December 11, 2014

Annie Haslam In the Spirit of the Holidays at Sellersville Theater – December 20th 

Annie Haslam with friends Rave Tesar, David J Keyes, Tom Brislin and Charles Descarfino will be performing the annual 'In the Spirit of the Holdays' concert at the Sellersville Theater, December 20th, at 8 p.m.

A promise of beautiful holiday songs and lots of fun!

Renaissance keyboardist Jason Hart will be opening the evening's entertainment.



July 22, 2014

Renaissance Touring in the Fall – Special Guest: Tom Brislin

Dear Friends,

Please CLICK HERE to view the Renaissance Fall Tour Dates. The band will welcome special guest Tom Brislin on keyboards.

Love,




November 24, 2013

Annie’s Holiday Shows at the Sellersville Theater, PA

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to be returning to the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA, for two 'In the Spirit of the Holidays' concerts on December 21st and 22nd (matinee).

Performing with me will be my friends Rave Tesar, David J. Keyes, Charles Descarfino and Ryche Chlanda. 

Opening the show will be gifted singer/songwriter Garrett Gardner, who was on Season 4 of NBC's The Voice.

I look forward to being there again and singing some beautiful holiday classics, and of course saying hello after the show.

Please check here for more information.

Love,




July 2, 2013

Renaissance to perform at YESTIVAL August 3rd

Dear Friends,

VERY excited to be part of the very first YESTIVAL on August 3rd 2013. Looking forward to seeing YES of course, and also Simon Collins (Phil's son) with his band Sound of Contact. (The apple didn't fall far from the tree :)

Roger Dean will be there with his art and I will also be showing my art!

Check out the poster for all the info. It will be a day to remember.

Love,







March 11, 2013

Renaissance Spring Tour

Dear Friends,

Renaissance will be touring in April 2013. Please visit http://renaissancetouring.com/tour/

After Michael's passing in November, I wasn't sure if we would (or should) carry on, but then I came to the conclusion it is what he would have wanted.

It is a huge loss to his family, myself (my friend for 41 years!), the band, and all who knew him.

We will carry on his legacy performing all the wonderful music he created and also performing songs from our soon to be released new album, 'Grandine il Vento'. The band is the same; Rave Tesar on keyboards, David J. Keyes on bass and vocals, Jason Hart on keyboards and vocals, Frank Pagano on drums and percussion. 

Joe Golberger is stepping in on drums for this tour. Our new guitar player is Ryche (pronounced Rich) Chlanda, who has toured with Nektar and Fireballet.

If you are in the area of any of these shows, please come along. I promise they will be great!

Love and Light




December 3, 2012

“In the Spirit of the Holiday’s” 
Annie & Friends: Rave Tesar and Jason Hart

December 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. – The Towne Crier, Pawling, NY.

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone for coming to the recent shows with Renaissance. They were too few, due to my 'naughty' back problem. It was difficult to sing wearing my metal back brace but I survived. It was an ordeal, but also a triumph!

At this time of year I am usually preparing for my Holiday concerts at the Sellersville Theatre, but this year I decided to have a break... it was a sad decision.

However, a few weeks ago I received an unexpected invitation to perform my Holiday show at The Towne Crier in Pawling, NY.

I really didn't hesitate and called Rave and Jason immediately. I needed to sing, and soon, so this was great news... very healing for me. 

I do hope you can come to see us, it will be a magical evening, BUT please practice your singing as I would love you to join us on some well-known Holiday classics. The Towne Crier is an intimate venue and has a great atmosphere.

For show information and tickets, please click here. Hope to see some of you there!

Love and Peace,



August 20, 2011

Renaissance Fall Tour 2011

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to be touring again with Renaissance (renaissancetouring.com) again in September.

We will be performing 'Turn of the Cards' and 'Scheherazade and Other Stories' in their entirety.
Please check out the website for the show dates.

Hope to see you at a show or two.

Love,




October 16, 2010

Two Holiday Shows at The Sellersville Theater This Year!

Dear Friends,

I am so very happy to report that this year we will be performing two concerts for the holidays at The Sellersville Theatre, December 18th and 19th, 2010.

Our dear friend Jann Klose will be opening the show and joining us for a song or two.

