Ann Reed with Dan Chouinard & Dan Newton

Ann Reed with Dan Chouinard & Dan Newton

Performers:
Ann Reed
Dan Chouinard
Dan Newton
All Ages
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ann Reed is joined by special guests Dan Chouinard and Dan Newton.

Songwriter, singer, guitarist Ann Reed has been performing for more than 35 years with her rich, dark-chocolate voice, storytelling from the human experience, and songs that find a permanent place in the heart. Of course some of her songs and stories might end up closer to your funny bone — a little irreverence never hurt anyone. Ann has toured North America coast to coast, doing concerts, clubs, festivals, and she's met wonderful fans and made friends all along the way.

The basics: Ann is a Minnesota native. She began teaching herself how to play the guitar at the ripe old age of 12 and has been a performer for her entire adult life. Growing up with two older brothers, she was influenced by whatever they were listening to — Kingston Trio, early Joni Mitchell, Vanilla Fudge, Cream, Buffalo Springfield, Beach Boys, Beatles, Pete Seeger — plus the writers and singers of her parents' era: Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney. Mary Travers — of Peter, Paul and Mary fame — was the first singer Ann heard who sang low, just like her. Validation!

Ann wrote and performed Heroes: A Celebration of Women Who Changed History and Changed Our Lives, a theatrical presentation produced by Minnesota Public Radio. And in a departure from her usual repertoire, she developed Nothing But Class: The Songs of Dorothy Fields, honoring the first woman to be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432