Voluptuous Australian blues sensation Anni Piper has released an aptly titled CD of blistering hot Texas blues tunes.
"Texas Hold 'Em" is Anni's highly anticipated new release to follow-up her successful debut.
It features a rawer sound than her first album, and is more representative of Anni’s outstanding live performances. If you liked "Jailbait', you'll love "Texas Hold 'Em"!
Anni’s sultry vocals have attracted significant overseas interest and she signed with USA label Blues Leaf Records in 2008. The ‘Blues Leaf’ catalogue includes releases by many successful American performers including the award-winning Janiva Magness. Anni’s USA debut, titled ‘Two’s Company’ was released in January 2009 and hit #1 on the Australian Roots music charts.
Recent achievements include becoming a finalist in the 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards. Anni also received a nomination for ‘Best Female Vocal’ at the 2008 Australian Blues Music (Chain) Awards and a nomination for the ‘Rudy Brandsma’ award at the 2007 Australian National Songwriting Contest.
Anni's first CD 'Jailbait' won several awards including:
• Australian Blues Music Awards Best New Talent winner
• ABC National Radio ‘Fresh Air’ competition winner
• Australian National Songwriting Contest –blues category 2nd place
REVIEWS FOR ‘TEXAS HOLD ‘EM’
“She’s done it again. This lady was born to sing the blues! Another great CD.”
‘Canadian’ Cath Ford, 4CRM Radio, President of the Sugar City Blues Club
“Anni Piper gives the listener a royal flush in spades with this CD. All I can say is ‘deal me in’. The playing is superb... Texas Hold ‘Em is a thoroughly enjoyable listen”
“Sticks” Randall Ierna, Ranluron Music, BMI (USA)
“Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It’s soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor…..Piper commands songs utterly”
Jeremy Loome, The Edmondton Sun, Canada