor.”  
1986 – Song: “Tears In my Heart” – published by FAMOUS MUSIC and recorded in Japan by artist Hiromi Asai on Funhouse Records. Also performed by SARAH VAUGHN in her final New York appearance at THE BLUE NOTE.