Annie Robinette | Unexpected Turns

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Unexpected Turns

by Annie Robinette

Award winning songs, performed with power and passion, about love, loss, addiction and the journey of life. Compelling lyrics and unforgettable melodies, in a style that is a skillful blend of rock, folk, and alternative.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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2. All I Know
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3. Cut Our Losses
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4. Seasoned Trembling Hand
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5. Embrace
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6. Bite My Tongue
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7. My Thinking
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8. Wonderful
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9. Right Decision
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10. Dead Time
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11. She Won't Be Like Me
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12. Hanging On
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13. Wrong for Loving You
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14. As Needed for Pain
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
From early on, award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Robinette has had artistic urges bursting out of her in all directions. As a child she rapidly became an accomplished ballet dancer, could sit down at a piano and pick out just about anything by ear, was a quick study on the guitar and banjo when she felt like giving them a try, and could create intricately detailed pencil drawings of anything she saw. In her late teens and early twenties, she started singing lead in several cover bands in North Carolina. All it took was one audition, and her clear, powerful vocal style landed her the front position in bands playing everything from pop to rock to blues.

Annie studied fine arts at UNC Greensboro, and became a portrait artist and illustrator. She also freelanced in marketing and graphic design. At the same time she worked as a professional model and actress, which landed her jobs for clients like Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, and Levi's. Annie had numerous roles in national and regional TV ads as well as principal roles in corporate and independent film. And when she took a sudden notion to, Annie dove into the stage scene in Raleigh, wowing audiences in both musical and dramatic theatre.

After becoming the mother of two daughters, Annie began writing songs, playing bass and sharing the lead vocals in an all-girl alternative rock band. But this endeavor was short-lived, as Annie moved back to her hometown, Bristol, TN to marry the "one that got away". This union added two more children to the mix. The stresses of dealing with divorce, remarriage, custody battles, raising four kids, and the unexpected deaths of her father and brother, would have been enough to squelch many artists' creative impulses. But Annie found poetic inspiration in these events and returned to song writing and performing.

Her lyrics are direct and visual, intelligent and relevant. Her sound is uniquely her own, delivered with power, emotion, and intensity. The music is sophisticated without being complicated and has a firm acoustic texture with just enough electricity. Her voice is extraordinarily powerful and still easy on the ear. It's polished without losing the raw connection with the performance. Her debut CD, "Last July" is a potent display of her gifts, and another milestone in the continuing journey of her creative pursuits.

Annie's artistic journey continues, and since her first release, has certainly been filled with many unexpected turns. This latest album is a powerful expression of her ability to relate her own experiences and those of others in song. Her unconventional style of writing is at times hypnotic, haunting, direct, and always entertaining. She will have you laughing in one instant and wiping tears the next as her passionate vocals form a direct connection from her heart to yours.


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Ray Hatch

“Unexpected Turns” is undoubtedly one of the best albums released this year!
My wife Cyndi and I consider ourselves to be among the fortunate few who were able to attend Annie Robinette’s CD Release Concert for “Unexpected Turns.” The concert was
performed on June 8, 2013, at Theatre Bristol, in Bristol, TN. Many of Annie’s fans had
axiously anticipated the release of her latest album for years…because this album was
many years in the making. “Unexpected Turns” was worth the wait. That night her fans
were ecstatic with the finished product and the concert turned into one of those magical
evenings one wishes would never end. Kathryn Stockett in writing “The Help” wrote the
following passage: “I listened wide-eyed, stupid, glowing by her voice in the dim light.
If chocolate was a sound, it would’ve been Constantine’s voice singing. If singing was
a color, it would’ve been the color of that chocolate.” During her CD release concert
Annie’s voice was like the very finest Belgium chocolate, and the audience devoured her.
To state that “Unexpected Turns” is one of the best albums released this year could be
viewed as a pretty bold statement considering the number of wonderful albums that have
been released and are yet to be released. And yet, I believe that anyone who listens to
Annie’s music will be moved by the grandeur of her voice and the power of her lyrics,
and will find that they agree with my assessment.

Mary Munsey

Excellence in Sound!
Annie is a great writer and performer. I really enjoy her life lessons through music. Quirky, honest, gritty and thought provoking. From one writer to another, keep on doing what we do! I wish you well!