Avon Lake native Anne E. DeChant moved to Nashville in 2008, but the singer/songwriter/guitarist remains a northeast Ohio favorite. DeChant was part of the popular Cleveland folk-rock group Odd Girl Out in the early-mid ’90s, before leaving in 1997 to launch her solo career. Focusing on her songwriters, she’s released a series of pop-oriented albums of constantly higher quality including the EP Lost in Kentucky, released in late 2018. She always comes back a couple of times a year for a month or more to play a series of gigs.
Late spring is usually one of those times but clearly, that won’t be happening. Instead she’s hunkering down at her home in Nashville where she says, she’s “working on projects around the house.” But performing is her lifeblood so she’s also launched a livestreaming series on YouTube called “The 11:30 Bathroom Break, Live from my Bathroom.” It’s literally what the title says. The approximately ten-minute performances feature DeChant in her beautiful brick-walled bathroom chatting, doing an “Alexa vs. Siri” sequence and performing tunes from her by-now vast repertoire, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.
DeChant also teases that she’s working on a new album for release later this year, so hopefully quarantine will give her more time to finish that.
Tune in at 11:30am to catch her live, or watch the archived videos here. She may have cancelled her spring dates but she’ll be back.