To myself I will be true.
Laura Nyro, Billy Joel, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Big Mama Thornton, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Mavis Staples, Nina Simone and countless others.
Songs by Anna Gutmanis
Another Way Out
First In Love
If You Want A Lover
In The Sun
Lately It's Cold
Level of Experience:
ON MY WAY
Blues | R&B and Soul | Rock and Pop
Lately It's Cold, Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes, First In Love, Glimmer In The Dark, People (Got To Get It Together), Hello Again, You Won't Be Sorry, Another Way Out, This Love Is Real To Me, When I Get Out Of Bed, The Rain, Middle Of The Line, In The Sun, I Am Who I Am, Let It Slide, If You Want A Lover, Baby Doll, Still In Love, Then Came You, Til Doomsday, Out Of Time
"Lately It's Cold", 2014 (single)
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes", 2014 (single)
"Anna Gutmanis", 1989 (EP)
"I Am Who I Am", 2008 (CD single b/w "Let It Slide")
"Glimmer In The Dark", 2012 (CD)
"Another Way Out" in the award-winning doc-style video of the same name, directed by Simone Stock.
Pride In The Arts "2009 Pride Song" Award
I am interested in:
Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.
Anna Gutmanis, a Canadian songwriter, singer and keyboardist, entwines her brave, edgy lyrics with deep, blues-style vocals. Her latest releases, “Lately It’s Cold” and “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes”, charted on iTunes, and “Diamonds” also appeared on the Independent Music Network Mainstream Top 30 Chart and the Roots Music Report 2014 Top 100 Pop Song and Album charts. Anna’s critically-acclaimed album “Glimmer In The Dark” was named the Number One album of 2013 on the international OutVoice Top Twenty Album Chart. Several songs from "Glimmer" have appeared on 3 different Australian Indie Radio Charts and on the Roots Music Report 2014 Top 100 Pop Song chart. The award-winning single “I Am Who I Am” remains an anthem to the LGBTQ rights movement, and it was featured in Euro Pride 2015 events in Riga, Latvia. Other recordings include Anna's eponymous debut album, which still receives airplay on commercial radio. She has released 2 music videos, “I Am Who I Am”, and “Another Way Out”. Both videos played at film festivals around the world, and "Another Way Out" won the 2014 Best Short Documentary award at QCinema Texas. Both videos are now up on PFLAG Durham’s YouTube channel, and "Another Way Out" is hitting the short film festival circuit internationally. Anna often performs live in and around Toronto, and also plays shows across Canada and the United States.