"Portland powerhouse Anne Weiss, with her vocal flights suggesting
a cross between Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell, bluesy acoustic chops
hinting that Bonnie Raitt could have been a frequent visitor to the house,
& poetic lyrics that likewise transcend generic limitations, is like three singer-songwriters in one."
-Jeff Rosenberg, Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
"Anne Weiss has created an album so lush and beautifully produced...unforgettable melodies, georgeous lyrics. Braille is pure Anne Weiss- all about life, life, life."
Anne Weiss is a singer-songwriter whose vocal, guitar and piano styles incorporate contemporary folk, blues and gospel. Her first CD, Tomorrow's Gate , was praised as "one of the finest new albums" (Jeff Emery, KZSC Radio). Her second release, Crossing the Border, has been called "brilliant." (Mike Meyer, KRVM Radio). Anne's poetry book, Making Paper From Leaves (2002) has been receiving national acclaim and her third album, Braille, was just released in February 2003 and is receiving rave reviews.
Anne has shared stages with Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, Dan Fogelberg, Richie Havens, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Patti Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, Guy Davis, Ellis Paul, Jonatha Brooke, John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, Sapphire- the Uppity Blues Women, Sonia, Pierce Pettis, Guardabarranco, and many others. She appears on recordings with Shawn Colvin, Geoff Bartley, Jim Infantino, Patti Larkin, and is featured on several music compilations. Anne also arranges music for and directs a capella choirs nationally, using multicultural music. On tour and at festivals, she offers singing, songwriting, and guitar workshops.
"Anne is contemporary, Anne is political, Anne is one of the liveliest performers ever to grace the Bound for Glory stage."
-Phil Shapiro, Bound For Glory Live Performance Radio
"A little genius!! A great talent!!"
-Ray Pieters "Somewhere Between", Belgium Radio
"Hey, woman - you rank right up there for me with Bonnie Raitt, Ella Fitzgerald, and several other female musicians that have served to inspire me throughout my life."
-Pat York, fan, after hearing Anne Weiss on the national radio program, River City Folk
"Anne’s distinctive voice, guitar playing, songwriting, humor and overall stage presence far surpasses much of the ‘major label’ talent".
-Mike Meyer, KRVM Radio, Eugene, OR.
"ANNE WEISS-, pure poetry, pure voice, bluesfunksoulfolk guitar goddess."
-Jeff Rosenberg, KBOO radio, Willamette Weekly, Portland, OR
"Quite the wordsmith."
--- Quincey Johnson
"A stunning voice."
"Anne's been an inspiration to me ever since we met. She's funny, she’s insightful, and the power of her performances brings people together in the best way.
-- Dar Williams, singer/songwriter
"Anne Weiss is a human dynamo. There is nobody I would rather hear, whether live or on CD. She is a tiny bundle of energy, incredible vocal ability, and great songwriting. From AUTHENTIC gospel to the most plaintive, quiet acoustic music to the most timely topical songs, she truly rocks."
---Micah Solomon, President
"Hearing Anne Weiss sing is like listening to a gospel choir rolled into one Voice. honest, soulful, and deeply moving..'
---Jaime Morton, singer/songwriter
"Anne's distinctive voice, guitar playing, songwriting, humor and overall stage presence far surpasses much of the 'major label' talent of the 90's. Her new album, Crossing the Border, is a brilliant CD. I love the variety, arrangement, writing, singing, backup, and production. It just could not be better!".
---Mike Myer, Concert Producer
"Her voice is rich and powerful, with the ability to really belt it out, and yet it can be quiet, soft and clear, too. A lot of passion and soul...her songwriting is what excites me the most, though. The way she can say so much with such beautiful simplicity is what makes these songs really stand out."
"One of the freshest, most versatile voices I've heard...she ranges from folk to pop to swing to blues, all with a self-assured ease."
---Steve Bornstein (Top 10 picks 1997)
"Powerfully crafted songs...Whether moving our hearts or making us move our feet, she delivers a unique experience that compels us to return again and again for another listen."
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"Crossing the Border is one wonderful, rich, and incisive piece of work!- BEAUtifully performed!"