Anna Stine is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Her lyrics and melodies are driven by a soulful authenticity that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna harmoniously blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies, while drawing upon the influence of wild places and powerful female artists. Anna’s experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance.
In her debut album Company of Now released October 2018, Anna delves into the delicate dance of being present in the midst of growth and discomfort. Through songs that speak to both suffering and self-acceptance, she encourages listeners to stand tall, breathe easy, and step from the ground they’re standing on. The lilting melodies and forthright lyrics evolved after leaving her home in Ohio and beginning a new life in Minnesota, where many solo trips to the North Shore and bike rides around the companion like lakes breathed life into the compositions. The music and message that blossomed from the process is one of acknowledgement and acceptance. Produced by Robert Bell, Company of Now is a recognition of what we leave behind when we embark on a new journey, and a celebration of all that we gain while being present during the inevitable ache that accompanies growth.