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Hello and thank you for stopping by.  You've reached the stomping grounds of me, Singer/Songwriter, Anne E. DeChant.

My singing style?  Scott Shriner, of Record Publishing Co. puts it best.

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DeChant doesn’t sound like Sheryl Crow. She doesn’t sound like the Indigo Girls, or the Dixie Chicks, or any of the other acts I’ve heard her likened to. She’s a woman with her own distinct voice, her own unmistakable style. She sounds like Anne E. DeChant. And nobody — nobody — sounds like Anne E. DeChant as well as she does. 

My performance style?  The Cleveland Plain Dealer puts it best..

…"Now there's a woman with a fire in her belly"

 My writing style?  I'll give that to Nashville's Scene Magazine. 

... "her songs, enriched by her political consciousness, nail blue-collar grit in a way few writers do, like her stellar mid-tempo country number “Home To Me,” which zeroes in on the perspective of a teenage girl whose family lost their trailer in a tornado.”

It ain't all trailers and tornados though.   There are a few pick up trucks and girls and airplanes too.   There's also the occasional 'silly love song'!  So come on in, traipse around a bit, listen to some tunes, check out my blog for the latest news and revelations (they are vast. Ha!), pick up a t-shirt, a hat, or download my CDs.  And please find a joint where you can come hear me live.   I'm glad you're here.  If I could offer you a cold beer (not a virtual one cause that's as useless as an O'Douls) I would!  


You're beautiful. Rock On!

Anne E.

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Thank You Cleveland! 



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Welcome all new comers to the Anne E. DeChant mailing list.

Thanks to all of you who came out to The Barking Spider on Fri., the 13th to listen to my show.  Kelly, Pete and I had a great time as usual and it was so good to see so… Read more

Watch New Video from Lock 3 Live Performance (Indigo Girls Opener Aug. 2014) 

  Well,

It took months, but I finally got my act together and have my YouTube Channel up and running with content.  Here is a link to my show this past summer at Lock 3 opening for the Indigo Girls.  The song is "Out There" written by me, Sandy Ramos and Jenni Schaefer.  Check out my tribute to Sally Ride and my "How… Read more

March 3, 2015 - Barking Spider Next Weekend, Grafton Correctional Institution, New CD in the works 


Greetings from Nashville!

The roller coaster ride of winter 2015 continues for all of us and I know that the thought of warmer temps., no snow and the smell of the backyard barbecue is on our minds....Out like a lion for sure!  Remember though, it going "out".

I suggest that those of you in the Cleveland area should confront this clinging winter and brighten up next weekend with a show at The Barking Spider (www.barkingspider.com)  Kelly, Pete and I will be there next Friday night (March 13 @10pm).  I'm… Read more

Feb., 2015 - Glimpses of Spring, NEW CD! 

Good morning,

 

 

This is the time of year when winter feels like it may just last forever.  The holidays are over and the new year is in full swing and I find myself saying, enough already!  I try to think about tulips and Steelhead Trout and spring fishing in the Rocky River.  

 

 

Photo by Mike Durkalec @ clevelandmetroparks.com

I don't know who the woman is in this photo but way to go girl!

 

 

Yesterday, Nashville enjoyed a glimpse of spring with a sunny, 60 degree day.  It was… Read more

Winter/Holiday Sale!  

Save November 20 thru December 15!
Discounts on all winter hats, CDs and summer tank.

Reduced shipping costs.

Buy a Summer 2014 tank, get a "One Voice, One Guitar" Christmas CD (Vol. II) and an Anne E. DeChant chapstick for FREE!

Spend $10.00 or more and get a "One Voice, One Guitar" Christmas CD (Vol. II) and an Anne E. DeChant chapstick for FREE!

VISIT www.anneedechant.com/store 
              

Nov. 20, 2014, Holiday Sale, Oh Canada, Peace and Quiet 

Brrrrrr!  Coming to you from a snowsuit in windy, snow covered Ontario!

Good morning and Merry Christmas!  Ha!  I know a lot of you cannot stand the cold and snow but I must say I love it!  It has always given me a sense of well-being, like the Tonight Show or Modern Family....Maybe it's memories of the snowy winters of the 1970's and waking up on my own (not my mom's voice or at 7am) knowing that school had been cancelled once again.  That has to be one of THE BEST feelings ever!  Can I get an Amen?  I'm… Read more

What are YOU doing tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 26, 2014)? I have and idea…. 

