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 Anne-Marie'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 world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation.
With two EPs already released into the wild, Anne-Marie’s “Book Songs Vol. 1” EP, a collection of songs inspired by books, was released in April 2018. With a resolutely DIY approach, picked up during her time living in Portland, Oregon, the EP was self-recorded and self-released. The release was followed by a self-booked tour, which saw Anne-Marie playing over 60 dates in the UK and Europe in 2018.
After a decade spent living all over the map, Anne-Marie has recently returned to her native Cumbria, where she now lives in Kendal.
For fans of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan, Beth Orton and books.
Praise for "Book Songs Vol. 1":
"a gloriously wide vista of astonishing grown-up tales which both fascinate and delight – the overall result, complex and immersive, is mesmerising... A bold, unusual and most beautifully constructed body of work." - Tap the Feed Magazine
other Selected press:
“Her performance is seemingly effortless, underpinned by great technical skill and sensitive use of modern technology to wrap the listener in her meticulously crafted soundscapes.” - Fatea Magazine
"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