Anni Rossi

Anni Rossi

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Anni Rossi meticulously crafts her songs with a mindful awareness of good timing; boisterously foot stamping, hand tapping and tongue clicking her way through energetic viola concertos and minimal guitar solos until audiences are rendered dumbstruck.

Biography

Anni Rossi meticulously crafts her songs with a mindful awareness of good timing; boisterously foot stamping, hand tapping and tongue clicking her way through energetic viola concertos and minimal guitar solos until audiences are rendered dumbstruck.

As a child in the snowy town of Scandia , Minnesota , Rossi's grandmother—a church organist— inspired her granddaughter to study the violin and piano. After 15 years of classical violin training, Anni traded in her violin for a viola and began her departure for the less traditional world of discordant viola-led progressions. At the age of 21 she finds herself sharing bills with noise acts, pop, folk and experimental artists such as Carla Bozulich, Fourtet, Gowns, Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton, and Animal Collective. She released her debut album, " Scandia " in summer of 2005 with Folktale Records. Her next album, Afton , is due in October 2007, on UK label Blank Tapes.