A 2020 Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalist, Anne E. DeChant is a storyteller. She writes with both urgency and a sweet understanding of the people who stumble but keep keeping on. Originally from Avon Lake, Ohio, she was named Cleveland's Singer-Songwriter of the Year five times. Her masterfully crafted, poignant songs create worlds where her characters and their stories spring to life.
DeChant's name derives from the French "of song," a birthright clearly expressed through an unmistakable voice and songwriter's perception. She began her career as the dynamic lead singer of Cleveland fan favorite, Odd Girl Out, before becoming the powerhouse she is today with nine studio album releases so far since 1996. Her 2017 fan-funded release, The Sun Coming In climbed to #6 on the Roots Music Report's national chart with its first single "Sunday Morning Drive” reaching #1.