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annie sumi

biography

Since the release of her debut album in 2015, Ontario-based singer-songwriter, Annie Sumi, has criss-crossed Canada charming audiences with her brand of musical storytelling that spans folk, roots and ethereal vocalization. Like a travelling minstrel, she has a way of breathing in all the beauty of nature and the subtleties of life, and breathing out musical tales that inspire, enchant, or reach deep into the soul.

For me it’s always been about telling stories through song and writing from the heart,” Annie says. “So whether a lyric is sombre, or whimsical, or inspirational, you just hope that people feel what you have to say, and are able to make a connection with your music.

Annie released her debut album, Reflections, in the spring of 2015. The record charted on college radio for 10 straight weeks and a few of the album tracks earned airplay on CBC radio, from coast to coast. She earned a Best Singer-Songwriter nomination at the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards and four nominations at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards, including Best Contemporary Folk Recording, and Female Vocalist of the Year.

The album received encouraging words from music reviewers.

She tells evocative stories that almost always have a positive and uplifting message…..Annie Sumi might be Canada’s new folk darling.” – Elysse Cloma, Grayowl Point

There is a beautiful, natural lilt to Sumi’s voice and she’s capable of delivering world-weariness, deep yearning or arresting fury.” – Matt Williams, NOW Magazine

Reflections consists of eight original tracks that will have you completely mesmerized….Annie’s vocals are best described as hauntingly beautiful.” – Jenna Melanson, Canadian Beats

Annie is most at home on stage, strumming a guitar and sharing her ethereal observations with the world. She is warm, engaging, and loves nothing more than making a connection with her audience through an intimate acoustic set, or kicking it up a notch with some musical accompaniment.

Annie Sumi wins you over before she finishes her first song,” says Mogens Galberg of the Greenbank Folk Music Society. “Her natural and beautiful voice, smart lyrical ballads and excellent guitar skills make you realize she was born to do this.

In 2017, Annie will hit the road again, with tours and festivals lined up for the spring and summer. She will be releasing her next album, called ‘In Everything,’ in October, 2017, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR Funding.

I can’t wait to bring this new collection of songs into the world,” she says. “For the last two years I have been catching dreams and visions, and listening to people tell me stories of life and loss , and this album is the voicing of those treasures; a time capsule.”

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news

WHATS UP ANNIE?!?? TOP TEN - BREAKING NEWS HEADLINES & MORE I AM RELEASING AN ALBUM with Hidden Roots Collective on September 1, 2016! We will be touring the album all over Ontario, and you can find out more about our tour dates or you can order the LP, "Come Up, Honey", on our website @ www.hiddenrootscollective.com I AM MOVING TO GUELPH, in September, to work on a humble farm, and learn about self-sustainability and permaculture. I RECEIVED THE "ARTIST DEVELOPMENT GRANT" from FACTOR as a contribution to my upcoming recording project (starting this hibernation season)! I AM ALMOST FINISHED [...]

