Anna Haas + The Effect

Anna Haas + The Effect

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Named The Deli Mag Reader's Best Emerging Nashville Artist of 2012, Anna Haas is demanding attention for the release of her debut record Crazy Is. Critics are saying that "her voice is saturated with so much soul her music leaves one wonderstruck" and that "she has everything it takes to be a star."

Biography

With red-hot moxie to match her crimson tresses, Anna Haas is the exemplar triple threat whose dramatic appeal scintillates on her records and especially through her live performances. Her brand new EP, PASSION/POISON was recorded in Shreveport, Louisiana at Blade Studios with world renowned producer and drummer, Brady Blade (Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jewel, Buddy Miller) and Grammy nominated engineer Chris Bell (Erykah Badu, Destiny’s Child , U2, The Eagles). Haas moves into new territory, melding organic and electronic sounds with her signature powerhouse voice. Her sound is dynamic, with intelligent lyrics that resonate through expressive vocals and complex arrangements. Haas has reached a level of vocal and musical maturity with this sophomore release that is hard pressed to find among the up-and-coming. From orchestral to pop to blues and heart wrenching ballads, Haas’ influences span decades and genres, creating threads that tie together to make her an artist you won’t be able to forget.

When not in the studio, Haas has been taking the world by storm, touring regularly and obtaining a loyal following across the country; Her roots in both Nashville and New York are apparent in her eclectic style, “A Thousand Lifetimes” and “Eyes Open” with a Nashville influence, and tracks like “Woman of the Wild” and “Game Over” resounding of New York. Anna's full band live show, complete with horns and fiddle, is nothing short of mesmerizing, drenched with intensity and soul. She leads her band with grace and authority, commanding the stage like Janis Joplin or Freddie Mercury, using her voice, her eyes and her body to tell her stories. Simply put, she puts on a show. No Country for New Nashville says, “Anna’s powerful onstage presence and vocal prowess is undeniable, her energy is contagious."

Haas was winner of the Deli Magazine’s 2012 Best Emerging Artist of Nashville Year End Reader’s Poll; she sizzled with the release of her debut album, Crazy Is, which critics called “remarkable,” and “timeless and fascinating;” and is gearing up for the release of PASSION/POISON in Spring 2015, along with two accompanying music videos.

This flaming redhead has left the ground running, turning heads and melting hearts, and doesn’t seem to have any intention of slowing down.

Lyrics

Marilyn

Written By: Anna Haas

I’d rather erase that look on your face
When you asked if you could stick around
I’d rather believe the next time we meet
That you’re not the kind
who needs your feet on the ground

I’d rather not see a smudge
I’d rather not see your guard come falling down
Wouldn’t it be so much more fun if we just
Jumped from romp to romp around?

You are bound for greatness.
And I’m not willing to be the one who restrains it

So go join Marilyn, face frozen in time
She was bound to stay perfect the minute she died
How beautiful
Damn, so beautiful
Well, I’ll keep this picture to help me remember
I laid with a legend that night

You want me to say I love you
Well I cannot say I love you
You want me to hold your hair there in my hands
Well all these things that you want done
They’re not the things of a world above
They’re not the things of a world in your command

Oh, you are bound to make shadows at your feet
I don’t want to stand in them
I don’t think I have the strength

So go join Janis, voice frozen in time
She was bound to stay perfect the minute she died
How beautiful
Damn, so beautiful
Well, I’ll keep this picture to help me remember
I laid with a legend that night

You can sing me to sleep
You can sing me to sleep
But when I wake
I’d rather just be left with the taste

So go join Marilyn, face frozen in time
She was bound to stay perfect the minute she died
How beautiful.
Damn, so beautiful
You want me to love you
The whole world’s gonna love you
The minute you die

Discography

PASSION/POISON EP (5/31/2015)
Crazy Is - LP (5/15/2012)
Damn Right - Single 

Set List

Up in the Air
Game Over
Woman of the Wild
Only Me
Eyes Open
A Thousand Lifetimes
Here I Go Again
Damn Right
Song of a Suffering Child
Maypole
Marilyn
The Real New York
Find Your Home
Lilla
Crazy Is
The Lightning and The Clock
Train Song