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Ann Vriend

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    All That I Can
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    A Dollar and a Suitcase
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    A Need so Wide (You're the One)
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    Long Road
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    It's Happening
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AV (Ann Vriend) is known most for her soaring, evocative vocals, and not far behind that for her award-winning abilities as a songwriter -- and she ain’t too bad at the piano, either.
Growing up in a household that was on the one hand counter-culture and hippie but on the other hand fundamentally religious and sheltering, AV has always written songs about confusion, searching, and questioning -- of herself, and the culture around her. The outcome is what she half seriously, half jokingly calls “existentialist gospel,” and with a compelling combination of defiant resilience and heartfelt vulnerability she has been delivering her unique brand of old-school, inner-city soul to audiences around Europe, Oceana, Asia, and North America throughout her under-the-radar but consistently award-winning career.
Often compared to her vocal hero, Aretha Franklin, AV has sold 18,000 albums off the stage, independently. Her most recent awards include the 2017 Cobalt Music Prize at the 2017 Maple Blues Awards, 2018 semi-finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition, pop category, and the “R&B/Soul Recording of the Year” at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards, for her gospel style ballad “All That I Can,” which is currently receiving major radio play on key commercial and state stations across Germany -- where Vriend will perform at the end of January to a TV audience of approximately 2 million viewers.

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