February, 2015 —Jazzbird/Songbird receives another great review. Check it out in the February issue of Music Connection magazine.
Anna will perform on the Grand Ole Opry,
Tuesday, Dec 9th at the world famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee! She will be featured in the second half of the show and will be performing two song as part of the evening’s festivities. You can listen “Listen LIVE” at OPRY.COM. The show will be streaming on 650 AM WSM, or if you are a local or visiting Music City, come on down and be a part of a great evening of live music! Click here to purchase tickets!
(October 31, 2014) –Philadelphia native Anna Wilson first popped up on my radar a few years back with the release of her sublime “Countrypolitan Duets,” an album of jazz-arranged country standards featuring the likes of heavyweights Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Connie Smith and Kenny Rogers. It was an interesting and entertaining project that let the longtime songwriter indulge her jazz side.
(September 30, 2014) – Among the many recent jazz-vocalist recordings I’ve heard, jazz singer/songwriter Anna Wilson’s new album stands out for its mingling of classic jazz sensibility with skillful songwriting. Its title,Jazzbird/Songbird, in addition to naming the Gershwin and Fleetwood Mac songs that bookend the 10-song set, accurately reflects Wilson’s musical identity on this disk and the nature of her art. READ MORE!
Anna has a song called “Unchanged” recorded by country superstar band, The Eli Young Band, on the new movie soundtrack for “The Best of Me” due out on October 7, 2014. She co-wrote the song with two members of the band, Mike Eli and James Young as well as her hit songwriter/producer hubby, Monty Powell.
September 26, 2014 —ANNA WILSON/Jazzbird-Songbird (Transfer Records): Dressing like a dame, sounding like a canary and knowing some old school songs that haven’t been beaten to death by would be thrushes, Wilson sets a mood and a vibe as well as a sound and attitude that pull itself together as a show all within itself. Sophistication with a wink is Wilson’s main métier and she knows how to deliver it as a real gasser. Serving up jazz vocals even a non-jazz vocal fan could love, it’s not quite cabaret, not quite jazz vocal and certainly not easy listening. It’s cool. Wilson has proven herself as a songwriter in the past, here she proves herself as an entertainer. Well done.