Anne Dodson has brought her own special blend of traditional, contemporary and original folk music to audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia and Great Britain for the past 23 years. Accompanying herself on guitar and mountain dulcimer, singing a cappella and playing penny whistle, she creates an atmosphere of living room ease, whether she's playing for 4 or 4,000!
Originally from New Hampshire, Anne started playing folk music at an early age, along with her brother, David Dodson (who has also become a fine song writer and performer!). After a few years "in retirement", Anne decided to make a career of performance in her 20's. For 5 years she worked with the highly acclaimed trio "County Down", until 1982, and then moved on to the 5 member band "Different Shoes" who performed together for 10 years.
Most recently, she does solo work or is joined by Matt Szostak, who adds a second voice, some additional fancy cittern and guitar work, and even the occasional hurdy-gurdy! (he builds them too!) Anne also works with children of any age, in school and library workshops and/or residencies. Her first 2 solo albums, Tranquility Grange and In Its Own Sweet Time are followed by From Where I Sit in 1994 and Almost Grown, her first recording for kids and their families, in 1995. Her fifth solo album, "Against the Moon" is now available; go the "recordings" page for more information.
Anne has shared the stage with such notables as Gordon Bok (with whom she records and often performs), Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, and has also recorded and done an occasional concert with Noel Paul Stookey ("Peter, Paul & Mary")
Anne Dodson has been working with Matt Szostak since 1992. They met while sailing in Penobscot Bay in the summer of 1990 and have shared home and travel since later that year. Together they play a combination of old and new songs, do some joint writing and generally have a wonderful time bringing their music to audiences around the country. They live on the coast of Maine.
Anne is currently not touring. Please see Itinerary and Update.
Anne Dodson, 7 Thomas Street, Camden Maine 04843
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