Anna has received 2 RightOUT TV Award nominations: Best Spiritual/Blues/Jazz/Instrumental Song for "Lately It's Cold", and Best Song With A Social Message for "Another Way Out"! All nominated artists are also eligible to win the Fan Favourite Award - vote here!
"Another Way Out" the short film won the 2014 Best Short Documentary Award at QCinema, Fort Worth's International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival! Congratulations to Director Simone Stock, Producer Misha Skoric and the whole cast and crew!
Saddened by the state of things in the Fords' Toronto, Anna and a group of ten musicians got together to write and record a song in support of Olivia Chow's run for mayor. The group includes veteran guitar and bass players, opera singers, a horn player, a poet, and a beatmaker. Their song, "We Need Olivia," is tuneful and timely, poetic and political. It is completely free and has been getting a lot of attention in the press: http://globalnews.ca/video/1597917/song-created-by-chow-supporters-draws-big-attention-for-better-or-for-worse.
Stream and download "We Need Olivia" in MP3 or .wav format here: https://soundcloud.com/dinahthorpe/sets/we-need-olivia
Artists for a Better City are:
Jordan B. Wright
Press Contact:Dinah Thorpe
"We Need Olivia" now has an official YouTube video!
Simone Stock's short film "Another Way Out", with music by Anna, will have its U.S. premiere on Saturday October 11th at QCinema, Fort Worth!
Anna and Ottawa's Jamie Anderson will do a double-bill concert at Relish in Toronto on Saturday October 18th! The show begins at 9:30 PM. (Click thumbnail to enlarge.)
"Another Way Out" the short film will have its European premiere at the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival on Sunday October 19th!
CJAI 92.1 FM's Dayle Gowan and Susan Filson will interview Anna on Monday October 20th on their morning show, just after 8 AM EST . Click to listen at: http://www.cjai.ca/playing.html
Anna is a featured artist on CanIndie! Other artists currently featured include Ariana Gillis, Suzie Vinnick and Valdy.
The U.S. premiere of "Another Way Out" the short film will take place at QCinema, Fort Worth Texas on Saturday, October 11th at 3 PM! Anna, Director Simone Stock and Georgia Wilder will be in attendance. Full details can be found at http://www.qcinema.org/QCinema.org/16_Queens.html
"Lately It's Cold" is #3 on The Queer Countdown with Niki Gee, week of September 15th! Listen to The Queer Countdown every Monday from 12 noon to 2 pm CST.
"Lately It's Cold" is #3 on The Queer Countdown with Niki Gee, week of August 25th! Listen to The Queer Countdown every Monday from 12 noon to 2 pm CST.
New LGBTQ Radio Station, Wild Planet Radio, KPQR Portland 99.1 FM has added Anna's music! Steve Sims played "Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" on his show "Not Weird, Queer" on August 3rd. The show airs every Sunday morning at 11 AM Pacific time.
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is #7 on the current OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart.
“Another Way Out” the song is on JD Doyle’s August 2014 Queer Music Heritage Show, “Teen View: Music of LGBT Youth”!
“Another Way Out” the video/short film has been made an official selection of QCinema Fort Worth (October 9-12), Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival (October 17-19), and Serile Filmlui Gay International Film Festival (November 10-16)! More news about each film festival TBA.
Anna will perform at CJ's Cafe in Oakville on Sunday August 31st, noon to 12 PM.
Anna will perform at the Toronto Queer Arts Festival’s Alterna Queer Music Fest on Friday August 8th. The concert takes place at The Sister and gets underway at 8 PM. Also performing will be Amy Campbell, Ted Scarf, Jamieson Eakin and Elek Smilla.
“Another Way Out” the video/short film receives its World Premiere at the 6th Annual Queer West Film Festival on Saturday August 9th. The festival takes place at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and begins at 6 PM. Other films shown include “Foreign Relations” (USA), “Candy Cravings” (Australia), and “Desnudos” (Spain). The festival will be followed by a Human Rights Unconference with special guests Toronto teacher Lee Hicks & Film Director Azed Majeed.
The Justin Wayne Show played “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes” on Monday July 28th!
