MEET THE WRITERS/PERFORMERS OF
SONGWRITERS ANONYMOUS OF MICHIGAN
Annie Capps is a twice a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk songwriter competition, a handful of Detroit Music Award nominations and front woman for a slew of bands dating back to the early 80’s. Annie has earned respect for her songwriting, performance style and musicianship. She writes songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a roots vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.
Sigrid Christiansen is a Detroit singer/songwriter who also hosts the Stone House Concert series. She performs throughout Michigan solo, or as part of the "Taller Than They Appear” band. Sigrid’s sweet voice dances through the playful and poetic lyrics of her songs to the accompaniment of her solid finger style guitar playing.
Lauren Crane: Habitually preposterous, often ridiculous, regularly whimsical, occasionally waggish, and ever curious, Lauren's songs can ambush you right where you are sitting — making you wonder what just happened. And, if all goes well, leaving you wanting more.
Mary Beth Howell has played the piano by ear all her life. She made a recording of her improvisations in 1999. After singing with the Farmington Chorus since 2002, she discovered songwriting as a way of expressing her feelings through music. She is thrilled to be in this show!
Kathy Kitzmann: "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” (Albert Schweitzer). Kathy likes to write songs about Life, Love, Family and of course “Cats”!
Beverly Meyer lives a double life. By day and by afternoon she sings songs with young children. She is known all over Michigan as The Music Lady. As a singer/songwriter, she works hard to perfect her craft and enjoys feeding her soul and letting her big beautiful voice come out and play.
Robin Monterosso, a Southeast Michigan native, characterizes her original songs as thoughtfully composed portraits of Americana curated into her gallery of compassion. She began songwriting at 47, knee deep into early childhood mothering of four kids. Take this knowledge as proof positive that it’s always a good time to follow your passion.
Linden Thoburn is a songwriter and psychotherapist. Doing both brings joy and satisfaction. She performs locally with a band, “The Good Things” and is currently working on an album that will be released in the Fall.
Sharon Tse is a Detroit-born artist and has been making music from the time she could hold a guitar in her hands. Influences from jazz, folk, pop and the Great American Songbook can be heard in her music, but her distinctive finger style playing, and story-telling abilities set her apart as a guitarist and singer/songwriter.
Kathy Wieland is an award winning songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist (autoharp, banjo, guitar). Her songs examine life, laying it on the line in melody and rhyme for the enjoyment of all.