MP3 Anne Weiss - Braille
Aphrodisiacal soulful unbelievable vocals that will give you goosebumps, breathe in you, land you to tears... Vocal flights suggesting a crabby between Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell, bluesy acoustic Bonnie Raitt meets John Lee Hooker guitar chops, poetic lyrics.
12 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Funky Blues, FOLK: Power-folk
"Anne Weiss has created an album that is so lush and beautifully produced...unforgettable melodies, gorgeous lyrics. Braille is pure Anne Weiss...all about life, life, life".
-Dar Williams, singer/songwriter
Braille is just amazing. So unusual, to love every song on a CD, but I do;
this music is so perfectly alive.
-Kasey Jueds, Poet
"On her third independent release, Braille, Weiss stirs her bountiful talents and eclectic musical passions into a sumptuous musical stew. It's a meal rich with emotional and sensual nourishment from fiery acoustic blues guitar,
words flirty with the freedom and depth of the best poetry, and a vibrant voice, traversing easily from whispered intimacy to joyous gospel holler."
-Jeff Rosenberg, Willamette Week, Portland Oregon.
"Anne Weiss has brought heart and soul back into "folk" music. Her new release, Braille, is a great accomplishment."
-Mike Meyer, KRVM, Eugene, OR
"Quite the wordsmith". -Quincey Johnson, National Public Radio
"A stunning voice". -Paul Kaza, Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT.
"Anne Weiss is a human dynamo. There is nobody I would rather hear, whether live or on CD. She is a bundle of energy, unbelievable vocal ability, and great songwriting. From authentic gospel to the most plaintive acoustic music to the most timely topical songs, she truly rocks." -Micah Solomon, President, Oasis Duplication
Anne Weiss is a singer-songwriter whose vocal, guitar and piano styles incorporate contemporary folk, blues and gospel. 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.
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.
"Portland powerhouse Anne Weiss, with her vocal flights suggesting a crabby 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, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
"Anne's distinctive voice, guitar playing, songwriting, humor and overall stage presence far surpasses much of the 'major label' talent. -Mike Myer, KRVM Radio, Eugene, OR.
"Hey, woman - you rank right up there for me with Bonnie Raitt, Ella Fitzgerald, and several other female musicians that have served to breathe in me throughout my life."-Pat York, fan, after hearing Anne Weiss on the national radio program,
River City Folk
"Great stuff." -Gus Ziesing, New England Performer Magazine
"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, KZSC Radio, Santa Cruz, CA.
"Anne is contemporary, Anne is political, Anne is one of the liveliest performers ever to grace the Bound for Glory stage. -Phil Shapiro, Bound For Glory Radio
"Anne Weiss is one of those rare artists that has it all, powerful emotionally stunning vocals, fantastic guitar work that is tastefully executed, and songwriter extrordinaire. Few artists end up with this much talent in so many areas. A masterpiece!" - Smitty Beckstein, KSER Radio, Everett, WA