Welcome to the official website for Annie Lou & Anne Louise Genest

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SUPERB SONGWRITING AND HEARTY TUNES WITH A UNIQUE OLD TIME FEEL, DELIVERED WITH PLUCK, GROOVE, AND TENDERNESS.

                  What’s New…

             The Annie Lou Evolution

             Touring             Recording

                                                                                   Square Dances!

*Photos by Emma-Lee Photography

 “There is magic here: superior picking, excellent rhythm work, impressive and whimsical lyrics. Genest’s lead vocal style echoes the McGarrigles and Sylvia Tyson, but she is irrefutably herself.” -  Donald Teplyske, Country Standard Time

“There’s an intoxicating quality to (the music of) Annie Lou…it transports you back to simpler times, at the barn dance, sipping from a flask and twirling around the dance floor with your beloved. Each song is sung and played with skill, humour and gusto, with fine talent and craftsmanship throughout, just what you’d expect from a genre rooted in traditional values.”  Doug Swanson, Penguin Eggs

“The music that Annie Lou plays is resonant, vital, and often fun because it is rooted in the everyday. This self-titled debut is a vibrant and vital recording graced with exceptional songwriting.” – Pat Langston, Penguin Eggs

“Genest’s (writing) cleaves closely to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, and Lord knows we can always use a sharp eye leavened by a warm heart.” - Mark S. Tucker, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

“You’ll carry the songs with you even when they’re playing on no other music delivery system than your own memory.” - Jerome Clark, Rambles.net

“Annie Lou was the sparkling delight of the festival. Some of the most soulful oldtimey sounding music there is, with brilliant instrumentation and wonderful vocals.” – Bob Hayes, Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival

“Annie Lou’s sound genuinely reflects the solitude and the grit that still exists in the North. It is frontier music, it’s northern hillbilly music, and it’s honest music, played by musicians who are very passionate about the genre, the musicianship, and the truth.” – Lynn Miles, Canadian singer-songwriter