Anne Carol

Anne Carol

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...elemental enchantment with a rock edge...weaving song and spoken word to earthen rhythms. From activist outcries to evocative melodies, Anne Carol's music invokes courage and is a well of renewal.

Biography

Anne Carol who calls her music "elemental enchantment with a rock edge" comes from the lineage of Patti Smith, weaving song and spoken word in rock shaman-like performances.

"... melodious spoken word with flawlessly sung vocals...enticing layers of sound..." Tea Party Magazine

"...beautiful and poignant...with its delicately plucked guitar work...the right music at the right time..." Glen Starkey- New Times San Luis Obispo

Anne, who makes her home in Sebastopol, CA studied Women's Spirituality along with songwriting, vocal arts and experimental performance in San Francisco. Anne's music and multi-media productions invoke the unique powers of the expressive arts to alter and raise the consciousness of both participants and spectators. Anne's voice, words and music whether sung in a listening room, spoken at a street performance or woven into a ritual create a bridge for the listener into the tender heart of her subject matter.
The vision of her music is one of reawakening the intrinsic link humans share with Nature and with one another through evocative music. From activist outcries to seductive melodies, her music invokes courage and is a well of renewal.

Anne is currently collaborating on a CD with renowned Lesbian-Feminist poet Judy Grahn. Anne has performed her music at the San Francisco Earth Charter Summit, as well as various peace concerts and rallies in the Bay Area. She tours nationally and works with artists from around the world.

Some Anne's past projects include the multi-media performance Chasing Polaris, the ritualistic musical production Songs for Sagrada, and being a co-founder/ director of the Evergreen State College showcase of women artists Visionary Voices.

Lyrics

The Water Breaks

Written By: Anne Carol Mitchell

The water breaks,
The tide goes,
It’s time for living.
The water breaks,
The tide goes,
It’s time to begin.
It’s time to learn again,
It’s time.
It’s time to breathe in,
It’s time.

This may be the greatest moment you’ve ever known.
The world awaits your newborn cry.
You are not alone.

The water breaks,
The tide goes,
It’s time to try again.
The water breaks,
The tide goes,
It’s time to believe.
It’s time to play the game,
It’s time.
It’s time to speak your name,
It’s time.

This may be the greatest moment you’ve ever known.
The world awaits your open eyes.
To know it’s not alone.

Discography

2005- One Star Night
1999- Silhouettes
Spring 2007- CD Demo
with poet Judy Grahn

Set List

Two 45 minute sets
95% original music with a few covers