Anni Piper | Texas Hold 'Em

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Texas Hold 'Em

by Anni Piper

Blistering blues from this outstanding Aussie talent. Anni takes us on a fantastic journey, showcasing her blues evolution through sultry emotion-charged vocals, groovin' bass and inspired song writing.
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mystery of Love
3:31 $0.99
2. Texas Hold 'Em
3:05 $0.99
3. Love's Truly Blind
3:27 $0.99
4. Blues Before Sunrise
3:24 $0.99
5. Playing Your Bottom Line
2:07 $0.99
6. The More I Keep On Losin'
4:29 $0.99
7. Watchdog
3:33 $0.99
8. Little Redhead
3:23 $0.99
9. Empty Arms
3:55 $0.99
10. Untrue
4:36 $0.99
11. Tailor Made
2:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
Voluptuous Australian blues sensation Anni Piper has released an aptly titled CD of blistering hot Texas blues tunes.
"Texas Hold 'Em" is Anni's highly anticipated new release to follow-up her successful debut.
It features a rawer sound than her first album, and is more representative of Anni’s outstanding live performances. If you liked "Jailbait', you'll love "Texas Hold 'Em"!
Anni’s sultry vocals have attracted significant overseas interest and she signed with USA label Blues Leaf Records in 2008. The ‘Blues Leaf’ catalogue includes releases by many successful American performers including the award-winning Janiva Magness. Anni’s USA debut, titled ‘Two’s Company’ was released in January 2009 and hit #1 on the Australian Roots music charts.
Recent achievements include becoming a finalist in the 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards. Anni also received a nomination for ‘Best Female Vocal’ at the 2008 Australian Blues Music (Chain) Awards and a nomination for the ‘Rudy Brandsma’ award at the 2007 Australian National Songwriting Contest.
Anni's first CD 'Jailbait' won several awards including:
• Australian Blues Music Awards Best New Talent winner
• ABC National Radio ‘Fresh Air’ competition winner
• Australian National Songwriting Contest –blues category 2nd place

“She’s done it again. This lady was born to sing the blues! Another great CD.”
‘Canadian’ Cath Ford, 4CRM Radio, President of the Sugar City Blues Club

“Anni Piper gives the listener a royal flush in spades with this CD. All I can say is ‘deal me in’. The playing is superb... Texas Hold ‘Em is a thoroughly enjoyable listen”
“Sticks” Randall Ierna, Ranluron Music, BMI (USA)

“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, Canada



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Mitch Richards

Anni Piper goes all in with "Texas Hold 'Em"!
I've been waiting 3 years to see how Anni Piper was going to follow up her debut CD "Jailbait". Well, "Texas Hold 'Em" was certainly worth the wait! It's immediately clear that Piper has evolved on all levels with this release, which is no mean feat given the award winning strength of "Jailbait". Anni's song writing is inspired & insightful, complimented by some stellar performances by the band.

Anni takes the listener on a journey through the blues; from the Delta inspired feel of "Mystery of Love" to the Rockabilly grooves of "Texas Hold 'Em", the Country-esque "Love's Truly Blind" to the Gypsy-fuelled "Playing Your Bottom Line" (which features some inspiring interplay between the Fiddle & Resonator guitar!). Anni even works a Sesame Street feel into the cleverly penned "Little Redhead" with outstanding results. This CD also includes some insight into Anni’s inspirations with the inclusion of 4 covers: “Blues Before Sunrise”, “Watchdog”, SRV’s “Empty Arms” – & my favourite being her take on “The More I Keep on Losin” (the Jeff Turmes penned Janiva Magness tune) which Anni makes her own with an exceptional vocal performance.

Overall “Texas Hold ‘Em” is, simply put, a sensational CD. The songs are well written, the band grooves, and Piper’s vocals are fantastic. (I felt particularly moved by the emotion-wrought performances of “Untrue” & “Love’s Truly Blind”)
My advice? Do yourself a favor and listen to this CD – you won’t be disappointed.