Ontario-based singer-songwriter will release her second album, “In the Unknown,” next month, and has just released a live performance video of the lead track “In Everything” in partnership with Mitch Fillion (Southern Souls).
“In Everything” is a clarion call for Mother Nature, inspired by the ideas of Pantheism, where Sumi encourages us all to treat each other and the environment with reverence and respect. She feels fortunate to be able to give melody to the social and environmental issues she holds close.
“I believe we should all strive to make our world a better place, and I feel blessed to be able to inspire positive change through song,” she says.
Annie Sumi currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is a folk singer-songwriter with a sound shaped by varied musical influences, from Joni to Feist to Nick Drake, and a dash of mystical songstress Kate Bush emerging in this album. Sumi’s debut album, “Reflections,” charted on college radio (Earshot!) for 10 straight weeks and a few tracks earned airplay on CBC Radio from coast to coast. The album also earned numerous accolades, including nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Recording and Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards, and Best Singer-Songwriter at the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards. Sumi is also part of the award-winning quartet, The Hidden Roots Collective.
Tuesday, October 10 – BURDOCK – Toronto, ON
Wednesday, October 11 – SILENCE SOUNDS – Guelph, ON
Thursday, October 12 – HOUSE CONCERT – Mattawa, ON
Friday, October 13 – Windsong Series @ LES COMPAGNONS – North Bay, ON
Saturday, October 14 – RON SEXSMITH & ANNIE SUMI – Greenbank, ON
Sunday, October 15 – ROSEDALE HOUSE CONCERT – Ottawa, ON
Thursday, October 19 – OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Folk Music Ontario – Toronto, ON
Thursday, October 26 – STARSTOP SERIES – Napanee, ON
Saturday, October 28 – BRONSON CENTRE Little Angels Fundraiser – Ottawa, ON
Sunday, October 29 – THORNTON HALL – Whitby, ON
Photo credit: Marley Hutchinson