Anne Hills

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Anne Hills
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Anne Hills and Tom Paxton performing in Nelsonville, Ohio, on May 15, 2005.
Background information
Birth name Anne E. Hills
Born October 1953 (1953-10) (age 61)
Moradabad, India
Genres Folk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Autoharp.
Years active 1967–Present
Labels Flying Fish, Hogeye, Appleseed
Website Official Website

Anne Hills is an American folk singer-songwriter.

Hills was born in October, 1953, to a family of missionaries in Moradabad, India[1] and grew up in Michigan. She studied at Interlochen, where she played in a band with Chris Brubeck and Peter Erskine. In 1976, she moved to Chicago and was a co-founder of the record label Hogeye Music. After releasing a few records on Hogeye, the label was bought out by Flying Fish Records in the mid-1980s. In 1984, Anne briefly was a member of a trio (along with Tom Paxton and Bob Gibson) known as the Best of Friends. In 1988 she began collaborating with Cindy Mangsen, with whom she released two duo albums. Together with Priscilla Herdman the three singers recorded as a trio in 1990 and again in 1997. In 1998, she contributed renditions to tribute albums for Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. The 2000s saw her collaborating with Tom Paxton and singing in a fourpiece called Fourtold with Steve Gillette, Mangsen, and Michael Peter Smith.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Hills also acts on the live stage. Additionally, she collaborated with Liz Paxson on a children's book with an accompanying album, featuring Hills and her daughter, Tamlyn. She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is married to Mark Moss, editor of Sing Out!.

Discography[edit]

  • Woman of a Calm Heart (1978)
  • The Panic is On (with Jan Burda) (Hogeye, 1982)
  • Don't Explain (Hogeye, 1984)
  • On This Day Earth Shall Sing (Hogeye, 1984)
  • Woman of a Calm Heart (Flying Fish Records, 1988)
  • October Child (Flying Fish, 1993)
  • Angle of the Light (Flying Fish, 1995)
  • Bittersweet Street (Redwing Music, 1998)
  • Paradise Lost & Found (Redwing, 1999)
  • Under American Skies (with Tom Paxton) (2001)
  • Fourtold (with Steve Gillette, Cindy Mangsen, and Michael Peter Smith) (2003)
  • Best of Friends (with Tom Paxton and Bob Gibson) (2004)
  • Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs of Opal Whiteley (2006)
  • Ef You Don't Watch Out (2007)
  • Points of View (2009)
  • Rhubarb Trees (with David Roth) (2011)
  • The Things I Notice Now: Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton (2012)
With Cindy Mangsen
  • Never Grow Old (1994)
  • Never Grow Up (1998)
With Cindy Mangsen and Priscilla Herdman
  • Voices (1990)
  • Voices of Winter (1997)
  • At the Turning of the Year (2000)

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