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Showing posts with label More Guitars Than Friends. Show all posts
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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 annipiper.com.


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'


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 http://darwinsburgers.com/. 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



                 







Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Little Bar Welcomes Big (Blues) Talent, Ms. Anni Piper













ANNI PIPER DEBUTS SONGS FROM NEW ALBUM,
'MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS'


Performs Locally: LITTLE BAR RESTAURANT - Saturday, March 19









  (Goodland, FL)  - Award-winning Blues bassist-vocalist Anni Piper debuts songs from her new album, More Guitars Than Friends, with a concert locally at Little Bar Restaurant, 205 Harbor Place, Saturday, March 19. 8:00 pm. Free. Info: (239) 394-5663 or http://www.LittleBarRestaurant.com/.


  The ten-song disc, the first 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 the Australian expatriate now residing in Cocoa, Florida. More Guitars Than Friends was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Solar Studio (using exclusively solar power) in Orlando, FL. 

                  
               "MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS": MEDIA QUOTES    


"The appeal of Piper’s music is not hard to find. Her voice has a quality and attitude about it that exudes fun, something that overflows on album spotlight track “Paper Bag.”      AXS.COM


"More Guitars Than Friends from Anni Piper may be her best effort to date. Piper shows once again that she has the pipes for the lead vocalist".                                            BMANS BLUES REPORT    


"Piper is a good songwriter...sensual vocals are combined with Dave Kury’s rockin guitar. Anni Piper is difficult to categorize but one thing is clear: She's a great entertainer."         MAKING A SCENE 


"This collection of tracks features tongue in cheek lyrics, a couple heartfelt blues tracks, and some cool rock-a-billy. “Just A Little Bit” is another lyrical masterpiece that demonstrates how well Piper can take her music seriously without forgetting to add a little fun to music."
                                                           100 PER CENT ROCK


  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.   








       







Monday, March 7, 2016

Sugar Daddy Records artist- Anni Piper - More Guitars Than Friends - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, More Guitars Than Friendsfrom Anni Piper and I think that it may be her best effort to date. Opening with Wonder Woman, a early boogie style rocker, Piper hits a real nice bass solo and Dave Kury rips a nice one of his own, joined by Frank Hetzler on drums making for an interesting start. On Big Mama's, Just A Little Bit, Piper sets a great bass line and with solid vocals gives Kury room to rip again and he shows that he's not bashful. Very nice! Buckle Bunny is a cool Boogie Woogie with a super bass line and one of Piper's best vocal tracks. Mike Franklin adds some real nice keyboard work on this track giving it a sweet kick in the pants and again Kury digs in for a super solo of his own. Very cool! On title track, More Guitars Than Friends, Piper brings the pace down low and her vocals are rich. With the general feel of St James Infirmary, this is a real nice track with well phrased guitar lines, sax by Charlie de Chant and shimmery rhythm. The horns lead the way on Paper Bag with de Chant on sax and Sam Zambito on trumpet giving the track an overall R&B feel. A solid radio style track with a rockin bottom, this track could easily see a bit of radio play. Cold Pizza and Warm Beer has a funky feel on what I'd call a basic country number. I think it has a real possibility for radio play specifically due to clever lyrics, a catchy rhythm and grinding guitar work. Cool! Latin flavored, Shotgun Wedding is really spiced up on percussion by Hetzler and Piper's vocals are really nice. With an island overall feel this track may be one of the stars. I also really like Piper's bass solo on this one. Very cool! I'm Lost Without You also has a Latin feel but instead of island it's more "Santana" like. A rock bridge during the track gives it a kick but I really like Piper's vocals on this track and Kury's guitar solo is a clean interpretation of the genre. Very nice! Eugene is a real rocker in the vein of Berry or Richard ... think Lucille. A real rocker with a real nice solo by Franklin, a rocking bass line by Piper and solid guitar work by Kury, this track rocks. Wrapping the release is Blackberry Brandy, a western style ballad with an interesting bass line. Piper shows once again that she has the pipes for the lead vocalist and nice key work by Franklin is nicely showcased. Kury keeps his guitar work contained but in sticking with the style of the track, gives it an authentic feel. Cool closer for a cool release.

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