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Thursday, June 13, 2024, come see Anne share the stage with David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach in a house concert in NE Portland OR.

Anne Weiss is a blues, soul and roots music singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist with five albums to her credit. She has studied classical piano, joined a street gang, became a mountaineer, developed a guitar obsession, worked as a political organizer, learned to salsa dance, became addicted to delta blues, sang with a 100-voice gospel choir, and yes, you will hear it all in her music. 

Anne has shared the stage with everyone from Taj Mahal to Joan Baez. Her performance style is invitational and funny, and the interplay between her and her band is a joy.

“Anne Weiss is a vocalizing treasure. She’s a songwriter, blues belter, gospel wailer, multi-instrumentalist, with an enormous, soulful voice…a cross between Janice Joplin and Joni Mitchell, with some Aretha thrown in for good measure”.  – Portland S.E. Examiner

JP Garau is a pianist, keyboard player and singer with the ability to play Bach with one hand while covering a Stevie Wonder bassline with the other. He has performed with everyone from Ellen Whyte to David Jacobs-Strain and is in constant demand from an ever-increasing number of regional folk, blues and jazz performers. JP is also a solo performer, and has played on everything from national TV and radio to countless album projects. He brings a great sense of humor along with his remarkable musical chops.

Julio Appling’s performing career began in middle school as a gospel bassist, and has since weaved through classical, jazz, Americana, rock, and blues. Past projects include the genre bending, globetrotting Student Loan String Band and the exploratory jazz project Trio Flux. In fifteen years as a Portland-area sideman, his credits include The Portland Cello Project, Never Come Down, The Good Time Travelers, Russell Street Jam, The Ben Larsen Band, Will West and the Friendly Strangers, Thunder Ridge and many others. Julio brings a special groove and smile to the stage.


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Upcoming Shows

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10/11/24 Anne Weiss Portland, OR Abbie Weisenbloom Presents
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20-30. Potluck at 6:30. With David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach

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Anne’s Music

Combining contemporary folk, blues, acoustic funk, gospel music, and smatterings of classical phrasing and Latin rhythms, Anne is known for her enormous bluesy voice, great guitar chops, and striking stage presence.

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As a teacher, Anne offers everything from private lessons in guitar and voice to community college courses, blues workshops, and community choirs.

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