Anne E. DeChant is first and last a story-teller, an artist who writes with the shit-kicker urgency and sweet understanding of the people who stumble and keep keeping on. A Nashville recording artist originally from Avon Lake, Ohio, she is a 5-time winner of Cleveland's Singer-Songwriter of the Year, and a 2020 Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Finalist.
DeChant has performed with Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Don Henry, Travis Meadows, and was the selected local artist at Lilith Fair (Cleveland 1999). She has delivered stand out shows in storied venues ranging from the Bluebird Café, The Bitter End, The Evening Muse, The Alabama Country Music Hall of Fame, to The Clinton White House.
Anne E. DeChant's unmistakable voice expresses perfectly her songwriter's perception, beginning from her days as the dynamic lead singer of Cleveland fan favorite, Odd Girl Out. With nine studio album releases to her credit, her masterfully crafted, poignant songs move the listener from one world to another with mesmerizing effect.
Anne E. released her first 'best of' record, "Every Little Everything" in 2020, fan funded and Nashville produced by Mike Severs. Her 2017 fan-funded release, “The Sun Coming In”, climbed to #6 on the Roots Music Report’s national chart, and its first single “Sunday Morning Drive”, to #1.
“There’s virtue in honesty, and in intuition, and in openness, and in tough-minded decency. Those things may or may not make for fine art. In the hands, heart, and voice of Anne E. DeChant, they may, they might, and they do.”
-Peter Cooper (Museum Editor, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville)