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Summer Means Blackberries! Shows in Portland in August

I'm heading up to my hometown of Portland in a couple of weeks for some blackberry pie, fresh air and family time. While I'm up there I have a couple of shows planned. For those of you in the Pacific Northwest, please check my website for details on shows at the Alhambra Theatre and Music Millenium, as well as an exclusive CD release event at a private residence.

As always, you can buy my new CD 'January' - and my three previous releases - online or download from iTunes - just go to my website for the links (including info on how to get an AUTOGRAPHED copy directly from me!) http://annycelsi.com/products.html

Thank you for listening! Anny

Under Arizona skies....again

Hey friends...summer is nearly over but there's time to squeeze in one more road trip - this one along Route 66 to Flagstaff, where after a couple of days ogling the Grand Canyon I will be putting my son Ivan on a train to Chicago to start his life in college.

Some years back we journeyed together along that same road in the opposite direction, on the way home from a New Mexico tour. While he slept in the passenger seat, lightning cracked above us and I found a station playing Native American drums. We met two guys along the way who had a human cannonball act and were driving their cannon to the next circus town. That night became the inspiration for the song 'The Night She Learned to Drive,' which is on the album 'Tangle-Free World.'

I'm then headed down to Tucson, where I'll be playing a solo acoustic set at The Red Room. Please come on down if you're in the area, or let your Arizona friends know.

Happy trails,


New Single Hollywood Waltz

Anny Celsi’s new single is a cover of an undiscovered gem by Peter Holsapple (The DB’s, The Continental Drifters), sung as a duet with Nelson Bragg (of Brian Wilson’s Band), who also produced the track. Along with Bragg on acoustic guitar, drums and percussion, it features the talents of Eric Heywood on pedal steel (Son Volt, The Pretenders, Ray LaMontagne), Danny McGough on Wurlitzer, Lowrey and Vox keyboards (Social Distortion, Ramsay Midwood, Tom Waits) and Brett Simons on double bass (The Brian Wilson Band). Anny and Nelson are on tour in Europe from February 26 through March 29, with shows in Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland and England. They’ll be joined along the way by Roland Wolff (of Riviera), Duncan Maitland (psych-pop sensation out of Dublin) and the Midlands' own powerpop favorite son, Richard Snow. Full tour schedule can be found at http://annycelsi.com/calendar.html Ragazza Music – Los Angeles, CA Email: ragazza@annycelsi Websites: www.annycelsi.com www.myspace.com/annycelsi Facebook: http://on.fb.me/ga22Pl Twitter: @annycelsi Skype: anny.celsi ReverbNation: http://goo.gl/6jhMN Anny's YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/annycelsi