Please come and join us in the 'Spirit' of the Holidays.

The band will consist of : Rave Tesar on keyboards, David J. Keyes on Bass Guitar and vocals, Jason Hart on Keyboards and Vocals and Frank Pagano on Drums and Vocals.

I always enjoy seeing so many of you, so please try and make one OR both of the shows!

I will also be bringing some of my original paintings that make perfect gifts for the holidays...

For more information please click here: The Sellersville Theatre

Love and Peace,



May 26, 2010

RENAISSANCE Summer 2010 Concert Dates

Visit the Renaissance Website at www.renaissancetouring.com for official news and information.


Saturday, June 12
8pm

Tropicana Casino and Resort
Atlantic City, NJ
Special Guests of Procol Harum


Wednesday, June 16
7:30pm
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
Special Guests of Procol Harum

Sunday, June 20
7:30pm
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Long Island, NY
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Tuesday, June 22
7:30pm
The Regent Theatre
Arlington, MA
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Wednesday, June 23
7pm
River to River Festival, NYC
Co-Headlining with Steve Hackett

Thursday, June 24
7:30pm
The State Theatre
Falls Church, VA
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Friday, June 25
8pm
Palace Theatre
Greensburg, PA
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Tuesday, June 29
7:30pm
Park West
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, June 30
8pm
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
South Milwaukee, WI
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Thursday, July 1
8pm
House of Blues
Cleveland, OH
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Friday, July 2
8pm
Water Street Music Hall
Rochester, NY
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Saturday, July 3
8pm
Hart Theater
Albany, NY
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Sunday, July 4
8:30pm
Festivoix
Quebec, Canada Special
Guests of Steve Hackett

Wednesday, July 7
8pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto, ON
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Thursday, July 8
6pm
Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Ottawa, ON
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Friday, July 9
8pm
Palace des Arts Theatre Maisonneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Saturday, July 10
9pm
Theatre Granada Sherbrooke
Quebec, Canada
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Monday, July 12
8pm
Quebec City International Summer Festival
Quebec City, Canada
Special Guests of Steve Hackett

Friday, July 16
8:30pm
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown, NY
Co-Headlining with Steve Hackett

Saturday, August 21
6pm
Kawasaki Club Citta
Tokyo, Japan
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Sunday, August 22
4pm
Progressive Rock Festival
Hibiya Open Air Theatre
Tokyo, Japan
Buy Tickets


April 22, 2010

RENAISSANCE Concerts • June - July, USA and Canada

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that after our successful 2009 Fall tour of the east coast of the United States, we are heading out again in June and July.

One of the highlights will be performing as special guest to Procul Harum on June 12th at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ, and June 16th, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.

From June 20th, we will be touring alongside Steve Hackett (ex Genesis guitar player) and his band. We will be covering some areas of the east coast not touched the last time around, and also up through Canada.

Japanese and Korean dates are also in the planning stages!

Please go to: www.myspace.com/renaissanceofficial for show information.

There is a new Renaissance Website coming soon that I am very excited about, there will be an update on this site when it is launched.

Hope you can make some of the shows, the band is AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love and Peace,



April 15, 2010

Jann Klose at Sellersville Theater

Jann Klose, who opened up for Renaissance on their 40th Anniversary Tour in the Fall of 2009, will be performing on June 27th, at 7 p.m. at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA.

Jann is a contemporary singer/songwriter. His music and lyrics are original, strong and powerful with a voice and personality to match!

Click here for more information.


March 22, 2010

Renaissance...

...will be performing at The ROSFEST progressive rock festival at The Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA, on May 1st.

Please click here for further information.

There will be more shows added for the summer beginning in early June on the East coast of the U.S.

Keep checking in for details or go to contact page, send an e-mail and ask to be added to the e-mail list for all updates.


August 27, 2009

'RENAISSANCE 2009' 40th Anniversary Concert Tour

For Immediate Release
September 15, 2009

In celebration of their 1969 formation, English "classical rock" pioneers Renaissance are embarking on a special 40th Anniversary Fall Concert Tour to re-introduce to new generations the lush, orchestral favorites that made them a staple of 1970s progressive rock radio.