The "Anna Gutmanis and Friends" concert series at Free Times Cafe continues on Thursday July 24th at 8:30 PM! Anna will perform with Bob Cohen, Karen Dinardo and Bryn Scott-Grimes, and the special guest will be Amy Campbell. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Anna will perform at the Tranzac Club on Sunday July 13th as the special guest for Max Layton and Robert Priest's monthly concert series "More Songs and Poems" from 5 to 7 PM. Bob Cohen and David Woodhead will accompany all 3 artists, and Karen Dinardo will also join Anna and Bob onstage.
“Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes” leaps up the latest OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart to #5!
“Middle Of The Line” is on the latest Rockin Blues Show, #161! Listen to the show at http://www.rockinbluesshow.com/
Anna will make a cameo appearance at Susan Cogan's concert at Musideum on Wednesday June 11th.
CIUT’s Steve Fruitman played “Then Came You” on 33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show #27 on June 9th! (Note to Daniella: please use attached logo and make the words 33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show #27 link to http://www.backtothesugarcamp.com/027-jun09-14.html ).
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is up a spot to #9 on the latest OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart!
Anna and her quartet will perform at C'est What on Thursday June 5th at 9:30 PM. Bryn Scott-Grimes will open with a set of his original music, and renowned world folk artist Susan Cogan will also perform. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
Anna will perform live in Toronto on Thursday May 22nd with her quartet (Bob Cohen, Karen Dinardo and Bryn Scott-Grimes). "Anna Gutmanis & Friends" at Free Times Cafe will be a regular bi-monthly concert series. The special guest on May 22nd will be Kevin Wong.
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" makes its debut on the OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart!
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart for the 5th straight week! Vote for it here.
MuseBoat Radio will introduce Anna's music to the MuseBoat Radio family on TJ´s Muse Bridge LISTEN & CHAT show Sunday, May 4th at 10pm London, 11pm Berlin, 12pm Athens, 5pm New York, 6pm New York, 3pm Las Vegas, 7am Tokyo, 7pm Rio de Janeiro, 9am Sydney time.
Colorado Free Radio has added Anna's music!
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" continues to chart on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart! Vote for it here.
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" debuts on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart at #17! Vote for it here.
Anita Gibbons will interview Anna live on the next Women on Waves! The show airs 8 PM Eastern Time on Saturday April 19th. Legendary Australian rocker Michelle Parsons will co-host. Listen live on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne.
Jaimie Vernon has written about Anna and her new music in his latest blog, "The Feminine Musique". Jaimie writes that Anna, Kris and Dee, Betty Moon, Marta Pacek, and Sarah Smith lead the resurgence of form and melody in women vocalists on top of creative, outside-the-box songwriting. Read the entire blog at Segarini: Don't Believe A Word I Say.
"Lately It's Cold" is on the latest edition of "The Rockin' Blues Show"!
Anna's new music will be played on the What's Up Radio Show on Saturday March 29th at noon ET!
"At The Crossroads" will play "Lately It's Cold" during the week of March 24-30! ATC airs 65 times per week in 41 markets, including via global Internet stations.
RightOUT TV has posted a new interview with Anna! She talks about her new music, plans for the future, and more.
Anna's new tunes receive their Rainbow World Radio debut on Wednesday February 26th, 9 PM EST! Len Rogers and Anna chat about the new songs, her live shows with other Canadian OutVoice chartsters, and so much more!
Anna’s new songs are now available on iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp!
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Anna’s new songs have been played by 1690 AM The One’s Dr. Rock & The Medicine Show, Women on Waves, Unashamed Faith Café, Lavender Sofa, Radio Arcadia and Radio Relaxo, with other supporters to come!
Anna is currently pre-releasing her 2 new singles to radio that supported “Glimmer In The Dark”! She performs at Jane Harbury’s “Discoveries” at Hugh’s Room on February 11th to mark the official release date of “Lately It’s Cold” and “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes”. Please visit the Store section on and after February 11th to purchase the new songs.
Anna and her band will perform at Jane Harbury's "Discoveries" show at Toronto's Hugh's Room on February 11th, along with 3 other acts. For tickets, dinner reservations and more information, please visit the Hugh's Room website.
Anna's new songs will be mixed at Number 9 studio this month!