Anna Vogelzang has been making songs since 2000, playing them in public since 2003, and driving them around the country since 2007. Her melody-driven, multi-instrumental folkpop ballads have been met with warm reviews (9/10, PopMatters) & landed her at festivals, conferences, and on bills with some of her heroes, including Sara Bareilles, Gillian Welch, Mirah, Anais Mitchell, Laura Gibson, Wye Oak, Steve Poltz, Mason Jennings, Amanda Palmer, & many more. Anna is currently touring in support of the Driftless EP, a home-spun, steadfast collection of gritty new-folk songs, many of which were written in 2014 as part of the song-a-week project RealWomenRealSongs.
In April of 2015, after writing more than 70 songs in 15 months, Vogelzang joined producer Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Anais Mitchell, Andrew Bird) in the studio to embark upon her fifth LP, Hiker. Joined by percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Shane Leonard (Field Report), the trio recorded 12 songs, hand-picked by Sickafoose, in one week as a live band. The lush, sonic landscape explores the identity of being a human in nature, and the animal nature of being a human. Hiker will be released on May 6, 2016.
At home in Wisconsin, Vogelzang is a band coach as well as a voice & songwriting instructor at Girls Rock Camp Madison. She also runs songwriting workshops for local area schools and community groups. In 2012, Vogelzang founded Wintersong, a holiday event that has raised more than $13,000 for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin since its inception. The seasonal revue has featured PHOX, Count This Penny, Vogelzang, Corey Mathew Hart, and more.
"Vogelzang plays the banjo, ukuleles, electric guitar, and kalimba on stage, but has always been a singer who loves words and feelings first and foremost. It's tempting to describe her voice in terms typically reserved to describe forces of nature.” – The Capital Times