Anne Louise Genest 14


V9P 1B6 CA   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Hazel Dickens, Ola Belle Reed, Carter Family, Gillian Welch, Grateful Dead, Roger Miller, death and destruction, life and renewal.

"Combining a deft melodic temperament with skill and verve on banjo and guitar, songwriter and performer Annie Lou shines a keen eye and a warm heart on our lives and times, mapping a lively path through moments in which we can laugh, cry, and connect. A childhood in the heart of downtown Toronto didn’t stop this city gal from finding her country voice - her ballads, tunes, and songs are painted with a palette of oldtime folk and bluegrass, and her vocal warmth is evocative of the sweet plaintive tones of the McGarrigles blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens. Onstage she invites you in with grace and humour, delivering a compelling and poignant performance filled with pluck, groove, and tenderness.

A multiple nominee for CFMA, WCMA, and Juno awards, Annie Lou is also a fine caller of southern style square dances and has led square dances at festivals, music camps, weddings, and community events across the country."

I had such a great time fully immersing myself in FAWM last year! I have a very busy February this year so not sure how much I will be able to do, but looking forward to doing my best, and of course hearing all the great music out there.

I record my songs with my smart phone at my desk - recording quality is not a high priority for me; it's all about the writing and just getting it out.

Pronouns: she/her


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  • @plainspoke Feb 14

    I'm glad to have been your random song.

  • @dani312  Feb 13

    Also- thanks for the suggestion of switching the verses. It’s a good suggestion!

  • @dani312  Feb 13

    Also- thanks for the suggestion of switching the verses. It’s a good suggestion!

  • @dani312  Feb 13

    Hey! Thanks for listening to Coming Home and for your feedback!! Much appreciated and always awesome to find banjo players on here! 😀

  • @tan482 Feb 12

    Thanks for stopping by to listen and for your thoughtful comments! Hope you're having a productive FAWM!

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 2020

    Good call Eno was involved in the recording of Security..

  • @pipewrench67  Feb 2020

    It was supposed to take you birds with wheels
    I think this is a better link

  • @kimbeggs  Feb 2020

    yeeha sister! xo

  • @babs77 Feb 2020

    Hallooooooo! I am here too. Also v busy Feb. but going to try and get something done. Send us a tune! xo

  • @natalieedelson  Feb 2020

    Aloooooooo! I’m here - are you here ? Xoxox