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Monday, July 18, 2016

Anni Piper Summer '16 "More Guitars Than Friends" Tour Kicks Off at Darwin's

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." Itinerary below. More at


Performing Locally: Tuesday, July 26 - DARWIN'S BURGERS AND BLUES

    (Marietta, GA) - Anni Piper kicks off her "More Guitars Than Friends" Summer 2016 U.S. Tour with a performance at renowned Marietta venue Darwin's Burgers & Blues, 1598 Rosewell Rd., on Tuesday, July 26. Showtime: 8:00 pm. All ages. Tickets $7. Info: (470) 399-5060 or Complete Tour Itinerary below. 

    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."                     BLUES BLAST

"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."
                                                    MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE

"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)."          NATIONAL BLUES REVUE

"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."                           BLUES BYTES

  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


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