Teen songwriter to perform at local venues

Seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter Annelia Anderson will perform her original music at three shows in the next eight weeks.

Anderson will be at Dunn Bros. Coffee, 1569 Grand Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and at the Underground Music Café, 1579 N. Hamline Ave., on Wednesday, April 22, 7-9 p.m.

Anderson, the daughter of Sarah and Dack Anderson of St. Anthony Park, began writing music in seventh grade. She says her music is hard to describe but uses the words “rock,” “indie” and “pop” to describe the songs on her three-song EP—“Blue Boy”—which came out in September.

She plays piano and sings on the EP, which was produced by Justin Anderson and Twilight Sentinel Productions. The album also features Rory Rich on guitar and Dan Petersen on bass.

Anderson began taking piano lessons as a kindergartner, but she quit in third grade to take violin lessons at Schmitt Music in Roseville, where she studied under Ryan Young, who now plays with Duluth-based bluegrass/folkrock band Trampled By Turtles.She went back to piano after a two-year break.

A junior at St. Paul Central High School, Anderson spends two hours a day at school in a music-production class. That class has inspired her to think about continuing her music-production studies in college, “but I don’t want that to be my main focus,” she said.

You can find out more about Anderson at her website, anneliaanderson.wix.com/annelia. You can also find her music on the websites Bandcamp or SoundCloud, anneliaanderson.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/anneliaanderson

Annelia Anderson Photo by Medora Kea

Annelia Anderson Photo by Medora Kea

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