http://skopemag.com/2011/12/06/anni-piper-offers-a-blues-alternative-to-christmas-tunes Join me as I talk with Anni from halfway across the globe about her album ‘Chasin Tail’, her love for blues, how she got started, and so much more!.......
Anni Piper has a blues snarl and snap that comes off her voice so clearly on record that you could swear you feel a little spray of spit hit your face. Despite the onslaught of sound, it is a three piece in there making all that noise on Chasin’ Tail. Anni strikes a bass pose, Reuben Alexander compliments here in the rhythm department on drums and Sam Buckley fills all the spaces in between with planet ravishing guitar licks.
Chasin’ Tail rattles with power. “Highway Time” dances with a funky ass guitar for on a road trip that keeps its foot to the floor, “Amazon” boogies as a background for Anni’s voice as it plays tag with guitar notes, “Hide Away” rides hard across country blues, “Bleeding Heart Tattoo” stutters and steps as its narrator heads for the door and “Dreamcatcher” shows what happens when the blues kids take a nap in the prog rock room. Anni Piper plays sharp Blues from her Australia home base. Chasin’ Tail makes sure that the next sound you hear will be a blues rock thunder from down under.
Friday, June 11, 2010 Annie Piper "Chasin Tail"
From the first cluster of guitar notes this cd grabbed my attention, and then a wonderful thing happened--Annie Piper began to sing. She has the kind of voice and delivery that goes straight to your heart. The music is passionate in-your-face blues and blues rock, played well and best heard LOUD. The songs are originals, along with ripping good covers of Freddie King's "Hideaway" and Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child Slight Return." If you are a fan of Janiva Magness just go buy this cd immediately--Annie Piper will, as my friend Don says, melt your face right off. The band is Sam Buckley on guitar, Annie Piper on vocals and bass, and Reuben Alexander on drums. Good stuff.
This cd is on Blues Leaf Records. Posted by Bruce at 9:10 AM
Anni Piper's first music video from her 2010 release "Chasin' Tail" is now online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMiosvio9k
I was pleasantly surprised when I received this album "Chasin' Tail" from the enchanting Australian blues artist Anni Piper, who offers distinctive and fascinating velvety vocals and plays the bass guitar, winning blues fans around the world. This project has been published by Black Market Music (Australia) & Blues Leaf Records (USA). I admit, I'm so glad this great album just arrived from Australia. It is an indisputable fact that the blues musicians in the remote of Australia are wonderfully creative and what is even more important that their work is marked and clearly determined by the quality. Every now and then from Australia come great musicians; from the jazzy orjenitiranih such as enticing Tal Winkelfeld, or the traditionally oriented Ash Grunwald, & stylized Glen Terry, to all the other acclaimed musicians and bands who are working tirelessly, performing and recording materials which should draw attention to their work. Anni Piper is already known because of her inaugural album in 2004. "Jailbait", enter truly great unrest among the many who, in one way or another, dealing with the blues. But as if that was not enough, came the new album "Texas Hold 'Em", in 2007. Years and over and over again we were all on our knees! And this latest "Chasin' Tail", published by Black Market Music (& Blues Leaf Records), will win the world's blues scene. Anni Piper opsebujnim her style of playing bass guitar and vocals, breaking everything in its way. Her band consists of musicians who know very well their job and have accordingly recorded songs which attract attention due to both both the strength of the songs and their superb performance. The trio who played here include: Anni Piper - Vocals & Bass Sam Buckley - guitar Reuben Alexander - drums. On the other hand, Anni's blues & roots has overwhelmed us all that have had the privilege and opportunity to meet with her previous albums. Anni will certainly achieve great success with this latest album, which is a great job from producer Rich Piper. Anni's album "Chasin' Tail" gives us the opportunity to convince many that these deep blues musicians are the best that can be found in the blues. It has a unique ability to deeply impress the audience with their new songs. Of the eleven tracks, there are three famous blues covers (If You Be My Baby, Hide Away, and Voodoo Child (Slight Return). Affordable and very light, but no doubt, extremely effective and powerful presentation form, have made this album accept everyone, even those who do not like the blues too. It is for this reason, Anni should be given due