Indie singer/songwriter, Brooke Annibale’s evocative musicianship, nurtured by her family’s music store, is driven by an enduring passion for songwriting. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Brooke’s maternal grandfather opened a music retail and live-sound business in the 1960s, which is still family-run today.
When it comes to songwriting, Annibale started young, writing as a 3rd grader, but really began taking music seriously as a teenager. Annibale took that passion for songwriting and performing to Nashville, where she earned her degree in Music Business at Belmont University. Not wanting to be boxed in by a traditional music program, she was drawn to a more business oriented major that aligned with her entrepreneurial spirit. Her songs have been placed on popular TV shows like ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars.’ And, even though Brooke has recorded CDs in Nashville, she is still a Pittsburgh girl. There’s grit in the upper Midwest.
She stopped by Beehive Studios in Saranac Lake, New York, in October 2015 to talk about her musical decisions and sing a few songs from her album, ‘The Simple Fear.’