Songwriter Anna Tivel comes from Portland, Oregon, USA and her original songs have attracted a great deal of attention. Music critics are taken with Anna Tivel’s knack of encompassing a lot of emotion in stories of quiet, ordinary lives, through characters her listeners recognise and remember. Anna Tivel has made five albums since 2014. The most recent is Blue World (2021), which is a re-recording of some of her previous releases. The songs on Blue World have gained a new lease of life, due to the altered reality of the corona lock-down.
Anna Tivel’s last-but-one album, The Question, fra 2019, was recorded live in the studio by Brian Joseph (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens) on the desk and produced by multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard. This is the album the radiostation NPR called “one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019.” Of the recording process, Anna Tivel has said: “We just sat there and played together until the stories felt right. Then Brian pushed the ‘record’ button, and we tried to get the songs down in one or two takes.” Anna Tivel works closely with her colleague Jeffrey Martin, who also appears at Tønder Festival 2022. Jeffrey Martin joins Anna Tivel on stage, and she backs him at his concerts. Her only Danish festival concert in 2022.