respect and we should do everything so that more people can hear her album, "Chasin' Tail". The radio show BLUES FOR YOU will be the starting point for the promotion of this great album. Anni uses this album and takes on a fantastic journey, and shows us her progress in every way. I simply can not decide which is better or more effective: her vocals, her bass playing or her undeniably strong composition potential. Anni Piper has come so far in her short career so far and is just starting to really heat things up! Well, just wondering ... what will happen later? If it continues like this, we can expect the right to madness! RECOMMENDATION: If you like the blues I am confident that you will not doubt or have second thoughts that Anni Piper, with her skillful presentation of absolutely original blues roots, will simply win all those who hear the album "Chasin' Tail". Anni Piper - "Chasin Tail" Author: Mladen Loncar - Mike, Sunday, 07 March 2010
Any list of awesome Aussies should include Anni Piper. She's an authentic roots blues rocker, and the highest compliment would probably be that she sounds 100% American. Her latest release is "Chasin' Tail," and one of her first was "Jailbait." She sure knows the American way with a catchy album title. And yes, that's her to your left. Which is as close as you'll ever get. Since only a rude and rabid Tasmanian Devil would cop a track off a brand new release, there's nothing from "Chasin' Tail" below. Instead, you get the song "Jailbait," a sample of her down-under wares which should be more than enough to get you piping hot for Anni, and ready to go "Chasin' Tail." She's so hot she'll probably be banned from Canada due to global warming concerns. When "Jailbait" first arrived, a nyuking Canuck at the The Edmonton Sun burned brightly for her: "Anni Piper's inner CD sleeve is quite obviously designed -- successfully -- to make men drool over the statuesque Australian Blues Mama. Then she starts singing, and all sorts of other tingly things happen. Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It's soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor..." Anni's interest in music began when she was, well, jailbait. She was in school when she heard a memorable tune: "It was Paul Butterfield Blues Band playing "Born in Chicago." I knew straight away this was the direction I was heading." "Jailbait" won glowing reviews in 2005, and she followed it two years later with "Texas Hold 'Em," a title that had the average viewer figuring she was born in the Lone Star state, except…neither album had been released in the U.S.A. Her American debut would come in 2009 via the indie "Two's Company," compiling the best tracks from her first two albums. And now, 2010, there's "Chasin' Tail." So if you're chasin' Anni Piper, you have some catching up to do. ANNI PIPER JAILBAIT Posted by Ill Folks at 7:45 AM Monday, March 29, 2010
This Australian artist has, with her fantastic Texas blues-rock power trio, released her fourth CD since her beginnings with "Jailbait" back in 2004. That predilection for the Texan sound you may have already discovered from her aptly named second CD, "Texas Hold 'Em". In this new piece of "Tail", Anni cannot hide “Chasin” her admiration for the Texan guitar gods! Eleven songs are found on the CD and contain covers of Hendrix’ "Voodoo Child”, Fleetwood Mac’s "If You Be My Baby ", and Freddy King 's “Hideway”. When we hear the first notes of the opener "Amazon", we are reminded a great deal of Stevie Ray's “Scuttle Buttin”..but that’s not a bad thing, certainly for the lover of pure guitar-blues rock it is a great deal of enjoyment! Anni is an excellent bassist who stands equally with many of her male colleagues, and her pure alto voice sits so nicely in the songs that they write. The new duo, of excellent guitarist Sam Buckley and drummer Reuben Alexander, ensure that typical 1970s trio power-rock sound; songs such as "The Whistleblower" and "Chasin’ Tail" reminiscent of bands such as Cream and Rory Gallagher. But primarily it is, as I have said, the Texas sound of the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who is her inspiration for her songs. More than that, the fact is that “down under” she is known as "the Aussie girl waving a Texas flag". Anni Piper demonstrates with her fourth release that she is one of Australia’s top blues acts. (RON)
