General Info > Events > Recording Artist -In-Residence > 2001-2002 Recording Artist-In-Residence Annie Sampson
Annie Sampson is the Recording Artist-in-Residence for the 2001-2002 year. She will be the guest lecturer in music classes February 25 through March 1 on the Ukiah campus. She will also be perfoming in concert:
Annie Sampson In Concert
Friday, 8:00 PM
March 1, 2002
Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah
over the place, rocking and scolding, testifying and crying, torching and lusting,
and celebrating love, life and ever increasing strength."
-Ben Fong-Torres, 1996
emotive style, an ability to transform everything from gospel ballads to hard
-Express magazine, 1995
The love of music
pervades every note Annie Sampson sings. The youngest of 12 children, her early
years were spent in the fertile musical climate of rural Louisiana surrounded
by a family of teachers and ministers who sang together as a way of life. Her
special gifts were first recognized at age five when she won a church talent
show. Annie has continued to electrify, move and delight audiences ever since.
unique approach to song- whether a blues, a rock tune, a country & western
ballad or a modern folk classic, was honed in the youth by singing in Bay Area
church and school choirs. She landed a principal part in the hit musical Hair
at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. When the popular rock
group Stoneground recruited her to become lead singer, she left the show and
joined the group for a series of national and international tours. Buoyed by
the popularity of the four Warner Brothers albums, Annie and Stoneground played
the gamut of venues- from the Fillmore West and Winterland to Oxford University
and the Olympia Theatre in Paris with stops at every major American and European
city and campus in between.
A big talent like
Annie's did not go unnoticed by her peers. She has recorded with Elvin Bishop,
Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, Maria Muldar, Eddie Money and country Joe MacDonald,
as well as preformed with Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Otis Clay, Sammy Hagar,
Commander Cody, Steve Miller, Nick Gravenites, Clarence Clemmons, Elvis Costello
and the late Jerry Garcia- among others.
Since the mid-
1980"s, Annie has been leading her own band which performs regularly at
Bay Area nightclubs such as Sweetwater's in Mill Valley, Slim's and Lou's Pier
47 in San Francisco as well as making special appearances at the San Francisco
Symphony's Black & White Ball, the Domaine Chandon Musical Festival and
the Oakland and Novato Art Festivals.
Under The Moon, Annie's new CD on her own Sweet Potatoes label, exudes the salt
savor of her rich voice and warm presence. Backed by friends such as Elvin Bishop,
Annie sculpts her own and others' blues into instant classics. Under The Moon
captures Annie's definitve style- with the love of music in every note.
Created: October 24, 2001 @ 12:00 AM
Last Modified: August 17, 2005 @ 06:36 PM