Remember This Name: Anna Calvi : All Songs Considered Discover one of Bob Boilen's favorite new artists, Anna Calvi. Her music contains elements of blues, opera, Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf and David Bowie, all floating around in the mix.
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Remember This Name: Anna Calvi

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I put Anna Calvi in my headphones last night. I'd just gotten an advance of her record, which comes out March 1 — and in just a few weeks in Europe — and besides hearing the passion in Calvi's voice, I was also struck by her stark Telecaster guitar. Reference points might be Tom Verlaine of Television for the guitar and a bit of the singing, but there are also elements of blues, opera, Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf and David Bowie floating around in the mix.

Here are a few videos that give you a good idea why Anna Calvi has captured my attention. What do you think?

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