Anne Davis | Letters, Prayers, And Journal Entries

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Letters, Prayers, And Journal Entries

by Anne Davis

folk-alternative singer/songwriter with textured vocals and soul-baring lyrics--vocally, a cross between Sheryl Crow, Amy Grant, and Mary Chapin Carpenter--recorded in top studios in Nashville, played by top studio musicians, using only REAL instruments.
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1. Get Lost
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2. Awakening
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3. No, I'm Not Going Anywhere
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4. Temple of Contradictions
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5. Where the Roads Cross
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6. Journal Entries
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7. Never Too Far
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8. Come a Little Closer
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9. There's a Light
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10. Days Like These
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11. Dear Nanny
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12. Elevator Music
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13. The Crucible Song
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14. Until That Day
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15. May Your Cokefloats Be Overflowing
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HEY EVERYONE!

thanks for stopping by--

i'm really pleased to FINALLY get to share my songs with you that have been recorded professionally out of studios in nashville, tn (which is homebase for me).

after a long slow burn....THEY ARE ACTUALLY NOW AVAILABLE.

thanks for all the encouragement and amazing support along the way.....and now, thanks for wanting to listen! i am truly grateful and so appreciate your continuing to cheer me onward in my artistic attempts.

please feel free to sign up at my website, if you'd like to be placed on my e-mail newsletter list that will be sent out occasionally to touch base with everyone and share a little about my latest "comings and goings"....

AND--if you just want to shoot off an e-mail to say hi, i always enjoy connecting with my listeners. (vannedavis@yahoo.com)

again, thanks so much for your interest and for wanting to join me in my creative journey as a singer/songwriter!

-anne

http://www.annedavismusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/annedavismusic


****NOTE--i've STILL got a few t-shirts left for $5.00. check out the front and back design at my website under "photos"--just e-mail me if you'd like one and i'll check and see what sizes i have left!


***BE SURE TO CLICK ON LINK TO SEE ARTIST BIO***

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REVIEW by Pascal Niemeier (known as syngularity)
with RCATCOMMUNICATIONS.com

Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:22 am

Post subject: Anne Davis - Temple Of Contradictions

This female singer with strict focus on Acoustic folk & Alternative pop is surely not really unknown... nonetheless I would like to introduce her to you! Anne Davis offers the incomparable qualities of a professional modern artist, with totally own expression, depth and passion of her messages.

Anne tells us about "Temple Of Contradictions", that it's basically a prayer, and although she describes her view about temptations and just as dangerous as also exciting emotions - the "human weakness" - she follows consistently her own way, supported by fine musicians... and presents an excellent production! This is a guitar oriented power song, for all friends of unusual female pop, who would also hurry to buy the new album of Sheryl Crow.

Although Nashville is Anne Davis' homebase, she loves to travel and to play gigs... especially in Eastern Europe! You can get Anne's album "Letters, Prayers, and Journal Entries" at CDBaby, with 15 energyful and emotional tracks, including "Temple Of Contradictions".

http://www.annedavismusic.com

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DEBUT RELEASE TAKES RISKS, SHARES VULNERABILITY AND HOPE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vulnerable ... seeking ... hopeful ... quirky. Acoustic folk/alternative singer-songwriter Anne Davis does justice to these adjectives and more, having toiled seven years at "turtle speed" for this 15-song blend of faith and insightful reflections drawn from actual Letters, Prayers, and Journal Entries.

Appropriately titled, the debut independent release reveals the Jackson, Miss., native's thoughts on faith, friendship and courage. Her quirky behavior weaves humor into a song written for a wedding, "May Your Cokefloats Be Overflowing." Davis says it playfully uses imagery as it testifies about our "skipping like children into the arms of the Creator and how that compels us to want to walk out lives of worship."

As befitting a Nashville studio project, the music is REAL. "Organic" is the word. No drum machine here, only bonafide drums, piano, mandolin, accordion, a gamut of guitars, an acoustic upright bass, layers of cello and violin, a penny whistle and what? Uilleann pipes! The tracks are rich with texture and "raw" vocals, intimately vulnerable in sharing the writer's observations.

Davis is a self-described "ragamuffin in desperate need of Jesus everyday." Her songs speak of a soul pressing in to hear God guide and affirm in the midst of trials. Her words are hopeful, honest, searching and transparent ... thoughts that many have but are afraid to voice ... challenging questions which lead to hope ... songs truly representing Davis' wondering of hardship and struggle - and how that relates to her faith.

