URBAN BLUES & ECLECTIC STEEL SLIDE
Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player who mixes it up on cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and six-string guitar.
The music Scionti makes is her own style steeped in blues, roots and rock. While absorbing influences from her favourite inspirational artists, Scionti walks her own creative path. Driving guitars and honey-soaked, gravel-infused vocals draw you deep in to her world of emotionally charged, electrified rhythmic tunes.
Having lost both her parents as a teenager, Scionti turned to music as an outlet. Her original songs tell stories of love, loss, and longing and are uninhibited, raw and unapologetic in their honesty. They are songs from the heart. Scionti’s latest album ‘Orphan Diary’ marks the follow up to her 2017 self-titled EP which debuted at No.2 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts.
Released in May 2019, ‘Orphan Diary’ debuted at No.4 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts, has spent seven months in the top 20, and was a nominee for ‘Best Blues Album’ at the 2019 Music Victoria Awards.
Having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues players, Scionti is a regular on the Blues Train and at festivals including Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), National Folk Festival (ACT), Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Festival (VIC), Gympie Music Muster (QLD), Echuca Winter Blues Festival (VIC), Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (VIC), Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival (VIC), and Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues (VIC)
Early 2020 will see Scionti heading back into the studio with a highly anticipated new album on the horizon.
Hot off the heels of her scorching new solo album, Orphan Diary, the Melbourne blues legend is enjoying an enormous 2019. Bounding between cigar box guitars, resonators, lap steels and stomps, Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee, FYI) is a defiantly unique and destructively captivating player. Her energy is patently poignant, every blunt, soul-thumping strum as powerful as can be. To that end, Scionti is a phenomenal vocalist with lyrics that hit hard and heavy – one worth making a special mark on your schedule for”.
Matt Doria - Australian Guitar Magazine (July 2019)
“An exceptional musician equally at home on electric and acoustic guitar, resonator and lap steel, Anna's refreshingly honest lyrics that tell of the tragic death of her parents during her teens, of finding solace in her music, tales of loss, love and fulfilment are enhanced by her emotionally charged guitar. My most played album of this month”.
Billy Pinnell - Billy Pinnell: The Music Show (May 2019)
“Festival and blues cafe favourite Anna Scionti has produced a hard hitting personal album. Burning valves, cigar box and resonator, Scionti does not hold back. Rising star on the blues scene down under”.
Salty Dog - Salty Dog Blues N Roots (June 2019)
“If you get the chance sit down and really listen to this album, it’s an astonishing piece of work simply because so many of the songs are very personal to Anna. She really tells a lot of her personal story. Very brave to put that out in song, but very, very powerful to listen to. I can’t recommend the album enough. Anna Scionti, Orphan Diary”.
Matt Frederick - The Juke Joint, PBS 106.7fm (May 2019)
Anna's latest album 'Orpan Diary' released on 1st May 2019 is available
for download or a CD can be sent direct to you via the online store.
ORPHAN DIARY - nominated for the 'Best Blues Album'
as part of the 2019 Music Victoria Awards!
(winners announced 20th November 2019)
Orphan Diary - available for download here: CDBABY.com
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