Annie's Blues Blog

By Julia Opus Raven...

Trains, Dogs, Shoe Leather and the Blues Escalator.

July 22, 2018

Heckled by trains, making the festival headlines and awesome drummer Terry Anderson subs for the blues festival.

December 8, 2017

How am I feeling? Excited that's what! It's the party season and Annie have landed the biggest gig in Shrewsbury. Pete and I wore out the shoe leather one evening in October hoping to pick up some gigs in town. We visited a few great looking venues (and a couple...

June 1, 2017

This blog is written for Automatic Annie's  followers that we call "The Amigos".
We are not an exclusive train, in fact we would love you to join us, and that is done as easily as click.  Mind you, we make tantrum throwers get off!

We often play This Train is...

April 27, 2017

Automatic Annie would like to thank everyone who roared in to sunny Sandbach and showed their hands to the band and performers on the cobbles at the Music & Transport Festival on Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Annie brewed up a cool blues voodoo storm, and...

April 16, 2017

Nantwich Folk and Blues Festival, A debut gig. 

And the band came together beautifully for the debut gig. I enjoyed it immensely. The vibe was good, the chemistry was fine. The crowd enjoyed it and danced and clapped and wanted more.

The highlight event for me was...

March 2, 2017

A good name paints a picture, throws you a vibe and gets you to the gig! Automatic Annie jumped out of a song that is a favourite of ours, Wang Dang Doodle, written by Willie Dixon....

February 24, 2017

Rock drummers are notoriously savage. 

Sometimes unpredictable, often ungovernable, usually downright frisky and decidedly hot under the collar.

As a young singer in the late 80's my dad gave me "the drummer chat" explaining that if I dated one,  I...

February 6, 2017

We all knew it straight away, you know that feeling you get when everything is just right?

The Goldilocks effect travelled through the floor and up through my feet, filling me with complete certainty as Lynden started to lay down his groove.

As a vocalist I am al...

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