They communicate the heart of a woman learning what it means to grow as a committed believer with questions. A baffling, long-term illness continues to plague the 32-year-old Davis--possibly a virus picked up during a missions journey to Hungary to staff as well as play at a music festival a few years back. As she recovers, she acknowledges, "I'm just grateful to be able to return to playing out and finding myself behind a mic--one of the places where I feel the most at home."

Her personal battles have deepened her compassion for others struggling and suffering daily - be it an illness or acts by their own hand. Moved by a documentary on runaways and heroin addicts in Portland, Ore., Davis re-wrote "Never Too Far," a song she penned in college. Although she had a friend in mind then, Davis says she felt she was writing to a runaway. The Oregon teens' pain "broke my heart" and Davis said it fueled the fire in her even more to reach
out to the orphaned generation - ones that seem so lost and hope-deferred.

Other songs of note are the energetic "Temple of Contradictions," about desiring integrity but falling short of the goal. Following is an intensely honest ballad, "Where the Roads Cross," a plea for reassurance and deliverance. The richly layered "There's A Light" showcases the project's acoustic arrangements wrapped around a tune of encouragement. Packed with 15 songs, Letters, Prayers, and Journal Entries tempts with a smorgasbord that connects with a variety of tastes.

Davis will return to Nashville venues this fall to promote the new release. She currently performs in coffeehouses, college scenes, pubs and festivals, as well as youth groups and benefit concerts. Eventually she intends to take it to the road as her body becomes more "roadworthy." Jackson stores are embracing the debut CD with its placement in Bebop Music and Family Christian Stores. Also, the project is already receiving airplay on college radio. More information on concerts and where to purchase the CD may be obtained by writing: vannedavis@yahoo.com.

Davis wraps it up well when she says, "I perform, sing, and write simply because that's what I do. I've been writing and singing since I was a little girl, giving concerts for my Siamese cat, Feather, and our Greyhound, Zip, in the backyard with my tennis racket guitar. It just seemed the thing to do."

"Years later I'm still finding myself writing and scribbling down song lyrics on napkins or backs of envelopes - and this time playing to larger audiences beyond an attentive cat and dog. Apparentally it's just a part of who I am and why I'm here."

--Sharon Harper is a free-lance journalist in Nashville, Tenn. who has written for CCM, the Nashville Banner, and various industry magazines.

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SOME FEEDBACK I PERSONALLY RECEIVED EARLY ON....

"Anne Davis isn't afraid to read her diary outloud. In fact, she sings it...Davis croon(s) nostalgic lyrics taken directly from her own journal. The songs tell stories about Davis' personal and observed experience with relationships and faith." --THE RANKIN COUNTY NEWS, Brandon, MS

"Thanks so much for the copy of your CD-I really like it-thanks for sharing your very personal journey through your music! I especially like: AWAKENING, TEMPLE OF CONTRADICTIONS, JOURNAL ENTRIES, DAYS LIKE THESE, DEAR NANNY, and found UNTIL THAT DAY very moving, extra special." --Tim from Manlius, NY

"Can we talk about how wonderful your CD is and how i find myself singing your songs in the shower and at the grocery store? IT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!" --Necole from Birmingham, AL

"i love GET LOST...it is the main song that continues to play over and over in my head even as i'm laying in bed at night trying to get to sleep....also, DAYS LIKE THESE, MAY YOUR COKEFLOATS BE OVERFLOWING, UNTIL THAT DAY...i really would love to come hear you play live sometime....you're on a roll...." --Jan from Jackson, MS

"I have your CD and I have absolutely worn it out! I love it. Particularly ELEVATOR MUSIC, COME A LITTLE CLOSER, and DAYS LIKE THESE. Oh, and I love the cokefloats song. I think that is one of my favorite. keep being great....your new biggest fan." --Tracy, a college student, from or near IN

"...I received your CD this morning!!!! what can I say? you sing like an angel!!!! I love the two tracks NO, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE and WHERE THE ROADS CROSS...they reached a part of me and the tears just started flowing...there are such beautiful lyrics in all the songs(have been playing it over and over)...You are my music of hope..." --Anne from the UK

"Your CD is amazing. I'm so impressed by how profesional and well done it is. Your songwriting just blows me away. I can't tell you how proud and happy I am for you." --Rebecca from Portland, OR

