Anna Stine is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Born in Tennessee to a piano teacher and an avid outdoorsman, Stine's roots emanate through nature inspired lyricism and meandering melodic runs that boast a soulful authenticity. Likened to the sounds of powerful female artists such as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Billie Holiday (Mike Pengra, MPR), Stine blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies to create music that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna's experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance.
After stepping away from music therapy in order to pursue her passion for performing full time, Stine quickly gained momentum with her debut album Company of Now. "It has been met with critical acclaim throughout the Midwest...it's a mature perspective and poignant theme with depth, one in which every new listen to the songs reveal another layer" (Music In MN). With 15,000 average monthly listeners on Spotify, shared bills with notable national acts such as Lowland Hum, Eric Hutchinson, Emily Scott Robinson, and 2 US tours under her belt, Stine's expressive musicality and resonant songwriting is moving audiences in a continually growing fan base across the country.
Emily Stewart plays original tunes rooted in the folk, country, and blues traditions of the deep south. She first discovered her voice while perched in a south Alabama church pew as a child, and her vocal stylings are those of a true southern siren. Her roots as a writer also reach back to her hometown, Alabama's literary capital, where she was raised in the belly of the family newspaper and commissioned as a columnist before growing tall enough to reach the employee time clock. With lyrics and melodies that channel the strength of Odetta, the delicate twang of Kitty Wells, and the forthright softness of Loretta Lynn, Emily finds a song in every story.