Anni Piper – Australia’s First Lady of the Blues, Coming to The Birk

Anni Piper“Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It’s soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor… Piper commands songs utterly.” – Jeremy Loome, The Edmondton Sun

One listen will tell you why in her homeland Anni Piper is known as the First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a sultry vocalist, but an insightful composer, accomplished bass player, and show stopping performer. Born and raised in Australia, her passion for blues was ignited by the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Picking up a bass guitar at age 14, Piper completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at 19 years of age. Finding it difficult to resume her performing career following the birth of her son, Piper recorded her debut album ‘Jailbait’ in 2004. She was immediately signed to Black Market Music, Australia’s most prestigious blues label and began touring throughout the country. She has since been honored with multiple nominations and awards from the Australian Blues Music Awards, ABC Radio “Fresh Air” contest, and songwriting contests in both Australia and the UK. Piper has since recorded with the American label Blue Leaf Records and most recently released her newest album, More Guitars Than Friends, on her own Sugar Daddy Records label. Now living in the US, she has toured 35 states, playing in major venues such as The House of Blues and BB King’s.

Anni Piper will be heading to Oregon in mid-August, with her first ever appearance at The Birk on Friday, August 11. Show time is at 6:00 pm with tickets available in advance at for $10.00. Admission at the door is $15.00. The Birk is located at 11139 Hwy 202 in Birkenfeld.

On Saturday, August 12, Anni Piper will be performing at the Bronze Blues & Brews Festival in Joseph, Oregon.