Anne Weiss
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Anne Weiss

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


“Portland powerhouse Anne Weiss, with her vocal flights suggesting a cross between Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell, bluesy acoustic chops hinting that Bonnie Raitt could have been a frequent visitor to the house, & poetic lyrics that likewise transcend generic limitations, is like three singer-songwriters in one.” - Jeff Rosenberg


“A stunning voice”. - Paul Kaza


“Her voice is rich and powerful, and yet it can be quiet, soft and clear, too. A lot of passion and soul...her songwriting is what excites me the most, though. The way she can say so much with such beautiful simplicity is what makes these songs really stand out.” - Jeff Emery


Discography

Braille, 2003, NEW RELEASE!!!
**Featuring**
. Dar Williams, Vanida Gail, Andrea Pritchett,
. Kelly Jones, Donny Wright (backing vocals);

. Phil Wiggins and Dave Keller (harmonica);

. Donny Wright, Jofus, and Lou Reiger (acoustic
. and electric bass);

. Tim Ellis and Eric Eden (acoustic and
. electric guitar)

. Carlton Jackson, Bobby Torres, Steve Hoak,
. and Phil Carr (drums, percussion);

. Mel Kubik and Gavin Bondy (sax and trumpet-
. the salsa section!);

. Alex Walker (accordian); Jonas Tauber (cello);
. and Raji Malik(sarod).

Crossing the Border, 1998

Tomorrow's Gate, 1994

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Bio

Her first CD, Tomorrow’s Gate, was praised as “one of the finest new albums” (Jeff Emery, KZSC Radio). Her second release, Crossing the Border, has been called “brilliant.” (Mike Myer, KRVM Radio). Anne’s poetry book, Making Paper From Leaves (2002) has been receiving national acclaim and she has a third album just out, titled Braille, which is already being recieved as her best work yet.

Anne has shared stages with Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, Dan Fogelberg, Richie Havens, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Patti Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, Guy Davis, Ellis Paul, Jonatha Brooke, John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Sapphire- the Uppity Blues Women, Sonia, Pierce Pettis, and Guardabarranco. She appears on recordings with Shawn Colvin, Geoff Bartley, Jim Infantino, Patti Larkin, and is featured on several music compilations. Anne also arranges music for and directs a capella choirs nationally, using multicultural music. On tour and at festivals, she offers singing, songwriting, and guitar workshops.

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