Anne Claire Niver Album Release August 31, 7:00 pm
Anne Claire Niver Album Release with Sam Frazier and blueberry in The Crown
North Carolina artist Anne-Claire writes music influenced by her love of soul divas and intimate singer-songwriters. Currently celebrating the release of her new album I Still Look For You (August 3, 2018) Anne-Claire ventures further into personal songwriting with a soulful sensibility. Anne-Claire‘s music is rich and melody-driven, paired with lyrics that use magic as metaphor and emotional empowerment as a guide. Mixing organic instruments with synthetic sounds enhances the dreamlike quality of her work. Anne-Claire brings a unique and exciting sound – danceable and emotive, plaintive and fun, percussive and romantic.
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Sam Frazier is a guitarist (and pianist and bassist), singer and songwriter from Greensboro, NC. He has released two solo CDs (Half a Million Years and Sam Frazier). He was a member of the band Tornado with whom he released a long playing record album (First Alert) and a CD (When a Breeze Breaks Your Bones). He has also performed and recorded with Martha Bassett (The Goodbye Party, Magnificat, Mortal Flesh), The Piedmont Songbag (Try and Spread Some Cheer), Bruce Piephoff (Hamburger Square, The Chestnut Tree, Clockwork), Lisa Dames, The Numbers, The Prizzi’s House Band, The Sky Kings, Mary Lyon (Hopscotch) and The Hall Monitors. He has opened shows for Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, America, The Funky Meters, The Duhks, The Del McCrory Band, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Eric Church, Craig Morgan, Root Boy Slim and others. The Side Effects are Chris Micca (Lake Isle, The Malamondos, Little Mascara, Brad Brooks) on bass and Cliff Greeson (Tornado, Swamp Cats, Dakota Joe, Doby) on drums. They play material from the aforementioned CDs along with funky/bluesy interpretations of other people’s music. Some folks like to listen and some folks like to dance!
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French composer Maurice Ravel is supposed to have once remarked to film director Jean Cocteau that he could only appreciate a piece which had been “bathed in sonorous fluid.” blueberry makes futuristic indie pop adrift on an ocean of luscious sound, built on the belief that beautiful is best.
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