Presented by The Arts Council, Inc., a Gainesville favorite returns to town by popular demand March 19, 2016! Annie can turn any song into an oxygen rush of bouncing melody that reaches the listener’s ears as pure, untroubled joy. She has a buoyant inner core, in the form of crystalline musicianship but with a deeper dynamic tension and a greater range for expressive effect.
Featured Vocalist: Annie Sellick: Annie Sellick may be compared to the greats – “Ella’s playfulness, Carmen’s attitude, Betty’s instincts and Anita’s flair…” (Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio).But, she is unequivocally and undeniably an original. Don’t let her southern drawl, as sweet as biscuits n’ honey, cause you to make assumptions, because there is nothing shy or demure about Ms. Sellick’s control – of the stage, the music, her sound, and her audience.
It’s quite obvious she is totally at home as a live performer, immediately engaging her audiences with an innate ability to make everyone in the room feel like she is performing just for them. But these special gifts aside, it’s Annie’s pure talent as a musician that is earning her rave reviews and a growing fan base around the world.
Annie lives in Nashville, Tennessee; however, she is quick to tell you “growing up in ‘Music City’ I hated country music. “But Nashville is home base for some of the finest musicians in the world playing every genre of music. “I have had the opportunity to play with a very talented pool of Nashville-based jazz players, and it has been a great place to cut my teeth and learn. These days I am learning from Nashville musicians of all styles. There is such a high level of musicianship here, and the support of the community is unparalleled.”
The Hot Club of Nashville was formed by British-born guitarist Richard Smith, who plays finger-style acoustic guitar. The term means that he plays the guitar with his fingers instead of using a flat-pick. Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed and Merle Travis were some of the greats in the field. Smith also uses a thumb picking style, which he jokingly explained as playing a rhythm with the right thumb, practicing for 16 years and then adding a melody with the left hand. In his case, however, Smith was so good he even harmonized with the melody.
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Tickets: 770.534.2787 or website
Annie Sellick at My house outside