Led by Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford, the voice and principal songwriter, respectively, of the band’s most popular lineup, RENAISSANCE 2009 will mount a nine-city East Coast tour of theaters and performing arts centers that kicks off Oct. 6 in Annapolis, MD, and includes New York, Philadelphia and Washington, home to the nation’s top progressive rock stations during the classic Renaissance era.
 
"I'm thrilled to be performing these truly unique masterpieces again," says Haslam, whose five-octave voice is one of the most legendary in rock history. “These songs are a big part of my life and I will sing my heart out."

Joining Haslam and Dunford in RENAISSANCE 2009 are keyboardist Rave Tesar and bassist-vocalist David J. Keyes, both of whom were previous members of Renaissance and the Annie Haslam Band, plus keyboardist-vocalist Tom Brislin (Yes, Debbie Harry, Meat Loaf, Francis Dunnery) and drummer-percussionist Frank Pagano (Bruce Springsteen, Smashing Pumpkins, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow). Together, these world class musicians will revisit the symphonic textures, stunning vocals and poetic lyrics that embody the band’s hauntingly compelling international themes, with fresh interpretations of their most admired compositions. “Carpet of the Sun,” “Ocean Gypsy,” “Mother Russia,” "Ashes Are Burning," “Running Hard,” “Prologue,” and "Northern Lights" are central to Renaissance’s most prolific period (1972-78), which produced the albums Prologue, Ashes Are Burning, Turn of the Cards, Novella, Scheherazade and Other Stories, and A Song for All Seasons, as well as 'Live' at Carnegie Hall (1976), the deluxe two-disc set recently reissued.  

Renaissance originally rose from the ashes of the Yardbirds, with Haslam and Dunford joining at the dawn of the 1970s to define their work with folk rock and classical fusions, including quotations from and allusions to, such composers as Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. It wasn ’t long before influential progressive rock FM stations like WNEW (New York), WMMR (Philadelphia) and WHFS (Washington) were turning on America to Renaissance, while the band was thrilling concertgoers on the world’s most distinguished stages, from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the Royal Albert Hall in London.
 
"We've wanted to bring these songs to American audiences again and now with these great musicians," adds Michael Dunford, "I'm looking forward to it with great anticipation."


Rams Head Onstage, 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD - Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 PM
Ticket prices N/A. Tickets ON SALE NOW. Tickets can be purchased at: 410-268-4545 Phone Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDST. Applicable processing fees and tax not included in ticket price.

German House Theater, Rochester, NY - Thursday, October 8 at 8:00 PM
Ticket prices N/A. Ticket and venue information coming soon.

The Concert Hall, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY - Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT!
Tickets:$45. Tickets ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.com.

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA - Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 PM – SOLD OUT!
Ticket prices are $39 and $49. Preferred seating available. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Keswick Theatre Box Office, keswicktheatre.com and 215-572-7650.

The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA - Monday, October 12 at 8:00 PM
Ticket prices N/A. Tickets on sale soon.

The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY -
Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 PM –
SOLD OUT!
Ticket prices N/A. Tickets on sale soon. Box office 518-473-1845

Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA - Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM
Ticket prices are $35 and $45. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster retail outlets or at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at Whitaker Center Box Office, whitakercenter.org and 717-214-2787.

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ - Friday, October 16 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT!
Ticket prices are $45 and $55. Tickets can be purchaesd by phone @ 973-313-ARTS (2787). $4.00 per ticket service charge applies for all phone orders or go to www.SOPACNOW.Org.

The Xanadu Theater in the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ -
Saturday, October 17 at 8:00 PM
Ticket prices are $49, $39, $29 plus limited preferred seating available. Tickets ON SALE NOW. They will be available at the Trump Taj Mahal Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, and all TicketMaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.

Jann Klose to Open for Renaissance

Renaissance is proud to announce that singer songwriter Jann Klose will be their opening act for their Fall tour.

You can read more about Jann at www.jannklose.com and www.myspace.com/jannklose



October 31, 2008

New RENAISSANCE CD 'DREAMS and OMENS'
'Live' at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 1978

Dear Friends,

The CD is a 'live' show from 1978. It has lots of atmosphere and represents one of the major highlights in our career as a band. Full of energy and passion...