Good Morning.  You're beautiful. 
What are YOU doing with your hard earned Friday night?  I have an idea…. Anne E. DeChant @ Barking Spider Tavern
(11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland OH  44102)
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
10PM
No Cover-pass the Hat

Join Anne E. Pete, and Kelly.  Hear some new songs, sing along with some favorites, and enjoy the antics. 
Special guest, award winning author (and co-writer of Anne E.'s, "The Sun Coming In" and "Go Get Joe"), Frye Gaillard http://fryegaillard.blogspot.com , will share some… Read more

*September 2014 Newsletter, "Super Moons and Whirlwinds" 

Good morning!  I hope you’re living inside a great day wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.


Summer has “begun to soon descend, like the sun into the sea” (Kris Kristofferson, “Feeling Mortal”) and fall has risen like a harvest moon….

Harvest Moon, Sept. 8, 2014, South Union, KY Photo by Lynne Thomas.    COURTESY OF WWW.JRN.COM http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/galleries/September-Harvest-Moon-274478341.html  

 

Friday night after going to see the wise and wonderful Mr. Kristofferson @ The Ryman, I… Read more

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Anne E DeChant

Adam's Memorial Library, 212 College St., Woodbury TN 37190

 

Join Anne E. and award winning author, Frye Galliard for Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music Award-winning Nashville songwriter Anne E. DeChant teams with Alabama author Frye Gaillard for “Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music,” a unique program of reading and song. In his award-winning book, Watermelon Wine, Gaillard maintains that great songwriters, like DeChant, explore the depths of the human heart with all the subtlety and feeling of our finest novelists and poets. Gaillard will present brief readings from his works, setting the literary context for Anne E.’s all-acoustic rendition of her songs.

Age limit: All ages

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Independence Day Celebration Avon Lake Ohio

Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Rd., Avon Lake OH 44012

 

Anne E. travels to her hometown to celebrate the July 4th weekend. Join Anne E. and her band at beautiful Weiss Field. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket (concessions available) and enjoy the annual Color Guard presentation/commemoration, a song by the Avon Lake High School Chorus, Anne E and her band and then, Fireworks!!!

Rain Date: July 5th

Free and open to the public Age limit: All ages

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Anne E DeChant

The Barking Spider, 11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland OH

 

Join Anne E., Pete and Kelly at one of THE best music rooms in Cleveland. It's a cozy, great listening room with great patio. Come enjoy a drink, time with friends and some great music. No cover-pass that (it's really a can).

Free pass the hat

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Waterelon Wine and the Poetry of Southern Music

West Feliciana Public Library, 5114 Burnett Rd., St. Francisville Louisiana 70775

 

Join Anne E. and award winning author, Frye Galliard for Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music Award-winning Nashville songwriter Anne E. DeChant teams with Alabama author Frye Gaillard for “Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music,” a unique program of reading and song. In his award-winning book, Watermelon Wine, Gaillard maintains that great songwriters, like DeChant, explore the depths of the human heart with all the subtlety and feeling of our finest novelists and poets. Gaillard will present brief readings from his works, setting the literary context for Anne E.’s all-acoustic rendition of her songs.

Age limit: All ages

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Sep13

Watermelon Wine and the Poetry of Southern Music

Hemingbough Arts Center, 10101 LA-965, St Francisville LA 70775

 

Award-winning Nashville songwriter Anne E. DeChant teams with Alabama author Frye Gaillard for “Watermelon Wine: The Poetry of Southern Music,” a unique program of reading and song. In his award-winning book, Watermelon Wine, Gaillard maintains that great songwriters, like DeChant, explore the depths of the human heart with all the subtlety and feeling of our finest novelists and poets. Gaillard will present brief readings from his works, setting the literary context for Anne E.’s all-acoustic rendition of her songs. DeChant and Gaillard have appeared together at such diverse venues as Belmont University, Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor in Franklin, TN, the University of South Alabama, Satori Coffee House in Mobile, AL, the Barking Spider in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Lakewood (Ohio) Public Library. More performances are scheduled for 2015.

www.hemingbough.com

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