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Anne Marie Menta

Anne Marie hails from New Haven, CT, where she has been writing songs since she was a teenager. She comes from a family of three brothers where playing and listening to music was their greatest passion. She released her debut album “Untried & True,” in 1998, followed by “When the Love Ran Deep,” Seven Secrets” and her most recent collection, “Sky Tonight” in November 2019.

Besides opening for artists such as Richard Shindell, The Kennedys, Cheryl Wheeler, Sally Barris, Eddie from Ohio and Linda McRae, Anne Marie has been a featured performer at the CT Folk Festival in New Haven. 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).

As a guitarist, Anne Marie accompanies herself, appearing solo or as part of an acoustic band. The band featured on “Sky Tonight” includes Mark Mirando on piano, Bob Csugie on upright bass, Cadence Carroll on percussion and harmonies, and producer Richard Neal on mandolin, guitars, and dobro. Guest artists include Jim Allyn on accordion, Larry Deming on strings, and Glen Roethel and Sloan Wainwright on harmonies. “Sky Tonight” was recorded at Neal’s 34 West Recorders in Sandy Hook, CT, and mastered by Vic Steffens at Horizon Music group, West Haven, CT.

Anne Marie’s songs range stylistically from contemporary folk to Americana, acoustic pop, country, and folk-rock, all featuring her warm vocals and solid guitar work. The songs touch on such familiar themes as love, life, and loss, but they deliver the listener to the not-so-usual places of recognition, empathy, solace and hope. Anne Marie pairs her poignant lyrics with catchy melodies to create moving song memoirs. Equally melodic and lyrically driven, the songs might be described as autobiography meets storytelling; the personal meets the universal; love meets loneliness; childhood haunts adulthood; scenes in which love lingers, and family and friends embrace each other.