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This is what you may call a world tour...!

Hi, friends!

It's gearing up to be an eventful summer! In a couple of weeks, Ann-Marita will be returning to her home town in Norway, Hellesylt, to perform at the 30th anniversary of their festival Hellesyltdagane.

From there, her travels will take her via Los Angeles, CA to Alaska, where she will be a featured guest artist at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, performing a number of concerts and also teaching singing/songwriting workshops from July 14.-30. See more detailed info on the Upcoming Events page. This will be Ann-Marita's first ever Alaskan adventure...!

Following this, Ann-Marita returns to Southern California, for additional shows in the Los Angeles area. (Some recording sessions for the upcoming album as well, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to hear the result of those.)

If you happen to be in the area of any of these VERY spread-out events, come say hi! (Or if not, tune in to the live stream of the Kulak's Woodshed show in North Hollywood, CA on August 22!)

Have a happy summer, everyone!

 

BuzzFeed, SoCal, more live videos

Happy February!

Last month, Ann-Marita was lucky enough to be a featured performer at BuzzFeed Open Mic in Hollywood, CA. Her live set got 2,000 views on Facebook the first day it aired. Check it out below!

 

You can also find some brand new live videos on the YouTube channel, like Ann-Marita's cover of Trisha Yearwood's "Trying To Love You" and a new version of an old favorite; "State Line", from Ann-Marita's 2007 album "Intuition".

If you happen to be in Southern California, don't miss the Scandinavian Festival of Southern California, where Ann-Marita will be performing on April 2nd, 12 pm! More info on the calendar page!

That's all for now, folks! Some exciting things in the works, but we can't reveal'em all just yet!

Thanks for spending some time with us! You are all very much appreciated.

Peace and joy!

Happy New Year to all!

...and we wish you the best that 2017 has to offer!

Ann-Marita has been traveling back and forth between California and Sweden this year, performing and working on new material for the upcoming album. Here's a little taste of what's to come, from a recent live performance at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, California, also featuring guitarist Al Bonhomme.

Ann-Marita's touring plans for 2017 just *might* include some locations she's never visited before, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support! Peace & joy!

 

1 Million YouTube Views!

Happy first day of spring, everyone!

 

In December of 2015, Ann-Marita was cast in a commercial for God Morgon orange juice, playing herself as a Scandinavian expatriate in Los Angeles. Little did she know of the story behind the entire production. (You will have to watch the video to get the full picture.)

The God Morgon film was released on YouTube in March 2016, and currently, it has had more than 1 million views in less than two weeks since its release! The emotion captured on camera is obviously resonating with people all over the world.

NAMM show, Norwegians and new to do-list!

It's a new year! Which means a whole new plethora of stuff on the agenda!

First of all, Ann-Marita is headed to the annual NAMM show in Anaheim from Jan. 21-24. This is the place to be for any musical equipment manufacturer, music gear head, music performer and...music anything. Ann-Marita is a proud SHUBB Capos endorsed artist, and will appear at their NAMM show booth at 3 pm Sunday January 24th for a live demonstration.

On February 13th, Ann-Marita will be taking her Scandinavian tribute show to the Sons of Norway monthly dinner party at Norronna Lodge in Van Nuys, CA. If you happen to be a member, you can't miss this one.

And last, but definitely not least, Ann-Marita is one of the opening acts for Dean Sams of country supergroup Lonestar in Long Beach, CA on February 27th. Check out the event on Facebook  and get your tickets!

Apart from that, Ann-Marita is heading into the studio in the coming months. New album coming in 2016! Stay tuned and keep on checking back!

Thank you for the invaluable support!

Shows, charts and new music!

Hello everyone!

Hope this finds you well. A few tidbits of news here!

First of all, thank you to all of you who have helped Ann-Marita reach the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Americana charts for Los Angeles! At the current moment, she's in the #4 spot. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to visit Ann-Marita on ReverbNation, listen to a few tracks, maybe become a fan...! Then maybe the #1 spot isn't too far away? 

Also, check out a new live performance on Ann-Marita's YouTube channel. A new album is in the works, and this song gives you a tiny taste of what's to come.

Finally, Ann-Marita is about to hit the road to perform at the Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, AZ, this Saturday Nov. 14. For the Californians on this list, there is an upcoming show at Butler's Coffee in Palmdale on Nov. 28.

So...this was short, sweet and to the point, right? Thank you again for your support, and feel free to drop us a line from the contact page, check out the Facebook page or maybe even Twitter...yeah, that should do it for now!

Thank you!

Peace & joy!

Ann-Marita hits the Scandinavian festival circuit!

Hello, friends!

Some show dates for you all!