August 31st, 2016|

videos

shows

date venue city info
march 11, 2017 the cornerstone w/ tj kingston guelph, on click here
april 8, 2017 white water gallery w/ james palmer north bay, on click here
april 21, 2017 the grande w/ hidden roots collective north bay, on click here
april 22, 2017 blacksheep w/ hidden roots collective wakefield, qc
may 8, 2017 chick pickin’ @ grumpy’s montreal, qc
may 11, 2017 roots and soul music w/ The Lifers fredericton, nb
may 12, 2017 bedford house concert w/ The Lifers bedford, ns
may 13, 2017 paul’s hall w/ The Lifers glen haven, ns
may 17, 2017 burdock w/ The Lifers toronto, on
july 7-9, 2017 northern lights festival boreal sudbury, on click here
date venue city
february 12, 2017 silence sounds w/ Rayannah/Loyal Compass guelph, on
february 4, 2017 downtown series: planet bean guelph, on
february 2, 2017 house concert w/ Rayannah/Loyal Compass north bay, on
november 16, 2016 the cornerstone (w/ Kev Corbett) guelph, on
october 15, 2016 regent theatre (w/ the stellas) oshawa, on
october 7, 2016 red brick cafe (w/ Max Marshall) guelph, on
september 22, 2016 dakota tavern (with Peirson Ross) toronto, on
september 21, 2016 strombo house: Tragically Hip Tribute toronto, on
september 18, 2016 HRC in house concert cobalt, on
september 17, 2016 HRC @ elk lake resort elk lake, on
september 15, 2016 la fromagerie sudbury, on
september 10, 2016 blacksheep inn wakefield, qc
september 9, 2016 moon cafe mattawa, on
september 8, 2016 burdock toronto, on
september 7, 2016 mulberry cafe & eatery hamilton, on
september 4, 2016 the boathouse kitchener, on
september 3, 2016 uncorked on main georgetown, on
september 2, 2016 the huron club collingwood, on
september 1, 2016 davedi club north bay, on
august 26, 2016 rosedale house concert ottawa, on
august 20, 2016 enchanted garden halifax, ns
august 19, 2016 the company house halifax, ns
august 18, 2016 creek’s village cafe woodstock, nb
august 16, 2016 l’esco bar montreal, qc
august 13, 2016 three dog winery prince edward county, on
august 12, 2016 county cider company waupoos, on
august 11, 2016 musiikki kingston, on
july 30-31, 2016 the island unplugged folk festival peelee island, on
july 29, 2016 house concert pickering, on
july 28, 2016 warbler’s roost: hidden roots collective south river, on
july 15-17, 2016 river & sky festival field, on
july 14, 2016 whitby station gallery whitby, on
july 1, 2016 duncan’s showroom duncan, bc
june 29, 2016 duncan’s showroom with Tannis Slimmon duncan, bc
may 29, 2016 the burdock toronto, on
may 27, 2016 cafe nostalgica ottawa, on
may 27, 2016 cafe nostalgica ottawa, on
may 26, 2016 the branch kemptville, on
may 22, 2016 artword artbar hamilton, on
may 21, 2016 london music club london, on
may 20, 2016 gibson gallery amherstburg, on
may 19, 2016 red brick cafe guelph, on
may 16, 2016 la fromagerie sudbury, on
may 15, 2016 house concert sault ste. marie, on
may 14, 2016 old town hall richards landing, on
may 12, 2016 white water gallery: tour launch north bay, on
may 7, 2016 heritage hall with Tannis Slimmon guelph, on
may 5, 2016 CMW showcase: cherry cola’s toronto, on
may 3, 2016 CMW showcase: c’est what toronto, on
may 2, 2016 CMW showcase: the paddock toronto, on
april 30, 2016 white water gallery: hidden roots collective north bay, on
april 9, 2016 st. lawrence acoustic stage presents Jordie Lane morrisburg, on
march 31, 2016 show of hands fundraiser north bay, on
march 26, 2016 love, light, happiness fundraiser ajax, on
march 19, 2016 resistance cabaret: a solidarity event north bay, on
february 13, 2016 winterfolk toronto presents annie sumi toronto, on
february 5, 2016 robert mclaughlin gallery oshawa, on
january 28, 2016 starstop greater napanee, on
january 18, 2016 the orchard north bay, on
january 16, 2016 greenbank folk society greenbank, on
january 10, 2016 the orchard north bay, on
january 4, 2016 the orchard north bay, on
september 27, 2015 live on elgin toronto, on
september 26, 2015 little festival in the woods north bay, on
september 25, 2015 mill’s hardware hamilton, on
september 24, 2015 gerrard art’s space toronto, on
september 19, 2015 house of harmony fingal, on
september 4, 2015 shelter valley folk festival colborne, on
august 22, 2015 nature’s harmony ecolodge mattawa, on
august 7, 2015 live from the rock folk festival red rock, on
july 31, 2015 blue skies folk festival perth, on
july 25, 2015 supermarket toronto, on
july 24, 2015 musiikki kingston, on
july 22, 2015 pressed ottawa, on
july 19, 2015 cafe campoal halifax, ns
july 18, 2015 rockbottom brewery halifax, ns
july 15, 2015 resto bar le deck edmunston, nb
july 14, 2015 the company house halifax, ns
july 10, 2015 marina port whitby, on
june 27, 2015 o patro vys montreal, qc
june 26, 2015 the company house halifax, ns
june 25, 2015 art’s place annapolis royal, ns
june 23, 2015 baba’s lounge charlottetown, pei
june 22, 2015 creek village cafe woodstock, nb
june 21, 2015 blacksheep wakefield, on
june 20, 2015 moon cafe mattawa, on
may 29, 2015 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards sudbury, on
may 28, 2015 raven & republic north bay, on
may 23, 2015 avant-garde ottawa, on
may 22, 2015 the branch kemptville, on
may 20, 2015 the garnet peterborough, on
may 19, 2015 musiikki kingston, on
may 17, 2015 mahtay cafe saint catherines, on
may 16, 2015 uncorked on main georgetown, on
may 15, 2015 odd fellows hall dundas, on
may 14, 2015 london music club london, on
may 13, 2015 moonshine cafe oakville, on
may 12, 2015 free times cafe toronto, on
april 11, 2015 white water gallery north bay, on
march 27, 2015 near north mobile media lab north bay, on
march 21, 2015 cobalt theatre cobalt, on
march 11, 2015 white water gallery north bay, on
february 10, 2015 hugh’s room toronto, on
february 7, 2015 moon cafe mattawa, on