Waldo’s to host Australia’s First Lady of Blues Feb. 20

VERO BEACH — Award-winning bassist-vocalist Anni Piper debuts songs from her new album, More Guitars Than Friends, at Waldo’s at the Driftwood, 3150 Ocean Dr., Saturday, February 20. Showtime is 9 p.m. and the concert is free.

The 10-song disc, the first to be released on Piper’s own Sugar Daddy Records imprint, is a lively potpourri of sounds.

“All the original songs on the album were written since I moved to the US about a year ago,” states the Australian expatriate now residing in Cocoa, Fla.

More Guitars Than Friends was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Solar Studio (using exclusively solar power) in Orlando.

Anni Piper – often referred to as “Australia’s First Lady of the Blues” – blends deep, sexy vocals with a high-energy bass playing style (often barefoot), making for a thoroughly enjoyable live experience. Anni first started playing electric guitar at age 12, but switched to bass two years later.

In 2004 Piper released Jailbait, which earned her “Best New Talent”at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards. Subsequent album releases include 2007’s Texas Hold ‘Em, 2009’s Two’s Company (which reached #1 on the Australian Roots music chart and #21 on the Living Blues chart), 2010’s Chasin’ Tail (released by Blues Leaf Records), and 2013’s Split Second, a duet effort with Nicole Hart.

For more information about her Vero Beach performance, call (772) 231-7091 or go to Waldo’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Waldos-Restaurant-Bar

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