In Episode 30, I have a very open and vulnerable conversation with the incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ana Tivel. We discuss Ana’s new album, “Blue World,” her life-long interest in observation, violin, the sea, touring with The Shook Twins, songwriting, relationships, dealing with the pandemic, and dealing with life back in the real world, mental health, live music and more. In this week’s wrap-up, Crystal and I discuss Nina Simone, idolize vs. idealize, ReverbNation vs. Bandcamp vs. Soundcloud vs. Myspace. Please enjoy my open and sincere conversation with Ms. Anna Tivel.Anna's WebsiteAnna's SpotifyLive from Banjo PatreonLive from Banjo Website
Richard Winham shares a virtual performance by Anna Tivel - a singer-songwriter in Portland, Oregon known for lyric-driven folk/ Americana songs - recorded for the Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series at the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina.
Citizen Cope / Anna Tivel / Award: Mark Dibner (Kramden Institute)
Joining us for this week’s popular re-airing is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul, and hip-hop. We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel, who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style. Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers from going into the landfill and then refurbishes them to give to low-income students for academic use. Watch videos from this show at: etown.org
Anna Tivel is a poet songwriter out of Portland, Oregon. She reaches into the intricate lives of a diverse range of people, which she carefully crafts into songs that takes you through the highs and lows of the world we live in. Check out her approach to creative invention and performance in this episode of The Dial.
A life long native of the Pacific Northwest, Anna Tivel currently makes her home in Portland. Anna released her fourth full length album earlier in 2019, The Question, which NPR Music called “one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019”. She was also the recipient of No Depression’s singer songwriter award for 2019. Anna has a remarkably poetic lyrical style; we discuss her deft use of concrete imagery as she, in her words, attempts to have her “stories sit on a landscape of sounds”. We also talk about point of view in songwriting, as she has several songs in which she inhabits different characters to tell their tales, and her related admiration of John Prine. Anna and I also invent a new bar trivia game, and she agrees to join the postcard revolution.
This week, Anna Tivel - the Portland-based singing poetess who builds mountain ranges of rhymes with her colorful, impressionistic perspective of a world still shrouded in endless beauty and mystery. Anna Tivel is one of those folk singers who is passed between friends and long-time listeners like a secret talisman; a tiny gemstone that you polish in your pocket when you need a reminder that the earth is vast and the smallest things you pass on the side of the road are beautiful if you look at it from the right view. As soon as the needle hits the wax on her latest record "The Question", Anna’s hushed, sharp edged voice begins slicing sonic film strips of angular verses that build and build until the words flow out in blinking mini movies that sear themselves on your eardrums and then are gone in a flash. It’s like she’s a sonic cinematographer waiting for the scene to be shot in our minds.
Episode 52 - Anna Tivel discussing Joe Henry's Civilians
The guys are joined by singer songwriter Anna Tivel to discuss "Civilians" by Joe Henry. Plenty of other discussion like Voodoo Donuts, Fluff and Gravy, Minneapolis, Americana Festival, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Mays, Bonnie Raitt, and trying to decipher Joe's lyrics. Check out Anna's recent record "The Question" and other happenings at: annativel.comCheck out other episodes of the Records Revisited Podcast at: RecordsRevisitedPodcast.comFind us on the socials at facebook.com/RecordsRevisitedPodcast and Twitter @podcastrecords or Instagram with the #recordsrevisitedpodcast
Joining us this week is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Citizen Cope (@citizencope) known for his unique and exquisite fusion of blues, soul and hip-hop. We also welcome Portland-based singer/songwriter Anna Tivel (@annativelmusic) who is widely recognized for her lyrics-driven folk and Americana style. Plus, Nick talks with this week’s eChievement Award winner, who saves discarded computers from going into the landfill and then refurbishes them to give to low-income students for academic use. Watch videos from this show at: www.etown.org