Wine & Poetry
Anne Harris is continuing to make quite a name for herself in Chicago's vibrant indie music scene with a growing body of loyal fans who are drawn to her passionate and captivating performances and evocative songs. She could rightly be termed a singer-songwriter, but if that title elicits images of strumming a guitar in front of a microphone, better think again. An energetic, charismatic performer and engaging vocalist, Anne complements her inventive fiddle playing with turns on mandolin and djembe drum, offering enticing glimpses of her varied musical influences which range from folk-rock to Celtic to Afrobeat and beyond. In creating her unique sound Anne has, according to Richard Milne of WXRT, 'achieved what most artists strive for for an entire career...a personal vision.' Her sonic signature is unexpected yet broadly appealing, with soaring vocals and an earthy, organic vibe floating atop a groove of globally influenced percussion. Such broad appeal has enabled Anne and her band to share the stage with a diverse list of world-renowned artists, including Blues Traveler, Angelique Kidjo, The Psychedelic Furs, The Prolcaimers, Terrance Simien, John Waite, and the Black Eyed Peas, while simultaneously attracting a fan base whose demographic is equally as eclectic and varied. Combined with her fluid ability to adapt her performance from intimate cafes to large concert stages, Anne is an artist capable of enchanting just about any audience and leaving them wanting more.