My singing style? Scott Shriner, of Record Publishing Co. puts it best.
…"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!
Good Morning good morning to you all and welcome new mailing list members.
What a weekend. One by one support for my Indiegogo Campaign comes streaming in moving us toward my goal of $20,000. That's how we'll get there, steady as she goes, one by one. In just two weeks you have brought the total just $120 away… Read more
Well, we seem to be in a holding pattern at $8900.00. It's a fabulous accomplishment for just 9 days. Still we have more hoops to jump through in order to reach our goal of $20,000 and get this new record recorded and on the radio.
Good afternoon and a Happy Mothers Day to all of you being celebrated tomorrow.
On Thursday morning I sat behind my computer crying. I was overwhelmed with your kind and generous support for my Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign. So much love that all I could do was blubber. It felt good.
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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).
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.
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.