Versatile Multi-Instrumentalist, Talented Singer, Great Songwriter – Annabelle Chvostek

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Annabelle Chvostek is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, talented singer and great songwriter whose stage presence is as natural as her performances are polished. Her honest-to-goodness talent was honed when she immersed herself in Montreal’s avant-garde arts scene, composing for dance and film, playing in bands and performing solo. Before joining up with the famed Wailin’ Jennys for a nearly three-year run, she released three independent albums, toured Europe and performed across North America. Later, to the delight her audience and music insiders alike, she reprised her solo career, putting out three more critically acclaimed albums to date, including Rise (2012). That album re-imagines the protest song for a new era of activism. Annabelle also works on interesting side projects such as her collaboration with Bruce Cockburn on co-written duets for his Juno winning album, Small Source of Comfort (2011). See Annabelle in concert on the Sunday Evening Main Stage at Mariposa Folk Festival 2013, as well as in several workshop performances over the weekend. First, watch this video clip to get a sense just how fantastic she is.