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Anne Marie Menta Band
December 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anne Marie hails from New Haven, CT., where she has been a long time favorite singer/songwriter. She comes from a family of three brothers where playing and listening to music was their great passion and spent her younger years in cover country and rock bands before finally focusing on her own tunes. She has released three CD collections, starting in 1999 with her debut “Untried & True, followed by “When the Love Ran Deep” in 2004, and “Seven Secrets.”in 2009. She is currently writing and planning her fourth CD collection.
Anne Marie has been a featured performer at the CT Folk Festival in New Haven, CT, and has opened for artists such as Richard Shindell, The Kennedys, Cheryl Wheeler, Sally Barris and Eddie from Ohio. She was a finalist in the 2004 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter competition, and a showcase artist at NERFA (New England Regional Folk Alliance.) .
Anne Marie accompanies herself on acoustic guitar and can appear solo or as part of a duo, trio, or quartet. The most recent incarnation of the acoustic band features fellow CT musicians Mark Mirando on piano, Bob Csugie on upright bass and producer and collaborator Richard Neal on mandolin and guitar. “Seven Secrets,” CD was recorded at Neal’s Circle Sound studio in Stratford, CT.
Anne Marie songs range stylistically from contemporary folk tunes to acoustic pop/ country influenced songs, all featuring her warm vocals and guitar. Her song memoirs take the listener through the personal to the universal. The songs touch on the usual themes of love, life, but they deliver the listener to the not-so-usual place of recognition and solace.
Some descriptions of Anne Marie and her work:
“Singer-songwriters working in the folk tradition aren’t hard to find. Those who keep you interested are.” – Stamford Advocate
“The album is sweet and upbeat and sad and nostalgic without milking any of the above emotions the way Hollywood does.”- New Haven Register
“Menta know how to set the mood with a catchy chorus and capture big feelings in the small details of a story.” – Music Matters Review
To hear Anne Marie’s CDs: “Untried and True,” “When the Love Ran Deep,” and “Seven Secrets” click on CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AnneMarieMenta
Also available on I-tunes.
Contact: [email protected]
Performers with Anne Marie will be Richard Neal on mandolin and guitar, Mark Mirando on piano and Bob Csugie on bass.