Ann Reed is the last person to reel off a list of her many accomplishments, awards, and new projects. And she's not one to wax poetic about her performing philosophy. No, you'd never use the words "large ego" with this particular artist.
So we'll give you 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. A touring musician for more than 30 years, Ann has gotten to know a bit about the geography of the United States and Canada. She has toured North America coast to coast, doing concerts, clubs, and festivals including Bumbershoot, Winnipeg, Black Mountain, and National Women's Music Festival. And she's met wonderful fans and made friends all along the way.
She has appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, ABC's Good Morning America, and NPR's Morning Edition, not to mention countless radio stations across the U.S. She wrote and performed Heroes (2006) and Songs for Minnesota (2008) theatrical presentations produced by Minnesota Public Radio. In a departure from her usual repertoire, she has developed (with Denise Tabet) Nothing But Class: The Songs of Dorothy Fields.
Where the Earth Is Round is Ann's 20th recording. She wrote the lion's share of the songs on her albums — beautiful and memorable compositions that have been covered by other artists as well. She also has the dubious distinction of having penned the most songs that include the words "pronto pup." (For those of you not familiar with Ann's history of writing ditties for the Minnesota State Fair, check out her CD Songs for Minnesota, which features all five Fair songs.) Find out more at: annreed.com