Anna St. Louis

Adam Torres








If Only There Was A River is the first full-length studio album from Anna St. Louis. The songwriter, who originally hails from Kansas City, began writing songs after moving to Los Angeles five years ago and has previously released a cassette of recordings on Woodsist / Mare Records, appropriately titled First Songs. The tape received notice from NPR: All Songs Considered, Pitchfork, and Stereogum.

On her proper debut, St. Louis, spreads her wings and expands on the promise hinted at on First Songs. To achieve that end, St. Louis enlisted Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) and Kevin Morby to produce the album, which was engineered by Thomas in his home in Mount Washington, LA. The collection of 11 songs also features Justin Sullivan (Night Shop) on drums and multi-instrumentalist Oliver Hill (Pavo Pavo). While hints of influences like Loretta Lynn, John Fahey and Townes Van Zandt peek out of the corners of the songs, If Only There Was a River is not a nostalgic affair. Rather it marks the emergence of an artist fully coming into their own.




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“there’s something about her warm tone and soft-but-crisp pronunciation that energizes these words and shrinks the barrier between St. Louis and the listener.” – Stereogum

“A record of longing — of a soul reaching for more. To step into the world of Anna St. Louis is to step into a world where the heart leads straight to the soul and where everything is cloaked in beautiful mystery.” – Kevin Morby



Date City Venue Country
14/08/19 St. Malo (FR) La Route du Rock Festival France
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16/08/19 Brecon (UK) Green Man Festival United Kingdom
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19/08/19 London Chats Palace United Kingdom
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21/08/19 Ancona Soncerti Festival Germany
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22/08/19 Teramo A Minor Place Italy
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23/08/19 Ravenna (IT) Hana-Bi Italy
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01/09/19 Dorset (UK) End of the Road Festival United Kingdom
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