Philadelphia Daily News – “The Long Way”

August 5th, 2003

by Jonathan Takiff

"A super tasteful pop singer-songwriter witha  mature classic touch."

Music Row Magazine – “The Long Way

August 5th, 2003


Anna is a distinctive writer-artist who deserves to be a radio airplay queen...Lend her your ears.  There's a throaty, dry quality to her compelling vocal, sorta like a jazzy Stevie Nicks.  The stately simplicity of the piano accompaniment throws her extraordinary lyrics into high relief.  Support this music!


DISCALIMER Column - Robert K. Oermann

Tinges of blues and jazz, but as the it progresses, it's clear we're under the spell of someone of intense pop sophistication.  I think I'm swooning with pleasure.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – “The Long Way”

August 1st, 2003

by Jonathan Takiff

With sophisticated female singers in vogue again, Anna WIlson has finally earned an airing for her six yeras and four record labels in-the-making collection. The Long Way The languid-voiced Philadelphia singer-songwriter hold appeal to fans of Bette Midler, Rickie lee Jones, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and both Lucinda and Victoria Williams

Billboard – “The Long Way”

June 1st, 2003

SPECIAL REPORT --- By Debra Evans Price

If there were an industry award for perserverance, singer-songwriter Anna WIlson would take the prize.  Het debut album, due August 5, is appropriately titled "The Long Way".  It took six years and four record labels to get Wilson's introspective artistry to the public.  Wilson managed to land deals with Capitol, Interscope, and Island/Def Jam, but each time found herself in the wake of label mergers and record company politics.

"I knew it was going to be hard.  I just didn't know it was going to be this hard," says Wilson, whose music has drawn comparisons to Norah joens and Stevie Nicks.  "The thing that kept me going was knowing inside that this is all I ever really wanted to do.  I was determined to do it until I actually got the music out in the marketplace."

Wilson got that opportunity when Mike Curb signed her to Curb Records' pop division.  Her first single, "The Bus Ride," goes to Triple A radio on on June 23.  The song was also featured in the Gwyneth Paltrow movie "A View From The Top".

Wilson grew up near Philadelphia, but moved to Music City 10 years ago.  "I moved to Nashville to immerse myself in the songwriting community," she says.  "I wanted to learn the craft and was just trying to find my artistic place and voice through songwriting.  That's what drew me to Nashville, and I started finding that voice after being here a couple years. Nashville is an incredible community and a very musical place.  I am proud to be a part of it."

The Long Way – 6 out of 7 Stars!!!

September 1st, 2000

Nashville Music Guide - Brad Fischer

This debut CD by Anna Wilson offers ten original songs written or co-written by the artist.  A former Island/Def Jam recording artist, Wilson is currently a staff writer at Curb Music Group in Nashville and will release her debut CD on her own independent label, Transfer Records, this fall.  Her unique voice reminds me of the torch singers of the Forties with a contemporary lilt to it.  I like it.  Mike Curb would do well to take a good listen to this album himself.  Anna Wilson has what it takes to both as a writer and an artist to capture the musical minds of America.