In celebration of Women's History Month, we welcome these three singer-songwriters: Annie Enneking, Cannelle - Melissa Oliveri, and Katy Tessman, who are more than just musicians! Annie is a violence choreographer/fight director, Melissa is a serial podcast storyteller, and Katy is a children's book author. Tonight, they will be showcasing their songwriting talents and vocal chops. We couldn't be more honored to host such a multi-talented group of women!
Annie Enneking is a lover and a fighter. She writes unflinchingly vivid and nuanced songs that run the spectrum from dreamfolk and artpop to dark rock and grunge blues. She fronts and founded the mischievous rock band, Annie and the Bang Bang, and, as a more mellow, acoustic-based singer-songwriter, gets to the heart of the matter.
Cannelle is French for Cinnamon - it's also the stage name chosen by Melissa Oliveri, who came to Minneapolis from Montreal, Canada in 2006, bringing with her an eclectic mix of both French- and English- Canadian cultures. She is the author of the award winning serial podcast "The Skylark Bell" and writes songs that range from hilarious to heartbreaking.
Katy Tessman is an optimistic and approachable singer-songwriter with a voice full of the wisdom she’s gained through breast cancer survival, heartbreak, and motherhood. Her powerful vocals and rhythmic approach to guitar (or mandolin) express a straight-from-the-heart songwriting style that moves passionately over diverse emotional and musical terrain.