http://www.livingblues.com/radio/200radio.html Living Blues Radio Chart - 3/1/09 1.Shemekia Copeland, Never Going Back, Telarc/Blues 2.Bobby Jones, Comin' Back Hard, Delta Groove 3.Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, Havin' The Last Word, Alligator 4.John Nemeth, Love Me Tonight, Blind Pig 5.Guy Davis, Sweetheart Like You, Red House 6.Billy Flynn, Blues Drive, Land O' Blues 7.Ruthie Foster, The Truth According To Ruthie Foster, Blue Corn 8.The Nighthawks, American Landscape, Powerhouse 9.Damon Fowler, Sugar Shack, Blind Pig 10.Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, A Night In Woodstock, Mojo Rodeo 11.Derek Trucks, Already Free, Victor 12.The Soul Of John Black, Black John, Eclecto Groove 13.Luther Kent, Bobby Bland Songbook, Vetter 14.Gina Sicilia, Hey Sugar, Swingnation/Vizztone 15.Joe Louis Walker, Witness To The Blues, Stony Plain 16.Mitch Kashmar, Live At Labatt, Delta Groove 17.Sweet Claudette, That Man's Got To Go, No Cover 18.Susan Tedeschi, Back To The River, Verve Forecast 19.Mark T. Small, Screamin' & Cryin' The Blues, Whaling City Sound 20.Taj Mahal, Maestro, Heads Up Int'l 21.Anni Piper, Two's Company, Blues Leaf 22.S.E. Willis, Taproot, Mr. Suchensuch 23.Jorma Kaukonen, River Of Time, Red House 24.Elvin Bishop, The Blues Rolls On, Delta Groove 25.B.B. King, One Kind Favor, Geffen
http://www.soundguardian.com/soundguardian/blues-corner/anni-piper-%11-%27two%27s-company%27/ Mladen Lončar - Mike, Četvrtak, 29 Siječanj 2009 Iz daleke nam Australije dolazi još jedna izuzetna blues umjetnica Anni Piper, koja svojim baršunastim vokalom i fascinirajućom svirkom bas gitare na zadnjem studijskom albumu Two’s Company, moram priznati na mah osvaja blues fanove diljem svijeta, a za to je zaslužna diskografska kuća Blues Leaf Records. Svako malo iz daleke nam Australije dolaze izvrsni glazbenici, kako jazzy određeni, poput zamamne Tal Winkelfeld, tako i tradicionalno orijentiranog Ash Grunwalda, preko stiliziranog Glen Terryja pa i mnogih drugih zapaženih glazbenika i bandova. Anni Piper nije kako se to kaže kod nas ‘od jučer’, jer već njezin nastupni album iz 2004. Jailbait, unio je doista veliki nemir među mnoge koje se bave bluesom na ovaj ili onaj način. No, kao da to nije bilo dovoljno usljedio je novi album Texas Hold ‘Em, 2007. godine i opetovano su svi bili na koljenima. Anni Piper svojim opsebujnim stilom sviranja bas gitare, ali i vokalom lomi sve pred sobom. Njezin band čine glazbenici, koji jako dobro znaju svoj posao i shodno tome snimljene pjesme plijene pozornost, kako svojom snagom tako i suptilnošću izvedbe. S druge pak strane Anni svojim blues izričajem osvaja sve one koji su imali privilegiju, ali i mogućnost da se susretnu sa njezinim albumima. Anni Piper počela je svirati električnu gitaru sa 12 godina, no već u 14.godini dobiva bas gitaru te se totalno posvećuje ‘novoj ljubavi’. Sa svojih navršenih 19. godina Anni se opredjeljuje za blues duboko inspirirana Paul Butterfield Blues Bandom. Nakon nastupnog albuma iz 2004. godine, već slijedeće osvaja Australian Blues Music Awards u kategoriji Best New Talent- najbolji novi talent (izvođač). (Klikni na fotografiju za uvećani prikaz) Svojim albumom Texas Hold ‘Em doslovno ruši sve ograde i otvara apsolutno nove glazbene vidike, koji ju ubrajaju među vodeće blues glazbenike Australije. Ubrzo potom, njezini albumi postaju dio brojnih playlista u Americi, Kanadi, Europi i Južnoj Africi. Tijekom 2008. ponovo ima nominaciju Australian Blues Music (Chain) Awards u kategoriji Best Female Vocal – najbolji ženski vokal. Svojim predanim i izuzetno uspješnim radom Anni je zaslužila i potpisala ugovor sa Blues Leaf Records u lipnju 2008. godine. Plod te suradnje je njezin najnoviji studijski uradak album Two’s Company, koji je realziran tijekom siječnja ove godine od strane Blues Leaf Records. Anni je snimila ovaj album uz pomoć sljedećih glazbenika: Album Two’s Company daje nam prigodu da se uvjerimo koliko ova blues glazbenica duboko filtrira ono najbolje što se može naći u bluesu. Svojom jedinstvenom sposobnošću duboko impresionira slušatelje svojim novim pjesmama od dvanaest odabranih skladbi samo su dvije obrade poznatih blues covera (Blues Before Sunrise i Watchdog). Pristupačna i vrlo lagana, ali i nedvojbeno, izrazito efektna prezentacijska forma, učinile su da ovaj album vrlo brzo prihvaćaju svi, čak i oni koji ne vole pretjerano blues. Upravo iz toga razloga, Anni treba odati dužno poštovanje te učiniti sve kako bi što više ljudi čulo njezin album Two’s Company. Anni nas ovim albumom vodi na fantastično putovanje, onako usput pokazuje nam koliko je napredovala u svakom pogledu, jednostavno se ne mogu odlučiti što je bolje ili efektnije da li njezin vokal, njezina svirka na basu ili neosporno jaki skladateljski potencijal. Pred Anni Piper još je daleko putovanje, bilo da se radi o njezinom profesionalnom razvoju ili karijeri, koja se tek zahuktava. Ma, jednostavno se pitam… što će tek biti kasnije? PREPORUKA: Ako ste blues fan vjerujem da nećete dvojiti niti sekunde, Anni Piper svojom vrsnom prezentacijom apsolutno originalnog blues izričaja, jednostavno mora osvojiti sve one koji poslušaju album Two’s Company. Više o svemu možete saznati na :