Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson brings her new EP, “Book Songs Vol. 1” to Scotland’s National Book Town
An evening with Anne-Marie Sanderson
Friday 20th April, 7.30 pm
The Old Bank Book Shop
7 S Main St, Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9EH
Entry by donation – suggested £5
Anne-Marie Sanderson’s voice is evocative of birds in flight – soaring, gliding, swooping – and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie’s distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and an attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation.
With two EPs already released into the wild, Anne-Marie’s “Book Songs Vol. 1” EP, a collection of songs inspired by books, was released on 6th April 2018. Entirely self-recorded, the EP features Anne-Marie’s ethereal vocals and accomplished guitar playing, layered with woodwinds, strings and percussion. The songs are stylistically varied, ranging from the haunting folk-noir of Holloway and Haweswater, to the quirky acoustic pop of Sweet Tooth.
Recent performing highlights include being selected to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and opening the Acoustic Stage at Manchester Pride 2017. Much of 2018 will be spent touring the UK and Europe in support of her new EP, with venues including bookshops and libraries, as well as the usual singer-songwriter haunts and folk clubs. After a decade spent living all over the map, Anne-Marie has recently returned to her native Cumbria, where she now lives in Kendal.