Singer/Songwriter Ann McWilliams '92 Featured in Newspaper
November 13, 2003
November 13, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Wrapped Around It, the latest compact disc of music by Ann McWilliams, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "features a variety of songs that demonstrate McWilliams' eclectic approach to songwriting, encompassing everything from love songs to a song about 19th Century philosopher Henry David Thoreau and the benefits of the simple life," notes Indiana's Shelbyville News in an article previewing a Saturday concert. The story points out that "the classically trained McWilliams, who studied French horn at DePauw University, teaches voice and guitar, focusing on helping students overcome their fears and finding their own inner voice," and that she also hosts a weekly radio show on WTTS.
John Walker writes, "Many of the songs on her new CD, some co-written with her husband and drummer, David Pleiss, some with other collaborators, are inspired by objects and feelings she observes everyday, sung in a voice that has been compared to Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. For example, in the song Love x 7, she likens herself to an old, beat-up guitar, knocked around by life but still having some music left inside. 'Something that reaches me emotionally is something I feel I can write about,' said McWilliams, 33."Back