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Anna St. Louis
First Songs

First Songs by Anna St. Louis was originally released in 2017 and it is exactly as the title suggests - her first songs. What she regards as her debut album, If Only There Was A River, followed this in 2018, but here we see her emerging as a singer/songwriter to be reckoned with. Sun-kissed Californian sound with the earthy depth of her Kansas roots. On Woodsist.
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Anna St. Louis
If Only There Was A River

Anna St. Louis’s voice is not powerful. Nor is it impressive. It’s not even particularly reliable - the eleven tracks of If Only There Was A River find her frequently sliding between notes to find pitch. However, all of this stuff just adds fuel to the fire of David Byrne’s old adage that ‘the better the singer’s voice, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying’. St. Louis’ singing is absolutely beguiling here, guiding us like an old friend through these gentle folk-rock tunes. Think Gillian Welch and certain corners of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s catalogue. Lovely record.
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  • Anna St. Louis