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.

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.


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
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 readings from his book, "Watermelon Wine".  If you've been wondering what has happened to country music, come listen.

No Cover, great atmosphere and what looks to be a beautiful autumn night.

A gift included here to all http://anneedechant.com mailing list members: "The Sun Coming In"….

*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 walked myself to 5 Points Pizza while wearing a fleece!  It felt good. 

Kris Kristofferson @ The Ryman, Sept. 13, 2014

Summer was a whirlwind! 

June, included one of my favorite performances of the season, a benefit at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ  http://www.thealucc.org

In July I played before fireworks shows in Avon Lake (thank you Mayor Zilka) and Cleveland (thank you Bruce Davenport Orendorf and Cleveland Aquarium).  You know what?  You CANNOT compete with fireworks.  I don’t care how good your songs are or your band or your voice.  No matter what you do, people are looking over the trees or over the Cuyahoga River, waving complimentary stars and stripes distributed by a cute boy in a baseball cap, and praying for 9:45PM....I can’t compete with America!!!  HA!


After all that jazz, Erin and I packed all four pets into the Ford Escape, hooked a boat to the hitch and headed back up I65 N and over the Peace Bridge for our planned trip to Canada.  We had a house flood in the spring and so had been to Canada once already. 

Loaded and Locked

Iris, Adam and Eve.  They're pissed...

'Cause Guffman always gets to drive...



We all had a Gr8 time with and our dear friends from “Reasons and Rhymes Day Care”, where I taught (really I played all day!) for 13 years while beginning and carrying on with my career in music.  I love those kids!   R&R graduates, Ms. Anne E. thinks of you often thanks you and loves you.


Here are some of the gals lit up my life many many years ago

Mindy, Susan, Theresa, Julie and Donna - ON, CA

Amongst all of this,
Eve, survived a heart worm, Guffman healed from a poke in the eye,

 Guffman the Great!


...we enjoyed the very little time we had with friends in Nashville and a little time with family friends and band back in Cleveland.  Add to that some August shows, some etc. etc. and that was summer.  I bet YOU have a story that involves as much, probably more.Lord, I’m glad I don’t have kids...ones that can talk.   

I am looking back and gratefully celebrating it all...


Opening Ceremonies GG9, Aug. 9, 2014, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH

The summer of 2014 included my performance of “Girls and Airplanes” at The 9th Gay Games hosted by the cities of Cleveland and Akron in my home state, Ohio.  It’s incredible to think, I wrote “Second Class Citizen”
http://anneedechant.com/music (“Spoiler”...it’s sad) in response to the awful Defense of Marriage Act (2004), and 10 years later was standing in front of 12,000 lovely, warm and peaceful bad ass soldiers for justice, singing “Girls and Airplanes” (GG9 version  - FREE download to all of you on my mailing list) http://anneedechant.com/music .  


Click below to watch the band and me on Fox 8 (ironic) Morning Show Video Aug. 12, 2014


I am honored to have been asked to share "Girls and Airplanes" with my community and to see it celebrating the change it and our cities of Cleveland and Akron have become.  We celebrated with 47 countries!  It’s quite a thing to witness a result of years of love and effort.  HURRAY!!!  We have more miles to go, but we are marching on together.  I’m so very proud.  Thank you GG9 for asking me to be a part of it all.  Thank you to this beautiful man...


Tom Pike  Culture Manager Gay Games Board of Directors


and this beautiful lady




Michelle DeLozier Gay Games Board of Directors


for bringing me up at that big planning committee meeting table.  OX!



So proud our Nancy, a multi-medalist in Rowing. 
Gold in mixed 8, Bronze, Women’s 4, Bronze, Women’s 8

Nancy Pirrone with longtime buddy, Gail Clements...at the GG9 Medal Ceremony @ Rivergate Park, home of The Cleveland Rowing Foundation http://www.clevelandrows.org



Proud of Dart competitors (That’s right, darts!), who saw my Instagram post from Flannery’s (downtown Cleveland) after the Opening Ceremonies and came over to say hello.  Loved it!!!!!

