I fell in love with Anna Wise in 2012 when a friend handed me a self-titled album by Sonnymoon. There were no photos, only artwork and that voice. By the time I hit Track 5 Watersboiled, I was all the way in. Since then, Anna Wise has continued to bloom as an artist with spectacular collaborations, her own solo work and a penchant for depth in her lyrics, sound and themes.
As a staunch supporter of independent artists in the entertainment industry, Anna is hands on with other mediums as well, creating works of video, photo and other various design to accompany her music. Anna also performs alongside her band, Sonnymoon, with whom she has released three albums, Golden Age, Sonnymoon, and The Courage of Present Times. Anna has shared the stage with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kimbra, The Roots and Flying Lotus.
This year will mark my 3rd time returning to the Ford Theatres to produce a concert and I am THRILLED to feature GRAMMY-award winning Anna Wise. She'll bring her all-woman band from Brooklyn along with an opening set by Los Angeles producer and beatmaker, MNDSGN (Stones Throw Records), and special guests including Durand Bernarr. Peter Jacobson aka hellacello (Alpha Pup Records) will perform a special set before the show on the Ford's plaza.
Go As If will donate tickets and bus transportation to local LA non-profits as a way to remove obstacles (real and perceived) to high quality art experiences for underserved communities.
Pay it forward when you give the gift of music and an unforgettable night to someone deserving.