Born and raised in Kansas City, Anna St. Louis grew up a painter and singing in punk bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom.
First Songs, her debut 2017 release, originally on cassette, is the sound of someone discovering their talent in real time - a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you can feel the sun beaming through the window, Anna on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her voice. St. Louis wears her influences well - think Patsy Cline singing over John Fahey - but has a style all her own. While you might take the artist out of the midwest, you can't take the midwest out of the artist - so let this be known; this is Midwestern music run through a California filter. We believe Anna will have many more releases in her lifetime, but let it all begin here - First Songs.
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