Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, based in Portland, Oregon. Her new EP, Shadows & Sparks, explores themes of light and dark, mystery and certainty, love and loss. The songs are arranged for a chamber-folk ensemble with Sanderson on guitar and vocals, Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom) on violin, Anna Fritz (Portland Cello Project), and regular live band member and partner Erin Stephens on percussion.
Her 2013 EP, Eloquence, received glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining recognition in equal measure for her well-crafted songs, inventive guitar techniques, and her enchanting vocal stylings. Following in the tradition of timeless singer-songwriters, her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, but fans and critics alike recognize that Anne-Marie Sanderson is all her own.
2. Lilac Time (4:20)
3. The Outside of Town (3:41)
4. It May Not Always Be (5:39)
releases 03 February 2015
Anne-Marie Sanderson - vocals & guitar
Mirabai Peart - violin
Anna Fritz - cello
Erin Stephens - percussion
All songs written and arranged by Anne-Marie Sanderson
Recorded and mixed by Josh Powell at The Map Room in Portland, OR
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
Photography by Keri Friedman
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