In the coming weeks, Ann-Marita will be hitting the road – or air, actually – to perform at Scandinavian festivals in New Jersey and Illinois. Coming up first in line is the The 31st annual Scandinavian Fest, (or ScanFest '15), in Budd Lake, NJ on September 6th, 2015. If you happen to be in the area, check out the festival website for more info and show times!

The following weekend, Sept. 13th, Ann-Marita will be performing at the 36th annual Scandinavian Day Festival in South Elgin, Illinois. For more info, follow Ann-Marita's calendar page, or visit the festival website .

For you SoCal people, you can see Ann-Marita perform as part of David Harvey Presents at the legendary venue Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena on August 25th, or at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant on Sept. 1, for JC Hyke's Songwriter Serenade .

And if there is no way for you to get to any of these places, hey, there's always iTunes .

Thank you for checking in!

Another Scandinavian excursion...!

A message from Ann-Marita:

 

Hi, everybody!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

How are you all doing?

I've been keeping really busy performing all around Southern California for the past few months. In addition to my solo shows – including the recent Scandinavian Festival of Southern California in Thousand Oaks – I've been singing ferociously with several popular local bands, including L.A. Rhythm Crew, (you get to see me put on a dress and sing r'n'b classics...!) and South Bay Country (you get to see me in my usual jeans and boots, belting out the country hits...!)

I have tons more SoCal shows coming up in the fall, but first I'm headed back to Scandinavia for some happenings over the summer. (Check the calendar page for show updates.)

In the meantime, please find my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AnnMaritaMusic

Or buy some tracks right here on my official site! Thank you so much for the great support.

Peace & joy,

Ann-Marita.

New video in the works!

Greetings, everyone!

And thank you for showing your support of Ann-Marita's new EP; "The Purple Ribbon Sessions". For all the new fans on Radio Airplay, ReverbNation and Facebook, as well as various radio stations currently spinning "California Sun": THANK YOU! The single was picked up by Swedish radio station Country Classics, which is under the widely popular Bandit-umbrella. "California Sun" has also received airplay in the Netherlands, as well as already getting over 1,100 spins on YouTube.

Ann-Marita also recently completed a string of successful shows in Denmark and Sweden, and is back in California preparing for upcoming appearances, as well as new videos. So who wants a "Karoline with a K"-video? It's been a long time coming, and it's coming. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, please share Ann-Marita's music with your friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, dog, cat, really anyone you think might enjoy it. Thank you again for your amazing support.

Peace & joy to all.

"The Purple Ribbon Sessions" is here!

The day is here for the official online release of Ann-Marita's new EP "The Purple Ribbon Sessions".

 

Norwegian-born, California-based singer/songwriter Ann-Marita has had some serious twists and turns in her life and career, leading her between countries and continents on a long, slow journey of self-discovery, or a long, slow world tour, if you will. Her last album release was 2007's "Intuition", however, there has not been a hiatus. "I have been performing the entire time," Ann-Marita explains. "But...life happened. And then life happened again. I've moved from Australia to Sweden back to Los Angeles, constantly writing, playing, singing and performing, but wasn't ready to release any new music. This 5-song EP features some of the songs I was writing during this time, and it also marks my first venture as producer and also instrumentalist on a few of the tracks."

 

There's a whole new profundity and maturity soaking these five songs, which span from breezy West Coast country rock to twangy honky-tonk and bare, stripped-down acoustic folk. Ann-Marita serenades the healing power of the California sunshine and an emigrant ancestor, sets a small-time criminal straight, and lays her "busted heart" on display in the power ballad "Wrecking Ball" and the heart-wrenching plea "Remember Me Pretty". 

 

The first single; "California Sun" is hitting radio in March 2014. It will be available for download from all major digital outlets including iTunes and Amazon.com, and physical copies of "The Purple Ribbon Sessions" will be available for purchase from cdbaby.com, or at any live show you can happen to catch, including the March 22nd EP release party at Butler's Coffee in Palmdale, CA. (See Upcoming Events for more details.)

 

 

 

Ann-Marita appearing on television in Scandinavia

 

Great things are happening for Ann-Marita. Starting October 7, her Scandinavian fans can catch her on television, promoting WEN Haircare. More pictures and videos will be added soon, but here are a few of the times you can catch Ann-Marita on TV this week:

NORGE!
TV3 Norway: Tirsdag 8. oktober kl. 9.31 & 9.49, torsdag 10. oktober kl. 11.55, søndag 13 okt. kl. 10.03.

V4 NORWAY: Mandag 7.oktober kl. 11.43 & 11.55.

SVERIGE!
TV3: Måndag 7. oktober kl. 10.50, onsdag 9. oktober kl. 10.45.

TV8 lördag 12. oktober kl. 15.12, söndag 13. oktober kl. 14.35.

There will also be a brand new television ad for Sweden coming in the near future, so stay tuned!

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