Anna Anawalt


I come from a large family and now I am a busy wife& mother and I love to perform and create music to inspire, uplift. Much of my music has been inspired by family life and also working with children as a music, movement teacher. I hope to bring goodness to children and people of all ages with my music.. I was pleased to be awarded in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as a finalist in my Butterfy song, in 2017: and hope to take this song further. I also enjoy collaborating/playing with others in folk, world music, classical, celtic, bluegrass, country settings as primarily a fiddler, also as a pianist and/or singer. I play mandolin and a few percussive instruments as well ( mainly cajon, African drums)





What is music to you? What does it give you?

An amazing outlet for expressing beauty, joy, sadness, pains in life, etc. I love to sing, play and share and hopefully uplift others through my music compositions.

What is your music dream?

I just want to share and get it out there to others more, bring upliftment, happiness and hope.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Being kind to one individual at a time. Showing unconditional love.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

so many, but one I grew up with was music from John Rutter's requim. It still brings me peace and comfort.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

So many, Alison Krauss I look up to so much, Kruger Brothers, Eva CAssidy and so many more in the bluegrass/folk world. The Corrs, Anuna, celtic women, and many others in the celtic/irish genre.. I love the music of Chopin, Bach,Faure, Arvo Part, in the Christian music genre - Michael W. Smith, etc.. so many great artists in all genres! Artists i enjoy are all over the map!

What inspires you to make music?

experiences growing up as a child, and now life raising a family- being a wife, mother.. seeing nature, beauties around me... Children and the child in me still inspires what I write.. Emotions/experiences that inspire sadness, joy, heartache.. I could go on and on..

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Hold onto those moments of joy, goodness in your life and to those you love. And Create, create and create and LOVE and embrace your creations. And share. This is what we do here on drooble! One of the greatest joys in my life has been to create and share music with others.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

uplifted, happy, I seek to reach into others hearts as I sing. And it's joyful to me when I see that happening.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

So hard to break through in the music industry. So much i have to learn. I don't really know how to answer this question.

What do you think of Drooble?

I've had so so many postitive experiences and collaborations through drooble! (You have to seek it , put yourself forward and be assertive to find those collabs i think!) I Love it! Thankyou drooble team!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

mainly finding the time, and creative energy within other obligations in life... Mostly i'm a pretty happy musician though!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

ABSOLUTELY! I lead a musicans group in my hometown valley - we have montly jams and a network on facebook where we support each other in alot of ways including helping each other get gigs! Its great...

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

ability to connect with others, dialogue and music that others can feel and connect to, and good quality tunes and sound (If there is passion and emotion in your music, others feel that too..)

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Eric Whitacre, Anuna, Leaping Lulu, Kila Mateah, The Real Group (jazz), Nichole Nordeman, Maddie Wilson, Jason Tonioli, Johann Johannsson, Kristen J. Lloyd, Chris Mortensen, Three Tall Pines, Mandolin Orange, Lee Marcus (bluegrass!) Robert Linton, Wayne Montgomery, Thomas Mac... I could go ON AND ON!!! (not sure who's heard of who but many of these are friends who are wonderful musicians and trying to get their stuff out there!)