Annie Mack / The Salt Vine (R&B/Blues) $10
Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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“Annie Mack is a real find. Her songs are testimony to the power of music and how it can change lives.”
-Colorado Blues Society
“In a blues world overrun with bad-mama posturing on one hand and hoochie-mama silliness on the other, it’s refreshing to hear a lyricist with deeper ideas on her mind.”
– David Whiteis/ Living Blues Magazine
“I am a student of my environment,” Annie Mack’s reply to the question of songwriting inspiration is blunt and honest, exactly like the woman herself. “I am a student of my immediate surroundings, my work surroundings, my Church surroundings. When I write a song, I ask myself, ‘Do I feel something? Is my idea powerful enough for me to cry or laugh, or force me to think?'”
Annie is branded as a blues singer, but she is so far out of the realm of standard blues that she not only defies the category but has created a whole, new identity for herself and her music. Her first record, Baptized in the Blues, rings with roots tinged gospel tunes and retro Motown soul, then shuffles easily to a classic country beat complete with the lonesome drone of a pedal steel. Annie’s voice is unique, bold and charismatic; never sharp or shrill. She is a natural born singer, true to her own style and dedicated to the ideals that music is a prime communicator and healer.
Twin Cities IndieFolk and Jazz duo, The Salt Vine, is Jen Bluhm of Minneapolis, and Charles Jolly of Saint Paul. When Jen’s iridescent vocals and quaint, rhythmic ukulele are paired with Charles’ finessed and innovative electric guitar lines, The Salt Vine delivers a unique sound that is simultaneously nostalgic and experimental. The duo has been developing their genre-bending style and playing at venues across the metro for about two years and are currently recording their first album at Side Town Studios in Minneapolis.