"Thank you greatly for your beautiful, talented, amazing, well-worth-the-wait CD!!!!....rock on....you did it...and you did it with flying colors! I am so incredibly proud of you...I have tears in my eyes at the moment. LETTERS, PRAYERS, AND JOURNAL ENTRIES is playing on a regular basis at my work and at home....And i can say i knew you when...." --Karen from L.A., CA

"Thanks for the CD-I received it in the mail today and I am listening to it now-what a GREAT finished product...." --Melissa from Mobile, AL

"Wow, what a nice project. Seeing your picture, hearing your voice brought back many memories of days gone by. You have truly been blessed, it shows it in every song on this project. Tears flowed as I listened to your LETTERS, PRAYERS, AND JOURNAL ENTRIES and once again as I read the credits....I am extremely proud of you." --Tom from Nashville, TN

"WOW!! Thank you so very much for your CD-I loved it-You are GREAT!! Found it to be so soothing!!....will enjoy listening to your CD over and over." --Mellon from Estell Manor, NJ

"...just wanted to say that i REALLY, REALLY, REALLY liked your stuff...you really have an awesome talent." --Dee from Dallas, TX

"we went with 2 and 3 (sorry, the names elude me right now)
good choruses and insightful lyrics...." --WUSM2, radio station located in Hattiesburg, MS

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Jay Fillion

Excellent Genuine Singer-Songwriter music at its' best
The whole album is a gem. The first five songs in particular start off the CD as well as any first 5 songs I have encountered. They really hit you. This is genuine music from a genuine artist.
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Michelle, Jackson, MS

Truly an amazing project--touches the soul with a plethora of talent!
The CD is unbelievable. I have seen you play live, and even without the array of instruments in a live performance, the songs are incredibly moving and real. My personal all-time favorite is "Cokefloats"--what a great song for a wedding. It touched my heart. Additionally, I am crazy about "There's a Light", "Get Lost" and "Days Like These." They are all so inspiring, it's hard to pick just one or two as favorites. With a debut CD like this, you only have success ahead of you. It's truly amazing! Well, worth the money and soothing to the ear and heart.
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Jon, Edgefield, South Carolina

Really cool CD--Great for any generation or musical taste!
My favorites? "Temple of Contradictions", "Where the Roads Cross", "No, I'm Not Going Anywhere." There is not a single song that leaves you wanting. True and genuine vocals and instruments--a talent just waiting to take off and be discovered. This girl must be selling millions already--how could anyone resist such a great blend of emotions and truths? She really makes you think and asks the questions that are on everyone's minds.
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Gracie, from China

Best CD I've heard in years! Where are all the real artists anymore?
Seriously, where are the real and true artists? Anne is not commercial--she writes and sings from the heart. You can tell from the songs that, without a doubt, she is feeling every word. Such a refreshing change from so much of the commercial music out there now--so nice to hear someone who writes their own music and songs and expresses the feelings through a beautful voice and a whole bunch of great background instruments. A must-have! Buy one NOW!
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Sophie Mims

I LOVE IT!
I don't get out very much because I'm at home with three kids, and so I enjoy great music to listen to and that my kids can listen to. So much trashy music out there today. This CD is a God-send. Such inspiration, such depth. Thanks, Anne.
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Taylor, Starkville, MS

Super CD!
I gave this CD the highest rating I could give it because it is amazing. The songs are a true work of art. My favorite is "Until That Day." You gotta buy this!
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Rick Larkin

Excellent
Fantastic, Anne's music is on a par with anything out there in the folk world. So much so we're using one of her tracks in our latest film 'Triple Bill'.
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Collected Sounds


Anne Davis has a really comforting voice. It's got touch of smoke to it. The genre could be described as alt.folk or maybe even alt.country. But there's also a heavy dose of Christian religion here.
These are songs of love (aren't all songs on some level?) and faith. But I will say that the musical sound is not that of your regular Christian artists. It's not syrupy sweet or cheesy at all. Thank goodness for that!
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Diane

An inspiration
My grandmother recently passed away after turning 100. Your music has given me some things to think about as well as peace. Thank you.
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David Elias

There's Nothing Better Out There
There is no better collection of songs from a writer and singer in today's universe of songwriters. Heavy with hammers and light as a rail. Anne Davis does it all - check it out.
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