Speak Out: A family’s musical creativity
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The Annie Moses Band recently returned to the Anniston area for a performance, which featured the six siblings and their parents, Robin and Bill Wolaver of Nashville. Annie Moses was the great-grandmother of the siblings: Annie (violin), Alex (viola), Ben (cello), Camille ((harp, keyboard), Gretchen (mandolin, violin) and Jeremiah (banjo and guitar.) Bill is a professional songwiter/arranger/pianist and Robin is a professional lyricist/singer.

From the cotton patch of Annie Moses to the concert hall are four generations of a musical legacy. Their music combines a spiritual message from Psalms 150 to “praise God with stringed instruments” and musical excellence with the children beginning music lessons at age 4. This dynamic group has a sound all their own which they call chamber pop, a blend of classical, jazz, pop and country with sometimes an Irish gig.

The Annie Moses Band is universally acclaimed by critics and audiences as well for their instrumental virtuosity and layered vocals. Extremely popular on public television, the band recognizes the visual element is a key component of their success as the audience can see which family members are playing which instrument and singing. Last year they performed in Carnegie Hall, received a standing ovation debut on the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium and released Pilgrims and Prodigals and the Blush music video. They’re known for their Christmas tours and recordings as well as their Fine Arts Summer Academy to inspire young performers in the discipline, beauty and excitement of highly skilled musicianship. Congratulations to this family for their musical creativity and artistry.

Penny J. Nielsen
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