ARMATHWAITE: Solo Private gig
March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
annA will play this private gig as part of her Spring Tour which runs from early March to early April.
It might turn out to be a private party gig but it’s on here in case anyone is interested in coming.
Also – as annA could be in the area the preceding day, perhaps someone would like their own house concert on the 3rd March? Contact annA to enquire. Or ask on annA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/annA.dowdeN/
A house concert works by people coming to someone’s house and the artist gets paid in donations from the audience. It is usually very nice and friendly and fun. Also intimate.
AUDIENCE QUOTE: Where have you been all our lives! We enjoyed the show so much! Your songs are so original, personal, yet for everyone.
annA rydeR is a musical dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that, although based in folk, spans an array of genres. Her songs are simultaneously thought-provoking, poignant and humorous.
She is a multi-instrumentalist playing, amongst others, piano, guitars, accordion, banjo, trumpet and is a performer who according to the audience ‘paints great songs’ and who say ‘puts the soul of the people into her music’.
annA is a musician’s musician who has played with and for many different artists including Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan (All about Eve).
‘Bring Me Back My Feathers’, included in the Fairport set for several years, is annA’s song. They have also performed and recorded her songs ‘Sailing Boat’ and ‘The Crowd’.
annA has made several albums, including Paper Girl, Pockets On Fire and The Art Of Making Faces, of original ‘songs that demonstrate a rare originality’ (MOJO) which often feature such musicians as Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Rabbit Bundrick (The Who keyboards), Simon Nicol and Clive Bunker.
A cartoonist as well, annA was specially commissioned to make the sleeve cover cartoons on Fairport’s album ‘What We Did On Our Saturday’.
2017 saw annA get together with talented singers and musicians Sally Barker and Marion Fleetwood to create IOTA.
This trio combine to make original songs which are poignant, quirky, thought-provoking and humorous with sublime harmonies and top class musicianship – described by Julie Matthews as “Three brilliant musicians, singers and writers exuding an infectious joy of music. A force to be reckoned with.”
“A multi-talented ball of energy” Julianne Regan [ALL ABOUT EVE]