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Performer, Songwriter, Storyteller

Photo: Nick at Swallowhill, Denver, CO

Drilling for oil in the Midwest.
Selling ice cream from a truck.
Running a bakery.

Starting points for just a few stories Nick Annis deftly weaves between and through song and performance banter. One man medicine show? Itinerant philosopher? Come to a show and find yourself on an unexpected and welcome journey.

In 2006 Nick was one of three winners of the South Florida Songwriting Contest, judged by seven nationally recognized radio hosts, festival organizers, and folk fans. He also took 2nd place that year in contests at Plowshares (PA), Susquehanna (MD), and Suwannee Riverfest (FL). Nick was honored to have his spoken word piece, "In the Beginning," recorded by Chuck Brodsky on his latest CD, Tulips for Lunch.

Nick Annis is an award-winning songwriter, but he is also admired by folk fans for the storytelling talent that makes his performances so memorable. Audiences return to hear him deliver spoken word pieces in the style of brilliant songwriter / storytellers like Gamble Rogers, John McCutcheon, and Dave Carter. Drawing on his diverse background and Greek roots, Nick crafts “true” stories and timeless accounts of humanity.


    2010 NERFA Formal Showcase (NY)
    2010 Winner New Zealand Peace Song Contest (NZ)
    2009 Finalist John Lennon Songwriting Contest
    2008 Winner Paul Stookey's Music to Life (TX)
    2007 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase (NY)
    2007 Plowshares Songwriting Contest Judge (PA)
    2006 Tri-Centric Showcase at NERFA (NY)
    2006 Winner South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Contest (FL)
    2006 2nd place Plowshares Songwriting Contest (PA)
    2006 2nd place Susquehanna Songwriting Contest (MD)
    2006 2nd place Suwannee Riverfest Songwriting Contest (FL)
    2005 2nd place Susquehanna Songwriting Contest (MD)
    2005 2nd place Suwannee Riverfest Songwriting Contest (FL)
    2003 Winner Wildflower Songwriting Contest (TX) (See video.)

Photo by Reggie Barrett