Anne-Marie Sanderson

Singer / Songwriter

                                                               photo: Keri Friedman - Portland, OR

                                                               photo: Keri Friedman - Portland, OR

Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Sanderson's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural environment, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. As well as drawing from a host of musical influences, some of Sanderson's songs pay homage to literary greats, and she is currently recording a collection of songs inspired by authors including Robert Macfarlane, Barbara Kingsolver, and Doris Lessing.

2017 sees her heading out on the road for a bevy of solo dates around the UK. A native of Cumbria, having recently returned from several years of performing her music in the States, Sanderson is currently based in Warwickshire. Gentle but persistent, the stream of Sanderson's musical output carves an ever-deepening channel, determining its own path.

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