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Feature interview with Anna on Women on Waves; Jaimie Vernon writes about Anna and her new music in his latest blog "The Feminine Musique"; "Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" charts on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart! See April News.



Reviews, Quotes & Press

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What people are saying about "Lately It's Cold" and "Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes":


"Singer/songwriter Anna Gutmanis has released two new singles, both hitting the store shelves this week, much to my delight. You know what is even better? I love them both!" - Howard Stump, Soundtrack to my Day


"Anna Gutmanis is doing a really original sounding cabaret motif. I’ve gotten a sneak peak of a new song called “Diamonds and Stilettos” that I’m currently enjoying from her upcoming album" - Jaimie Vernon, "The Feminine Musique"


What people are saying about "Glimmer In The Dark:


"Gutmanis jockeys between musical styles as with her sultry mid-baritone and exceptional piano work. Songs like “Hello Again” and “First In Love” (featuring second vocalist Karen Dinardo) exude a playful and poignant Leonard Cohen cabaret breeziness while “People (Got To Get It Together)” finds Gutmanis channeling her best Mavis Staples inspirational gospel voice." - Jaimie Vernon (author of Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia), ‘Don’t Believe A Word I Say’ column


"Reviewing “Glimmer In The Dark” was a bright spot in my day, and will impress any music lover who appreciates hearing the voice of experience, social consciousness, and outstanding music!" - Paul Anderson, The Entertainment Bank


"Gutmanis radiates with her musical mission. The album's most ambitious track, "Middle of the Line," features a blazing electric guitar solo, and sounds like something that Bonnie Raitt would cover." - Gregg Shapiro, The Bay Area Reporter, OutSmart Magazine


"She surprises the world once again and releases "Glimmer In The Dark" and every track is greater than the last. Anna and everyone who made this CD possible – you nailed it!" - Tom Edmondson, Producer - The Tenth Voice 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City, Missouri USA


"This could well be a 'best of' CD… Whether songs of love, friendship, activism, appreciation, inspiration or loss, Gutmanis is universal in her appeal and comprehension... Much like John Lennon's "Imagine", Anna has the ability to touch your soul with a common and shared emotional sense of what is." - Len Rogers, Founder – Rainbow World Radio and StoneWall Society


"I personally LOVE Anna’s new album “Glimmer In The Dark”! I hope it gleans the rewards/awards which in my opinion are justly deserved." – Anita Gibbons, Producer, "Women On Waves", JOY Melbourne


"Anna Gutmanis has a gorgeous deep voice, and her pop songs speak of love and coming out and people getting together. The CD has 13 tracks and they're all good to hear." - BB, CJLY, Nelson BC Canada


For complete quotes and selected reviews and press, visit new Reviews, Quotes and Press page!




Lyrics

Lately It’s Cold
  • Icicles in my windowsill and icicles in my brain
    Lately I just don’t know if I’ll ever be warm again
    Summer is just a memory, winter goes on and on
    I don’t know how much longer I can be strong
  • Chorus
    Lately it’s cold outside
    Lately it’s cold outside
    Lately it’s cold out, hope I can hold out
    Lately it’s cold outside
  • Everyone needs a ray of sun to carry the blues away
    Nobody wants to sink into eternity so grey
    If you were here I’d make it through the rest of the winter storm
    Dreaming of summer kisses I can be warm
  • Chorus
  • Never a day goes by in winter that I don’t think about the spring
    Still I was raised a northern girl and that’s who I am
    Give me a couple months of snow
    Then I’m alive and good to go
    But if the winter persists I will tell it to scatter and scram
    Scatter and scram
  • I want to get hot tonight
    Hold you by the firelight
    By the time we meet up, I hope that things’ll heat up
    Lately it’s cold outside
  • Chorus
  • Words and Music by Anna Gutmanis
  • ©2013 Anna Gutmanis/Ban-Anna Music (SOCAN)
Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes
  • Has anybody said it
    Has anybody had the nerve
    Has anybody told you
    Some day you will get what you deserve
    Has anybody mentioned you ain't got no lovin'in your heart
    This is not a happy ending
    I knew it from the start
  • Chorus
    You’ve got diamonds and stiletto shoes
    And you never bother with the blues
    Living on the run
    Cutting everyone
    With your diamonds and stiletto shoes
  • No one ever taught you anything
    Because you know it all
    No one ever reached you
    No one’s ever broken down the wall
    Nothin’ I can do will alter how you navigate the world
    Mama may have raised you
    But you’re really daddy’s little girl
  • Chorus
  • How I longed to be close to you baby But you knew how to hurt and to hate me I said child, open up, have a heart See the light! (Hey) Or say goodnight
  • Instrumental
  • Chorus
  • Music by Anna Gutmanis
  • Lyrics by Anna Gutmanis and Georgia Wilder
  • ©2013 Anna Gutmanis and Georgia Wilder/Ban-Anna Music (SOCAN)

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Anna Gutmanis

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Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Number One CD on the OutVoice 2013 Chart - "Glimmer In The Dark"

Number One Song on the OutVoice 2012 Top Ten Song Chart - "I Am Who I Am"

Number One CD on the OutVoice 2011 Chart - "I Am Who I Am"

Winner of the Pride In The Arts "2009 Pride Song" Award - "I Am Who I Am"

3 RightOUT TV Music and Video Award nominations

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New Music - Release Date 02/11/2014!

“Lately It’s Cold” and “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes”

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Lately It's Cold
  • Produced by Karen Kane
  • Engineered by Bernie Cisternas and Karen Kane
  • Mixed by Bernie Cisternas, Karen Kane and Bob Cohen
  • Recorded and mixed at Number 9 Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada
  • Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto, Canada
  • Music, lyrics and arrangements by Anna Gutmanis
  • Additional arrangements by Karen Kane and Bob Cohen
  • Cover Art by Patricia Howard
  • Anna Gutmanis – lead and background vocal, piano
  • Bob Cohen – guitar
  • Karl Rigelhof – bass
  • Roger Travassos – drums and percussion
  • Bryn Scott-Grimes – harmonica
  • Karen Dinardo – background vocals, shared lead vocal



Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes
  • Produced by Karen Kane
  • Engineered by Bernie Cisternas and Karen Kane
  • Mixed by Bernie Cisternas, Karen Kane, Bob Cohen, Anna Gutmanis and Georgia Wilder
  • Recorded and mixed at Number 9 Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada
  • Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto
  • Music by Anna Gutmanis
  • Lyrics by Anna Gutmanis and Georgia Wilder
  • Arrangements by Anna Gutmanis, Karen Kane, Bob Cohen and Georgia Wilder
  • Cover photograph by Sheryl Stevenson
  • Anna Gutmanis – lead and background vocal, piano
  • Bob Cohen – guitar, bass, ukulele, background vocal
  • Roger Travassos – drums and percussion
  • Karen Dinardo – background vocals