Annie Lou


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present the multiple-award nominee and contemporary old-time folk quartet Annie Lou in concert.

Annie Lou plays original string-band music that is rooted in tradition and is a vibrant celebration of our culture and our times that moves the heart as well as the feet.

"Annie Lou's music is loose and playful, intense and breezy;
performed by a smart woman and her highly polished sizzling band."

John Apice - No Depression Magazine

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Tickets available (January 15) at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl
(Bach & Beyond is now at 1724 Badham Blvd)

Click here to see poster.

Annie Lou is fronted by, and built around, the original songwriting of Anne Louise Genest. Her works are an irresistible collection of musical delights that showcase her ongoing evolution as an artist, with deep nods to classic country, mountain ballads, early southern banjo, bluegrass and old-time tunes. Noted for her exceptional songwriting, solid rhythm guitar-playing, and great big vocals, she has been touring major festivals and venues both nationally and internationally for several years. After twenty years of living in the Yukon woods, Anne Louise has recently relocated to the balmier shores of Vancouver Island.

The Annie Lou band is comprised of three of Canada's finest roots musicians and features:

Max Heineman (upright bass/vocals) from Toronto has been singing since he can remember and started playing bass at the age of twelve. He is a natural fit for the band with his solid bass-playing, but more notably for his powerful voice with a rare gift of emotional commitment. As well as than playing with Annie Lou and pursuing other paths, Max is a member of The Foggy Hogtown Boys.

Andrew Collins (mandolin/fiddle/vocals) from Toronto is a founding member of a couple of Canada's most celebrated string bands; The Creaking Tree String Quartet and The Foggy Hogtown Boys. He is a prolific composer, performer, educator, and accomplished multi-instrumentalist.

Sarah Hamilton (fiddle/vocals), originally from Whitehorse but now living in Toronto, was surrounded by old-time music and bluegrass from an early age. She is the daughter of accomplished Yukon musician and producer Bob Hamilton (Hungary Hill/The Undertakin' Daddies). She has toured nationally and internationally, as a driving force in The Done Gone String Band, and accompanied groups that have included Reuben And The Dark and Spencer Jo.

Listen here.

Videos here.

Web site here.