Anna Gutmanis is an award-winning Canadian songwriter, singer and keyboardist who writes and records across musical genres. Her 2014 single release “Lately It’s Cold” won a Global Music Award. Several songs from Anna's critically-acclaimed album "Glimmer In The Dark" appeared on 3 different Australian Indie Radio Charts (Urban, World, and Easy Listening) and and on the Roots Music Report 2014 Top 100 Pop Song chart. The official video for "Another Way Out" won the 2014 Best Short Documentary award at Q Cinema Texas and was used by PFLAG as an educational tool. The song “I Am Who I Am” is an anthem to the LGBTQ rights movement, and has been recorded in rock and dance formats. The rock version won the 2009 Pride Song Award, and the official video for the 2019 Dance Version has been winning awards at film festivals internationally. Other recordings include Anna's eponymous debut album, which still receives airplay. Anna often performs live in and around Toronto, and also plays shows across Canada and the United States.
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