Anne-Marie Sanderson

Singer / Songwriter

                                                               photo: Keri Friedman - Portland, OR

                                                               photo: Keri Friedman - Portland, OR

Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, recently returned to the UK after five years in America, where she released two EPs and toured up and down the west coast.  Her most recent EP, Shadows & Sparks (2015), explores twin-opposite themes of light-dark, mystery-certainty, love-loss, with songs arranged for a luscious chamber-folk ensemble comprised of Sanderson on guitar and vocals, Mirabai Peart (Joanna Newsom) on violin, Anna Fritz (Portland Cello Project) on cello.

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.

 

Selected press:

"Anne-Marie Sanderson makes songs that ripple, peacefully, like circles in the water—full of gradual but unstoppable outward motion... delicate, but by no means flimsy, folk." - Ned Lannaman, The Portland Mercury

"...like a more symphonic Laura Veirs [...] Sumptuous." - Higher Plain Music

"...confessional, literary folk... delicate and powerful at once..." - The Modern Folk Music of America

"...soulful, sensitive, accomplished and engaging; you can feel her heart in her songs as well as witness how well crafted they are." - Heidi Glynn-Finnegan, Sing for your Supper