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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. 


Having won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s (MBAS) Blues Performer of the Year 2023 (Solo/Duo Category) Scionti represented the MBAS at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis TN, USA in January 2024. This will be followed up with release of her new single ‘Faker’ on 1 February 2024 and a new album set for release later in 2024.


JUNKBOX RACKET is Scionti’s most recent album. When left alone with a bunch of guitars out comes a collection of songs that are rebellious and raw and give you a reason to get up and dance! Recordedin 2020 it includes ten songs played on six uniquely crafted hand-made cigar box guitars and Anna’s 1960’s Gibson melody maker! 


Scionti’s other releases include: 2019 album ‘Orphan Diary’ and her 2017 self-titled EP. ‘Orphan Diary’ debuted at No.4 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts, spent seven months in the top 20, andwas a nominee for ‘Best Blues Album’ at the 2019 Music Victoria Awards. 


Having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues players as part of the touring Blues Guitar Roadshow, Scionti is a regular on The Blues Train and at festivals some of which include: Blues On Broadbeach (QLD), Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), National Folk Festival (ACT), Gympie Music Muster (QLD), Mitchell Creek Rock ‘n Blues Festival (QLD), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Echuca Winter Blues Festival (VIC), Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (VIC), Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival (VIC), Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues (VIC), Boolarra Folk Festival (VIC),St Kilda Blues Festival (VIC) and Byron Bay Bluesfest (NSW) as part of the Blue Empress All-Stars.

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