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~ TORONTO STAR
“Edmonton vocalist turns soul on its head, belting out delicate introspection in the form of fire.”
~ NOW MAGAZINE (TORONTO)
FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE MEAN TIME
Ann Vriend's new album, entitled "For The People In The Mean Time" tells tough tales of the struggle of city life against the backdrop of explosive retro soul beats and harmonies, with Vriend's unmistakable voice guiding the way. Borrowing sounds from the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, P Funk, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles the album has an old, familiar quality to it, yet Toronto producer Tino Zolfo has simultaneously kept it contemporary to current pop-- albeit on his signature quirky, gritty side of that category. "For The People In The Mean Time" is officially released March 11, 2014, with single and title track "Long Road" already garnering commercial radio play across Canada. Vriend's guest appearance on CBC's “Vinyl Cafe” with Stuart McLean aired in February in Canada and the U.S. and will be re-broadcast in upcoming months.
This past July Vriend won the Canadian nation-wide “She's the One” contest at the Ottawa Bluesfest in the solo category. To quote Obscure Magazine: "With her soaring vocals, impressive songwriting ability, and instrumental prowess, Vriend is truly an all-in-one package." She will tour Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand in the next 12 months in support of her new album. Click Here for Ann's Tour Dates.
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