Annabelle Chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek
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Annabelle with Six String Nation guitar
Background information
Born(1973-10-02) October 2, 1973 (age 43)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Alternative rock
  • indie
  • folk
Occupation(s)Singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, new media artist
Instrumentsvocals, guitars, Violin, Mandolin
Years active1997 - present
LabelsMassive Quantities of Good Vibes


Annabelle Chvostek (given birth to Oct 5, 1973) is a Canadian singer-songwriter located in Montreal. She actually is known on her behalf rich singing tone of voice, convincing lyrics and genre-spanning musicality, aswell as her Juno-nominated use tranquility trio The Wailin’ Jennys.

Life and career

Created in Toronto, she actually is the girl of Canadian tv maker Milan Chvostek (THE TYPE of Issues) and journalist Isobel Warren. A musical prodigy, her 1st gig was using the Canadian Opera Business when she was seven. She got her begin in music performing using the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus and executing on television special deals with Anne Murray and Tommy Hunter. She performed violin with her father and became a member of in on her behalf mother's repertoire of Canadian folk music. At age group 14 she began dabbling in audio creation and multitrack structure using a four monitor tape recorder and a residence filled with musical equipment and objects to create sound with. At 16 she started writing and executing songs followed by electric guitar. She transferred to Montréal in 1995 to review Interdisciplinary Great Arts at Concordia School, and in 1997 released her initial documenting, 1am to 5am. She released her singer-songwriter profession there with starting pieces for Dar Williams, Cent Lang, Veda Hille, Kinnie Starr and Tegan and Sara, and began touring Canada writing the stage with Rae Spoon, Po' Gal, Bob Snider and so many more. After signing up for The Wailin' Jennys in November 2004, she toured throughout THE UNITED STATES, the united kingdom and Australia, like the 2006 Edmonton Folk Music Celebration, featuring a shock mainstage established with Bruce Cockburn. There have been multiple appearances on the Prairie Home Partner, including a PBS broadcast on Great Shows, live at Tanglewood alongside Garrison Keillor and Meryl Streep, and a cooperation with Keillor and Bonnie Raitt.Chvostek's thirst for new horizons provides led her to attempt numerous collaborative tasks in music, dance and new mass media. She has made songs in cooperation with the rings Millipede and Lake of Stew, and with electroacoustic composer Ned Bouhalassa. Her multi-disciplinary functionality in 2004 with Anna Friz, The Computerized Prayer Machine, toured European countries and Canada. She's created soundscores for choreographers in Montréal and NY, including five functions for choreographer Aviva Geismar/Drastic Actions.She self-produced her first full-length CD Total Stay in 2000, won wide attention, including lots 7 i'm all over this the national campus radio graphs. That calendar year, she also collaborated with Ned Bouhalassa to create Bija, an experimental electro-acoustic task. She was a finalist the CBC big break honours, and released Drinking water in 2003 with support in the Canada Council. In 2005 she made a stripped down single EP called Burnt My Ass which gained wide attention, strike No. 1 in the root base category over the nationwide campus radio graphs, and helped property her employment with Juno-winning folk/root base tranquility trio The Wailin' Jennys, with whom she sang alto and performed electric guitar, mandolin and violin. The music she contributed towards the band's repertoire consist of "The Devil's Paintbrush Street", "Swallow", "Apocalypse Lullaby", and "Firecracker", which show up on the Wailin' Jennys' June 2006 discharge, Firecracker, made by David Travers-Smith. She still left the Jennys in 2007 to come back to structure and solo functionality.In 2008 Annabelle Chvostek released "Resilience" made by Roma Baran (Laurie Anderson) and Vivian Stoll (Isis). It received rave testimonials and was nominated for "Modern Album of the entire year" on the Canadian Folk Music Honours.


1am to 5am (cassette tape; 1997) Bija (2000) Complete Stop (2000) Drinking water (2003) Burnt My Ass (2004) What's Indie? (compilation) (2006) Firecracker (The Wailin' Jennys) (2006) Resilience (2008) Live From Folk Alley (2011) Rise (2012) End up being the Mass media (2015)