St. Vincent profile

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, otherwise better known as St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. From Tusla, Oklahoma, Clark started playing guitar at the age of 12. She spent her teenage years as a roadie for her aunt and uncle, the jazz-duo Tuck and Patti. She moved to Dallas, Texas, where she participated in theatre and the Lake Highlands High School jazz band. Clark attended the Berklee College of Music, but deciding that the curriculcum was "quantifiable", dropped out within three years. She would later join the Polyphonic Spree in 2003, embarking on a European tour with them. Leaving the Spree in 2006 and joining Sufjan Stevens' touring band in 2006, Clark produced a tour EP entitled Paris is Burning. The EP contained three tracks, one of them being a cover version of Jackson Browne's "These Days". She would start a solo career in 2007.

Anne Clark recorded her first solo album under the stage name St. Vincent. The name is a reference to a lyric from a Nick Cave song and is also a shout out to her grandmother, who's middle name was St. Vincent. Her first album, Marry Me, was well recieved by critics and drew comparisons to David Bowie and Kate Bush. Her subsequent albums include Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011) and her self-titled album St. Vincent (2014), which became a critical hit, ending up on several 'best albums of the year' lists.

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Gender: Female
Born: 0000-00-00
Country: United States
Is Active: Yes