"Bent Tips" and "Bullseye Girls" - Debra Clawson, Karen Carson, Kathy McGlone, Terry Austin w/yours truly,  Aug. 9, 2014 Flannery's downtown Cleveland.


Hold on now.  I've got one more trip to Cleveland/Avon Lake/Lakewood coming up right quick!  Here's next weekend...


*The Barking Spider on Fri., Sept. 26 @ 10pm

*Lakewood Library Sat., Sept. 27th @ 1pm w/award winning author, Frye Gaillard

*Mustard Seed Cafe (Akron) Sun., Sept. 28 @ 11:30am-2:30pm



Go to www.anneedechant.com and you’ll see more about.

I can name these guys.  Can YOU?  Who's the little sister?

THANK YOU THANK YOU to you all.  I sure did have a time with you summer of 2014.

If you need a reminder of the...

Listen to the kick ass theme song


SALE SALE SALE!  END OF SUMMER SALE  BUY THIS TANK and you'll remember it all.



Oh, and one more…me and "Hannah Banana" @ My Lock 3 show.  Thank you my darling niece, Hannah for helping to sell my merchandise on Aug. 13.  Hannah later commented, "Anne E.'s fans are so nice.  They really like her."  I feel like Sally Field!  I really like you too OX….

"Anna Banana" and "Hannah Banana" Aug. 13, 2014, Lock 3 (Akron OH)

I’m looking forward to sharing much more music with you!  


God Bless all you songwriters, singers, poets and dreamers. OX 


DeChant OUT!!!

pssst....think new Anne E. DeChant CD, 2015....

GG9 Opening Ceremonies 

How much fun it was to come home to such a welcoming family!  We loved being at the start of something great, for our community and for the larger Cleveland-Akron community as well.  

Early Morning Sound Check
 Think we're ready for the night!


Old Trucks kick ass! Get "The Worth of Water" written by Anne E. DeChant and Jon Roniger 

"looked like grandpa's flatbed Chevy (I KNOW ITS A FORD!....but U GET the idea eh?) chrome and forest green...." From the song, "The Worth of Water" written by Anne E DeChant & Jon Roniger. Download now. (from July 14, 2014 @ 10:54pm till July 15 @ 10:54pm pay what you want.)   Scroll to bottom of this or any page to see music player and click »| till you find it. Enjoy AWESOME friends! Thanks Greg's Automotive (Nashville TN) for having such cool trucks and cars for me to dream about. 

What a great week/weekend. It's all about the music 

I'm always amazed how great it feels to sing songs I've written, enjoy the great talent of the people I work with and connect with the beautiful people who give me the time of day and let me tell them some of my stories through music.  It truly is THE universal language!  

Thanks to all of you who came out to Natalie's in Columbus to hear me introduce some of my new material and get my sea legs so to speak.  Loved hearing RJ Cowdery and J. Scott Franklin (check them both out!).  

An awesome night at THe Barking Spider.  A night like Friday (the 13th nonetheless)  is my life in music at its very best.  You don't need a stadium. You don't need thousands of dollars.  You need to connect  with your music and your music with the people sitting in front of you.  Then we all connect and for me, that's living in the moment.  That's a nice place to be.  I am grateful

House Concert on June 14th?  Awesome.  

Duck Tape Fest?  Awesome 2!  We'll be back.

Today, a little book work and then an evening with my dad fishing on Lake Erie.  Gorgeous night.  No Walleye but oh what a wonderful sky!

Can't wait for this week's line up beginning Thursday at The Akron Art Museum and finishing at The AVon Lake United Church of Christ, helping to raise funds to support the  "New Horizons" service youth band,  

See you all soon!
Anne E.

Friday hang with sunshine 

Just enjoying a great day in East Nashville, working out on the back porch.  My good neighbor Chris Austin got me hooked up with Instagram. Now I can be a post junkie.  Also, you may start seeing film footage from my shows compliments of GoPro.  You'll have backstage access and on stage access for Indigo Girls show in August.  Can't wait.  Chris, you're awesome.


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