Please check out at: www.fridaymusic.com

It is also downloadable on iTunes and available in record stores.

Annie's painting, 'Edge of Paradise', was used for the CD cover and artwork. A Giclee print on canvas of the painting is available for purchase in the 'Art for Sale' section of this site. Scroll down the art page to the Giclee section.

Love,




October 27, 2008

Annie’s thoughts on Sellersville Theatre show,
September 20th 2008

Dear Friends,

The month of September was spectacular in many ways!!!

I got to spend some quality time with my former Renaissance band mate and friend, John Tout, and also got to perform with a great singer/songwriter Jann Klose at the Sellersville Theatre, PA. From the moment John stepped off the plane, to going back exactly one month later, it was a time I will remember always.

Leading up to the show was fun and tiring at the same time. Very intense, especially the side splitting laughter incurred by watching BBC America's comedy shows, including Monty Python's Flying Circus. John and I were always the 'gigglers' in the band.

Watching MPFC was our daily treat after many hours spent listening to, and singing along to, John playing the piano in my den... glorious to hear after all these years (30 to be exact)... John still has that special touch - a unique style - sensitive but powerful too!

The show was sold out and many people jokingly said it was a 'Love Fest'... I would tend to agree. The atmosphere in the theatre during the evening was very warm and friendly. Quite 'touching'.

Jann performed his songs with powerful ease (what a voice!!!!), washing over the audience like a summer's breeze. The fans loved him and rightly so!

JT and I played and sang on four of Jann's songs. We both really enjoyed that as his songs are so melodic and fresh... and then we moved on to some Renaissance pieces. John hadn't performed the Renaissance songs for 30 years and I hadn't sang for a while, so we were both a little nervous (JT more than me and understandably so)...

We had some fun on stage and personally had a daunting moment when my voice broke at the beginning of Ocean Gypsy!!!! So what did I do? Of course I decided to sing a jazzy version of it to relieve the nerves pounding away inside me from the faux pas...

After I pulled myself together and laughing a bit, we started the song again in the correct manner... JT and I exchanging looks of both terror and relief!!!! You had to be there to see it! When the show was over (it went way too quickly), it was equally fun meeting the fans, signing CD's and old albums and generally mingling...

Jann's band were wonderful to work with - talented and patient!

Band members:
Chris Marlof - Upright and Electric Basses and Vocals
Lars Potteiger - Keyboard, Accordion and Vocals
Leah Potteiger - Violin and Vocals
Patrick Carmichael - Drums, Percussion and Recorder

Anne Leighton, Jann's manager also worked tirelessly helping with interviews and the usual show related media 'stuff.'

The Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, PA (www.st94.com) has a lovely, classy but cozy 325 seat auditorium, and friendly staff. The owner, William Quigley, is truly a 'STAR' himself. Personally, I have never known a more generous and thoughtful venue proprietor who has as much respect for musicians than he. The theatre has some very diverse acts come through it's doors - something for everyone - highly recommended by me!

Please check in on Jann's website at: www.jannklose.com for his upcoming shows and my site for updates on 'who knows what may be coming next' news!

My Christmas 'Holiday' show is on December 20th, hope to see you there. Show info: www.st94.com

As ever these days, I am painting away, loving it intensely, so bear in my mind I love to do commissions and the Holidays are coming up....mmmm what a nice unique gift that would be... :)

Thank you to everyone who came to the show and helping make it a memorable time for all of us.

Love and Peace,




September 3, 2008

Annie and Jann Perform 'LIVE' on Radio

Annie and Jann Klose on the web and 'steam radio'... this Friday, September 5th.

Annie and Jann perform 3 songs 'live', with interview by Gene Godfrey. Take a listen, information as follows:

Classic FM airs Fridays 6 - 10 p.m. EST (11pm-3am UK time) on 88.9 FM Burlington County and South Jersey. On the web worldwide at www.z889.org 
 
also at: www.myspace.com/classic_fm

The actual interview time will be around 8:15 p.m., but the whole show will be worth a listen.....



August 2, 2007

Very Nice 'Woman Transcending' Review

Check out another great review of Annie's new CD, 'Woman Transcending', by Matt Parish.

