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Anni Piper / September 15, 2016
“Australia’s First Lady of the Blues,” Anni Piper, continues her Summer/Fall “More Guitars than Friends” Tour, in support of her critically-acclaimed album of the same name, with an upcoming performance at the Second Annual Big Buggs Island Blues Bash, at Robbins Ballpark, in Clarksville Saturday, Sept. 24. Performance time is 10 p.m. with tickets on sale for $35. Info:

The colorful bassist-vocalist who fronts the Anni Piper Band released “More Guitars Than Friends” to critical acclaim and worldwide airplay this past February. The album features the hit single “Wonder Woman,” nominated for awards in both the U.S. and her country of origin, Australia, from which she moved approximately two years ago. Recently married, Piper now calls Cocoa, Fla., her home.

Some recent reviews of “More Guitars Than Friends”

“An entertaining album with some fine comic songs, a good vocalist, and solid musicianship.” — BLUES BLAST

“A strong addition to Anni Piper’s catalog. Though a departure from her more popular Texas Blues, and swing music that her fans have come to expect, it is a good record that stands up well to repeated listening. Piper’s ability to write songs in genres other than the blues has grown with each new release, as has the emotional maturity of her singing.” — MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE

The ten-song disc, the first to be released on Piper’s own Sugar Daddy Records imprint, is a lively potpourri of sounds. “All the original songs on the album were written since I moved to the US about a year ago,” states Piper.

“More Guitars Than Friends” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Solar Studio (using exclusively solar power) in Orlando, Fla.

Anni Piper — often referred to as “Australia’s First Lady of the Blues” — blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. Anni first started playing electric guitar at age twelve, but switched to bass two years later. In 2004 Piper released Jailbait, which earned her “Best New Talent” at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards. Subsequent album releases include 2007’s Texas Hold ‘Em, 2009’s Two’s Company (which reached #1 on the Australian Roots music chart and #21 on the Living Blues chart), 2010’s Chasin’ Tail (released by Blues Leaf Records), and 2013’s Split Second, a duet effort with Nicole Hart.

For more on Anni Piper, visit her website, or

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