cellist / folksinger

Praise for An Iliad 

"Paul Susi plays 'The Poet,' who gives an impassioned telling of the story of the Trojan War. He's joined by Anna Fritz, who composed and performs original cello music for the play. The music she creates is haunting and beautiful – capturing both the thunder of war and the soft mourning of death. When Fritz, a Portland folksinger, finally shares her voice with the audience, it's an ethereal sound, as if from the Muses themselves."

- The Oregonian

Public performances in Portland, Oregon

Sunday, October 28th and Sunday, November 4th

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Public Performances of An Iliad 

We are one week into our five-week tour of correctional facilities in Oregon and tickets are now available for the two public performances we'll be giving. It is proving to be a profoundly moving experience, sharing this work with people who are living in prison. The connection felt in these rooms has been deep and the post-show talk backs full of hearts brimming with gratitude, both on the stage and in the audiences. Please join us as we perform this play on the outside - bridging the divide in our community made by prison walls.

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Portland Tribune Story 

I'm writing a score for the play An Iliad and we'll be touring it to prisons in Oregon this fall. The Portland Tribune ran a feature story about this project. Click on the image below to read it!

October Prison Tour: An Iliad 

I'm composing and performing the music for this play touring prisons all over Oregon this fall.
Help make this project possible! You can provide support (and learn more) on my Patreon page right HERE.

Immigrant Rights Fundraising Concert 

Project Voice Fundraiser
Justice & Music

Saturday, September 22nd, 7:00 - 9:00pm
First Congregational UCC, Portland
1126 SW Park Avenue

Mark Babson, Bajo Salario, Anna Fritz, Jill Townley

$20 in advance, $25 at the door (cash or check only at the door)

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Cover and interview in Western Friend Magazine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m deeply honored to be featured in an interview and on the cover of the latest issue of Western Friend Magazine. The music I put into the world grows from deep Quaker roots.  I speak in this interview about how that spiritual path and the Quaker community help anchor my work. Read more here.

Interview on Citizens' Climate Radio 

 

I was interviewed recently by the brilliant queer Quaker performance artist Peterson Toscano for his show on Citizen's Climate Radio. We talked about connection to the land, right relationship to indigenous peoples, and direct action. Check it out and share with your friends!

New Video! (from Ballard Sessions LIVE #6 in Seattle, WA) 


This is a brand new song of mine, not yet released, called "Send Somebody." It speaks to the helplessness I know many of us are feeling in this unbelievable time. And it asks us to listen deeply - to that still small voice - for how we are being called to act.

HUGE thanks to Tos Fackenthall for the opportunity to perform at Fremont Abbey in Seattle, WA (April 25, 2017), and for this beautiful video!

Seattle and Portland Shows in April 

Songs of Love and Resistance with Seth Martin - on tour from Korea!

Tuesday, April 25th : Seattle
Ballard Sessions
Live at Fremont Abbey
4272 Fremont Ave. N
doors 7pm/show 8pm
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Sunday, April 30th : Portland
Mississippi Pizza Pub

3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
5pm - 8pm
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Announcing: ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! 

Sunday October 16th at The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St. - Portland, OR - doors at 6:30 / show at 7:00pm

I'm throwing a party with some great musicians from Ashland, OR to celebrate the release of my new album: On A High Hill. You'll be able to purchase the new album for the first time on CD or VINYL (!) and we've got a whole slew of beautiful merch featuring artwork by Anna Garwood and design by Vivian Reidler Gerritsen.

Tickets available now ($10 advance, $12 at the door) https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1319963

Hailing from Ashland, Oregon, Hollis Peach is a duo comprised of Dan Sherrill and Jacqui Aubert, two founding members of folk-orchestra Patchy Sanders. They pull inspiration from the folk revival of the 60s and 70s, contemporary indie and psych folk, Americana, and gospel music. Their sound is characterized by innovative songwriting, guitar playing, and powerful, sultry harmonies. They are touring in support of their April 2016 release, Sometimes We Feel the Same, recorded at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY with 3-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer Dave Clauss. Listen at hollispeach.com. 

After countless years of travel and gathering inspiration, M. Henry began writing and singing his own songs as King Roy Wing. The Southern Oregon band has a style developed from a passion for good humor, Thai curry, and Made in America folk music. They create beautiful folk songs, with an occasional spattering of gritty punk raw energy. Think early Avett Brothers if there were a few women in the group -with the addition of some fresh homemade blackberry jam, bread, and butter. Listen at www.kingroywing.com.

 

 

Mississippi Pizza with Seth Martin (on tour from South Korea) 


Sunday, August 21st, 5:00pm
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR

It is a great joy to share the stage once again with the one-man-revolution that is Seth Martin! In the tradition of such folk legends as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Utah Phillips, his songs and stories are relevant, moving, and crucial in our times. I hope you won't miss his only Portland appearance this year! It's an early show, so get yourself back from the river in plenty of time to order a pizza and get your folk on!
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Artichoke Music show with Luca & Il Violino 





Delighted to be headlining this show at Artichoke Music in Portland!
I'm excited to hear the work of Luca Ciarla - a wildly talented violinist on tour from Italy who will open the show. My focus thus far in 2016 has been exclusively on recording a great new album, so this is my first show in months! I'm looking forward to getting back on stage and weaving some music magic with you all. More info HERE.

Pre-Order the New Album! 


Thanks to a wildly successful kickstarter campaign (more than $17,000 raised in three weeks!), the new album is on schedule for a fall 2016 release! If you missed your chance at the kickstarter campaign, you can pre-order a copy of the album on CD, Vinyl, or digital download. Just click here:
From March 2014:
Off to the Woods

It's hard to leave Portland when the two-story magnolia tree outside my kitchen window is in full bloom! But I'm off to the woods for a writing retreat in southern Oregon. Old growth and fast-moving water await. Readying myself to listen deeply and let new songs emerge.

There are more shows in the works for April in the Portland area! A couple of them are already confirmed. Details are HERE!
Wish me luck and see you soon....
Love,
Anna