Click here



March 26, 2007

Annie to Sing with Starcastle

Annie will be making a guest appearance with US based progressive rock band STARCASTLE.
at the Rosfest, Pheonixville, PA, on Friday the 27th of April.

Annie is only performing one song, a duet, with lead singer Al Lewis called 'Song of Times' the title track from their new CD.

The show is dedicated to the memory of band leader Gary Strater.

Oliver Wakeman (Rick's son) is also playing keyboards with the band. Click here for more information.




March 8, 2007

Wonderful Review of Annie's New CD 'Woman Transcending'
Click here



February 5, 2007

Listen to Annie's New Interview

On Thursday, February 8, 2007, Annie Haslam will be featured on The Classical Connection, a weekly hour-long show that explores the relationships between progressive rock and classical music.  The show broadcasts via the Internet every Thursday at 2:00 USA Eastern time on Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio

Tune in this Thursday, February 8, to hear selections from throughout Annie's career, including tracks from her new release "Woman Transcending," along with some of her favorite classical music. 

For more information about the show, including playlists from all past episodes and several complete show downloads, visit www.creativeprogression.com/classi-prog.



January 8, 2007

Annie to SING at Sellersville Theater

Annie will be the special guest at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA  to help celebrate an evening of:

Wine, Women & Song

Featuring: LAUREN HART
with Amanda Kaletsky & Carsie Blanton

Special Guest: Annie Haslam

Friday, January 26, 2007
Wine & Cheese: 7:00 p.m.
Show: 8:00 p.m. - $19.50

Click here for more information

Annie will be accompanied by Bob Miles (from Comcast Cable TV's 'Miles of Music') on acoustic guitar and will also have some of her artwork displayed, including a painted violin.

Also Annie's new CD 'Woman Transcending,' will be available at the show and from this site: click here for ordering information.



May 12, 2006

Annie Singing with Welsh Band MAGENTA

In early 2006, Annie recorded a song that was specially written for her by Rob Reed and Christina Booth from the Welsh Progressive Band 'MAGENTA'. The song is truly beautiful and Christina joins Annie on the song.

This stemmed from Annie meeting and seeing the band perform 'live' at the 2005 Rosfest Festival in Phoenixville, PA.

The CD is in an interesting EP format with three different versions of the song (one with Annie and Christina sharing the lead vocals), plus an instrumental piece by Rob Reed that was inspired by the painting "Essence of Love" that Annie painted for the cover artwork. (Giclee prints will be available of the cover art).

Below is information from the record label.

F2 Music is proud to announce the release of a new CD single featuring Annie Haslam with Magenta - a combination that many people have been hoping for!

It will be released on July 1, 2006, the full track listing of the 4 track EP is:

Night and Day
Night and Day (Evening Mix)
Essence Of Love (Instrumental)
Night and Day (Duet with Christina of Magenta)

The CD can be purchased from www.progrock.co.uk (secure site with a fast service) and other great CD retailers around the world! They will be accepting pre-orders beginning May 22nd.
If experience any problems buying this single, please email info@f2music.co.uk and they will be happy to help.

The CD will be added to www.progrock.co.uk for pre-orders the week commencing May 22, 2006,
and we will set a new official release date of July 1, 2006, so that it does not conflict with any of our other releases (although we will send the pre-orders out as soon as we get them).



October 3, 2005

Raffle Tickets for Annie's Painting 'A Magical Day'
Available Until October 30th

See information below.



September 17, 2005

Annie at Sellersville Theater Katrina Benefit - Tuesday, September 20

Former RENAISSANCE lead singer, Brit "Classical Rock" legend, and Bucks County artist, ANNIE HASLAM, will be on hand Tuesday night, September 20, as the Philadelphia Music Community joins forces at the Sellersville Theater to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Annie will be presenting her beautiful painting, 'A Magical Day' (shown at left; value: $500), which she is donating to our fundraising efforts for victims of Katrina. The Sellersville Theater thanks Ms. Haslam for this generous contribution!

The painting will be on display in The Washington House Restaurant or the Theater on show dates until October 30. Raffle tickets will be on sale in both locations: 1 Ticket - $5.00; 6 Tickets - $25.00. Winner will be drawn that night at the David Lindley concert. (Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win.)  From Monday, September 19, to Saturday, October 30, raffle tickets for the painting will be available online at www.st94.com.


