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Annie Patterson Recordings

Just out! "Make Your Move", Annie's first solo jazz/blues recording. This EP contains 4 songs (3 jazz, 1 blues). She is accompanied by 5 outstanding side musicians. The EP includes Isn't It a Lovely Day, Here in My Arms, Never Make Your Move Too Soon and Slow Boat to China. Annie has been singing jazz for over 30 years with her band Girls from Mars, but this is her first solo recording. 

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Annie is currently at work on a new CD with Charlie King. The CD will be recorded live at a concert in Leverett MA on Sunday evening, October 7th. Watch here for more details soon!

Annie's jazz trio Girls from Mars released a great new jazz recording Return to Planet Swing in 2017.  She has sung with the swing trio Girls from Mars (previously known as Big Nite Out) for many years. Girls from Mars are coming to Washington DC and Philadelphia this November 2018! Check out their website for calendar updates on their upcoming 2019 Southwest and New England tours.

Annie's folk CDs:

Mountain Side (2012) was produced by Jim Henry and includes vocals by The Nields, Tracy Grammer, Mary Witt, & Claire Taylor.  Contains 13 of Annie's favorite songs out of Rise Up Singing including songs by Jean Ritchie, Si Kahn, Pete Seeger, and Michael Smith. (If you prefer to order mp3 files: Mountain Side downloads from CDBaby)

Meet Me by the Moonlight (2005) includes banjo tunes, 2 of Annie's own compositions, a stunning a capella rendition of "Bonnie Light Horseman" and a round, The Creation of Eä, with lyrics from a poem by Ursula LeGuin.  (Meet Me by the Moonlight downloads from CDBaby.)

Deep Roots (1995). Thousands of Annie's fans have loved this first recording of Annie's for its song selection, simplicity and beautiful arrangements. It features Annie singing alone and accompanying herself on banjo and guitar. (Sometimes "less" is much more!) Originally issued on cassette, "Deep Roots" was recently re-issued on CD.

Shine (2017) is a 30-track collection of Christian oriented songs for young children about peace, diversity, faith, gratitude, and building community. Annie produced this CD and is one of several featured vocalists on it. Vocals are accompanied by a wide variety of string and percussion instruments. Created for a Mennonite/Brethren Church program called Shine that designs religious education programs working for small children.

Earlier Jazz recordings:

Planet Swing (1995)

Hep Cat Holiday (cassette)

   More information on Girls from Mars.

You can listen to Annie's folk recordings via a playlist on our Youtube channel.

Annie also produced the Rise Up Singing teaching disc series and is the vocalist on the majority of these CDs.

   20% OFF SALE: We are currently offering a 20% discount for orders of 5 or more CDs or songbooks (mix or match). Enter 20off code at checkout. See more details here.

If you would like to buy Annie's swing CDs, write us by clicking on contact and choose the category "Store" or email orders@riseupandsing.org.