Anni Piper is getting ready to play some red-hot blues on tour this summer, in support of her latest album release, “More Guitars Than Friends” featuring her award-winning song “Wonder Woman.”
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BLUES GAL ANNI PIPER SUMMER’MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS’ TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 26 AT DARWIN’S IN MARIETTA, GA
FEATURING HER AWARD-WINNING SONG, ‘WONDER WOMAN’
Anni Piper kicks off her “More Guitars Than Friends” Summer 2016 U.S. Tour with a performance at at renowned Marietta venue Darwin’s Burgers & Blues, 1598 Rosewell Rd., on Tuesday, July 26
Showtime is 8:00 pm. For an All-Ages show, Tickets $7.00, Info: (470) 399-5060 or on the web at http://darwinsburgers.com
The colorful bassist-vocalist who fronts the Anni Piper Band released More Guitars Than Friends to critical acclaim and worldwide airplay this past February. The album features the hit single “Wonder Woman,” nominated for awards in both the U.S. and her country of origin, Australia, from which she moved approximately two years ago. Recently married, Piper now calls Cocoa, FL her home.
Some Recent Reviews of “More Guitars Than Friends”
“An entertaining album with some fine comic songs, a good vocalist, and solid musicianship.”
“A strong addition to Anni Piper’s catalog. Though a departure from her more popular Texas Blues, and swing music that her fans have come to expect, it is a good record that stands up well to repeated listening. Piper’s ability to write songs in genres other than the blues has grown with each new release, as has the emotional maturity of her singing.”
“The sultry bass-playing blues-woman from Down Under offers a wry line in her lyrical story-telling. Piper’s voice provides a smooth and soulful feel, mixed up with a coquettish twinkle in “I’m Lost Without You.” She gives a raucous earthy feel to “Paper Bag,” which demonstrates her vocal dexterity, and has a great saxophone solo from Charlie De Chant (Hall & Oates band).”
“More Guitars Than Friends puts Piper’s considerable musical talents and smart songwriting on full display….a captivating mix of blues, rock and soul that features her deep and sultry vocals and her formidable skills on the bass guitar.”
The ten-song disc, the first to be released on Piper’s own Sugar Daddy Records imprint, is a lively potpourri of sounds. “All the original songs on the album were written since I moved to the US about a year ago”, states Piper. More Guitars Than Friends was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Solar Studio (using exclusively solar power) in Orlando, FL.
Anni Piper – often referred to as “Australia’s First Lady of the Blues” – blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. Anni first started playing electric guitar at age twelve, but switched to bass two years later. In 2004 Piper released Jailbait, which earned her “Best New Talent”at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards. Subsequent album releases include 2007’s Texas Hold ‘Em, 2009’s Two’s Company (which reached #1 on the Australian Roots music chart and #21 on the Living Blues chart), 2010’s Chasin’ Tail (released by Blues Leaf Records), and 2013’s Split Second, a duet effort with Nicole Hart.
“More Guitars Than Friends” – Summer 2016 Tour Itinerary
July 26 (Tues.) DARWIN’S BURGERS & BLUES Marietta, GA
July 27 (Wed.) PRESERVATION PUB Knoxville, TN
July 28 (Thur.) BRACKIN’S Maryville, TN
July 30 (Sat.) THE RED WOLF Birmingham, AL
July 31 (Sun.) UNDERBURG HOUSE CONCERT Cape Girardeau MO
Aug. 1 (Mon.) THE ALAMO Springfield, IL
Aug. 2 (Tues.) HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, IL
Aug. 3 (Wed.) WALNUT ST. WINERY Rochester, IL
Aug. 4 (Thur.) POTTER’S MILL Bellevue, IA
Aug. 5 (Fri.) BREEZER’S PUB Dubuque, IA
Aug. 6 (Sat.) BLUE RIBBON BLUES FESTIVAL Fairfield, IA
Aug. 7 (Sun.) CLUB TAVERN Quincy, IL
Aug. 13 (Sat.) BEACH SHACK Cocoa Beach, FL
Aug. 21 (Sun.) LOU’S BLUES Indialantic, FL
Sept. 22 (Thur.) DOUBLE DOOR INN Charlotte, NC
Sept. 24 (Sat.) BIG BUGG’S ISLAND BLUES BASH Clarksville, VA
Oct. 1 (Sat.) ELLINGTON PRESENTS Lynchburg, VA