Anne Weiss and Woody Moran with Julio Appling on bass.
Anne Weiss is a vocalizing treasure. Shes a songwriter, blues belter, folk singer, gospel wailer, multi-instrumentalist, with an enormous, soulful voice...an unusual cross between Janice Joplin and Joni Mitchell, with some Aretha thrown in for good measure. --Portland S.E. Examiner
In a city like Portland that is filled with outstanding musicians of numerous genres, Anne Weiss stands tall when it comes to talent and songwriting. Her original blues are a standout. A tremendous vocalist, she is also a multi-instrumentalist who may take on a song behind a guitar, blues ukulele or piano at any given moment. And she is more than exceptional at all.-- Cascade Blues Association
Anne Weiss is a blues, folk, and roots music singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist with five albums to her credit. She studied classical piano, joined a street gang, became a mountaineer, developed a guitar obsession, worked as a political organizer, learned to salsa dance, became addicted to delta blues, sang with a 100 voice gospel choir, and yes, you will hear it all in her music.
Combining soulful blues, acoustic funk, contemporary folk, gospel music, and smatterings of classical phrasing and Latin rhythms, Anne is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence. Anne adds funk(!) ukulele and emotive piano work to many of her performances. She is a standout songwriter who has been covered by many artists.
Annes first recording work was with Shawn Colvin and Dar Williams. It wasnt long before she was opening concerts for Richie Havens and Chris Smither. Three decades later, Anne has performed with everyone from Ani DiFranco to Taj Mahal. She tours internationally and is featured at blues, folk, world music festivals, and teaches, performs, and produces music in at her home base, Portland Oregon.
Anne is an engaging, funny, spontaneous performer, with an obvious joie de vivre and love of walking out on new musical and cultural edges. More about her musical adventures can be found at www.anneweiss.com
Acoustic Music That Grooves
Oregon-based folk-rocker Woody Moran is a singer/songwriter with a truly unique sound. Woody weaves excellent guitar skills with breezy, laid back vocals. His lyrics tell captivating stories and hes got a knack for catchy melodies. Music Connection Magazines glowing review of his latest recording, Sitting In Aztec Chairs commented, Morans a relaxed, genial artist whose music conjures a kinder, gentler, friendlier world, one we can all experience, at least for a short while."
Double bassist & educator Julio Appling lives in Vancouver, WA. He previously served as the primary bassist for Portland-based jamgrass group The Student Loan as well as fusion group Trio Flux. Julio earned his B.A. in Music (Bass Performance) from the University of Redlands and an M.M. in Musicology from Bowling Green State University. As an educator Julio has served as an instructor of both music and technology courses at BGSU Firelands, Tiffin University, and Clark College.
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