Maine singer songwriter and New Folk artist Anni Clark typifies other New Folk artists in sharing personal stories about everyday life through her songs and music. Anni Clark’s strong lyrics and vocals, passion for the genre and sheer grit have earned her rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. But, despite touring for the better part of two decades, this talented New Folk performer is hardly a household name.
Want to know more about this talented New Folk artist? Check out these Top 5 Things To Know About Singer Songwriter and New Folk Artist Anni Clark. Sure to make you check out Anni Clark at a folk festival in your hometown.
Anni Clark Fun Fact 1. Anni Clark was nominated for “Female Vocalist of the Year” (Texas Music Awards) as a result of her critically acclaimed CD Anni Clark LIVE. This CD features 15 of Anni Clark’s most requested songs, making it a strong fan favorite. In 2003, Anni Clark won “Female Artist of the Year” and “Folk Artist of the Year” in Jam Music Magazine’s Readers’ Pix Awards, followed by her release of her popular CD Big Water. This recognition put Anni Clark on the New Folk map and stage.
Anni Clark Fun Fact 2. Anni Clark was a two-time finalist in the New Folk Songwriters’ Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. She was rewarded for strong showing with an invitation to be one of three judges at this event in 2001. No small thing in a crowded field of New Folk artists.
Anni Clark Fun Fact 3. A teacher by day and musician by night, Anni Clark is making her voice heard on the folk circuit. Over the years, she has shared the stage with legendary singer songwriters like Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Leo Kottke, Tom Rush and, even, singer songwriter and commedienne Cheryl Wheeler.
Anni Clark Fun Fact 4. A dedicated and prolific singer songwriter, Anni Clark has assembled quite a significant discography over the years and has released several recordings to an adoring fan base. Among them, Anni Clark – Live (2005); Big Water (2002); Under the Song Tree – Live (2001); A Light For Liza (1998); Early Anni (1997); Letting Go (1994); Shoulda Coulda (1989); and, Mainely Original (1985). Her songbook continues to grow.
Anni Clark Fun Fact 5. New Folk artist Anni Clark shows no signs of slowing down, despite a rather unfortunate accident in October 2010 where she broke her wrist. Sidelined until March and May 2011, respectively, where she’ll perform at several venues in her beloved Maine, Anni Clark is sure to rebound and reach New Folk heights in the months and years to come.
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