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Ann Vriend

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    All That I Can
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Ann Vriend is known most for her soaring, evocative, Aretha-eque vocals, and not far behind that for her abilities as a songwriter, both lyrically and melodically.
Plus she ain’t too bad at the piano, either. With a compelling combination of defiant resilience and heartfelt vulnerability she delivers her unique brand of gritty, inner-city soul-- and sometimes quite the funky old-school dance party.
Vriend contributes her own Canadian brand of RnB in the rich tradition of soul artists who have delivered stunning recordings and performances that are both contagiously fun AND socially thought provoking, while never preachy or simplistic, such as Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae and Beyoncé.
Often compared to her vocal hero, Aretha Franklin, Ann Vriend also kills it live, having sold 18,000 albums off the stage independently. She's a critically acclaimed artist, award-winning performer AND songwriter, having won the “She’s The One” performance contest at Ottawa Bluesfest, as well as the 2017 Cobalt Music Prize at the Maple Blues Awards for her gospel style ballad “All That I Can.”
AV’s latest EP offering, “Anybody’s Different” reached #1 in her hometown of Edmonton on CJSR, #13 on CKUA (made the Top 100 albums of 2017); the Top 10 on Stingray Blues channel from Aug. – Oct. 2017 and the tune “Will You Be There” reached #11 for 2017; #2 on SoundslikeCafe (Australia); and daily rotation in Cole grocery stores (Australia). <br>

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