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Melbourne blues artist Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be deeply immersed into her world of electrified rhythmic tunes, as you will experience if you’re going along to this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show August 3&4 at Caulfield Racecourse.

Scionti’s new 2019 album Orphan Diary, is a collection of original songs telling stories of love, loss, and longing from her childhood to now. Having lost both parents in her teenage years, this album is uninhibited, raw and unapologetic in its honesty. Orphan Diary marks the follow up to her 2017 self-titled EP which debuted at No.2 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts.

Having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues players, including Fiona Boyes and Geoff Achison, Anna is a regular on the Blues Train as well as festivals including Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), the Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Festival (VIC), Yackandandah Cigar Box Guitar Festival, Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival (VIC), Docklands Blues Music Festival (VIC), Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues (VIC) and the National Folk Festival (ACT).

Ahead of her Melbourne Guitar Show appearance, Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down for a chat with Anna at Eastgate Music about her music, the new album, her gear and the guitar show.

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