ALL TOGETHER NOW!  Katrina Benefit Concert at Sellersville Theater 1894

The Philadelphia Music Community joins forces to benefit the victims of Katrina
Tuesday, September 20
7:30 p.m. - Minimum Donation: $25.00

All artists, venues, organizations are donating their time so that ALL revenues – including service charges – will go directly to those in need!

The evening's musical talent lineup:

Kate Gaffney
Lizanne Knott
Caryn Lin
Lisabeth Weber & Maggie Marshall
Chris Kasper
Grey Eye Glances

Please visit the Sellersville Theater Web site or call 215-257-5808 for more information.


August, 2005

Annie to sing in Brazil

ANNIE is taking a short break from painting to sing once again!

Show in Brazil: Marcus Viana and Sagrado Coração da Terra
with Annie Haslam as special guest.

Marcus Viana is a well-known musician and composer in Brazil. He has done many sound tracks for films and Globo TV soap operas and series. Sagrado Coração is his progressive rock band.

During the show, Marcus and his band will showcase works from their sound tracks and their many different albums.

Annie will take part singing one of his songs and some from Renaissance and her solo career. Marcus performed with Annie and Rave Tesar when they toured in Brazil in September 2001.
 
The show will be held at Scala, Rio de Janeiro on October 22nd, at 10:00 PM.

Information:
Scala Rio
Av. Afranio de Melo Franco - 296
Leblon
Phone: 55 21 3824-2168
 
Here is the link to the Marcus Viana website
 
Annie will also be displaying her artwork for two weeks at Fazendola, her favorite restaurant in Rio, from October 15th - 30th.

Information:
Fazendola
Rua Visconde da Graça, 51 
Jardim Botanico Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (21) 2512-6062 / (21) 2529-2252


February, 2005

Annie is embarking on ‘An Acoustic Spring Tour’ with original ‘E’ Street Band member David Sancious

ANNIE is returning to the stage after a two-year hiatus, and merging her music with her new oil painting career in the process.

Annie will be accompanied by original E Street Band member DAVID SANCIOUS on a very special acoustic tour of East Coast theaters in the Spring of 2005.

‘An Acoustic Evening’

The tour is as follows: Ticket information:
Thursday, March 31 The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA 717-214-2787
Friday, April 1 The Scottish Rite Auditorium,
Collingswood, NJ
856-216-2170
Saturday, April 2 ‘Xanadu’ at the Trump Taj-Mahal,
Atlantic City, NJ
800-736-1420
Saturday, April 9 Media Theatre, Media, PA 610-891-0100
Saturday, April 16 Towne Crier, Pawling, NY 845-855-1300
Saturday, April 23 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA 215-257-5808

More dates and venue information for tickets will follow soon.

Co-headlining the first three dates of “An Acoustic Evening” will be AL STEWART, an old friend of Annie’s with whom she has been successfully paired several times during her career.

Annie credits Sancious as the “catalyst” in re-igniting her interest in performing after seeing him accompany Francis Dunnery at a small acoustic club in Philadelphia. Sancious, who has played with the likes of Santana, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Seal, Natalie Merchant and Eric Clapton, had only performed with Annie one other time, when he was part of her band during a Christmas concert at a church in Bucks County, PA.

“I’m really excited to be working with David again,” says Annie. “I just love his energy – as a person as well as in his writing and performing. I was just drawn to him. These shows are very different for me, and I think each one will be a really nice, classy evening.”

Annie’s distinguished artistic career underwent an entirely new “Renaissance” over the past two years. She successfully embarked upon an exploration in oil painting as a ‘Dream Expressionist,’ with transcendental creations that individually explore and channel the subconscious. She has been hoping to marry painting with music since she first put brush to canvas.

Annie and Sancious already have begun to write songs based on her paintings, some of which will be performed on the acoustic tour. Plans are afoot for a live CD from the tour, followed by a studio CD with Sancious that encompasses more of Annie’s paintings. The tour will also feature Renaissance songs, Annie’s solo material and Sancious’ solo work.

“For now, this is all I’m interested in doing musically,” says Annie. “I’m doing it with David because it’s special.”