Don’t let her southern drawl, as sweet as biscuits n’ honey, cause you to make assumptions, because there is nothing shy or demure about Annie Sellick’s control – of the stage, the music, her sound, and her audience.
Annie is a mainstay at the major jazz venues in Nashville, where she has performed with all of Music City’s jazz artists, including Beegie Adair, Jeff Coffin, Rod McGaha and Bela Fleck.She is the resident vocalist with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, with whom she has recorded, and she gave a celebrated sold-out performance with the Nashville Symphony Pops Orchestra, “An Evening of Jazz.”She has won a large, devoted following in her home town that has garnered five consecutive “Best Jazz Artist” awards from the Nashville media and the #1 best selling local artist for two years at Tower Records Nashville.
We caught up with Annie before her exciting show at Eddie’s Attic on Saturday, July 6! See what she shared with us!
What is the strangest thing a fan has done for you or at your show?
A fan in Japan lifted up his shirt and asked me to sign his chest. Then he went around lifting up his shirt for everyone all night long.
What is the funniest moment you have had as an artist?
Someone in the audience asked “if they were real” referring to my dreadlocks and I thought he meant my boobs, so I took it in the wrong direction on the microphone, to finally apologize to my grandmother who squirmed in the audience.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
God, remove my fear of what people think and direct my attention toward how you would have me sing.
If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
How do you connect with a crowd?
As well as the best people I’ve ever seen. That’s my gift. I acknowledge the audience and show them with body and expressions as well as the music what the songs mean to me. I put as much of myself into it as I can and take the room on my journey. It’s my party! How fun is that…gigging…wow.
What is the best way to write music?
For me, when an idea is inspired. But then I have to sit down and give it the space and the time to let it become…flesh it out.
Catch Annie Sellick at Eddie’s Attic on Saturday, July 6th! Tickets below!