MP3 Anne-Marie Akin - Still Dancing
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10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, COUNTRY: Country Folk
Still Dancing Songs
ABOUT THE ALBUM:
From the cheerful impulsive breakup song "Obvious" to the rootsy plaintive strains of "Mama Myrtle", this CD debut from singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Akin fearlessly explores home and family, the mysteries of birth and death and the volatility of sleep with
Each song is a gem. Akin's remarkable voice moves effortlessly from melodic pop-rock to folk ballads to alternative country, reflecting the sounds of both her Memphis roots and her Chicago home.
Produced by Julie Frost and mixed by Danny Shaffer, STILL DANCING features many noted Chicago musicians including Eric Rimscheider(Smashing Pumpkins), Zack Cantor(Frisbie), Peter Lerner, Jackie Shimmel, Steve Doyle, Mitch Straeffer, Colby Maddox, Henry Janssen, Larry Brown, and Laura Doherty.
Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Akin was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where she learned the value of a good story from her Momma. Combining Southern roots with a Chicago sensibility, her music is an exciting blend of country, folk, and rock.
Anne-Marie has played to sold-out crowds at the nationally acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music and had hundreds up and dancing at Chicago area festivals. In July 2002, the Anne-Marie Akin Band was featured on the Main Stage at the prestigious Chicago Folk and Roots Fest. She has opened for folk icons Holly Near, Lucy Kaplansky and Bill Quateman, and appears regularly with her band at Chicago music clubs. An accomplished guitar player, Anne-Marie can also frequently be heard in solo settings. Her extensive stage experience as a professional actress makes her live show dynamic and entertaining.
Anne-Marie's music has been played in Chicago on both college and commercial radio, including 93.1 WXRT. Her performances have also aired on Channel 11 WTTW, Chicago Arts Channel 49, Skokie Library Cable, and Channel 9 WGN.
In addition to performing, Anne-Marie is a freelance composer specializing in community-based work. For several years she served as resident songwriter for the Scrapmettle SOUL oral history theatre project in Uptown/Edgewater. Anne- Marie leads the Honky Tonk Angels Ensemble at the nationally recognized Old Town School of Folk Music, and she has pioneered a successful early childhood music program for children of low income families on Chicago's West Side. Fans of children's music will know her as the milkshake lady from the award-winning "Songs for Wiggleworms."
Her work has been described by reviewers as "so inspiring", full of "bursts of wisdom and joy" (Nightlines) and "Some of the finest entertainment in the musical world." (Downeast Record and CD Review).
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