Hat Check Girl is the collaboration between two seasoned performers; Annie Gallup and Peter Gallway. Two Sides to Every Story, their sixth release as a duo, is a collection of ten songs, written in pairs, collected in five chapters, with interludes and an epilogue. Peter and Annie share vocals and instrumentation, and are joined by Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel, Indigo Girls, Elvis Costello), on drums and percussion.
Peter Gallway emerged from the Greenwich Village scene of the 60’s and had released three albums on Warner/Reprise by the time he was twenty-five. He subsequently put out over a dozen more recordings on various independent labels. As a producer he’s been involved in more than fifty albums including the Grammy-nominated Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the ‘60s (Chrissie Hynde, Jonatha Brooke), and Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro (Suzanne Vega, Jane Siberry).
Annie Gallup is the winner of numerous songwriting awards, including Kerrville New Folk. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, immersed in the arts. By the time she recorded her first album in 1994, she had internalized a songwriting style all her own that evolved from her fascination with country blues, her love of words, and a dancer’s sense of rhythm. Her eleventh solo recording is scheduled for release in the spring of 2017.