Grass Stain Sessions Ep. 5: Annie Sumi

Hillary Watson

August 14th, 2020

TheGrass Stain Sessions is a video series that explores the sense of human connection music and art provide. The videos feature musicians sharing two songs and telling a story.

Dancing on a line between imagination and reality, ethereal-folk artist Annie Sumi’s music invites you into a familiar otherworld. Like an inbound wind, her voice begins with a whisper, gathers strength and purpose, and transforms into an airy howl. Surrounded by a soft orchestra of strings, percussion, electric guitar, and voices, her songs take you to place of quiet wonder. Over the last three and a half years, the Ontario-based singer-songwriter has released two critically-acclaimed albums and toured her music across Canada, parts of the U.S. and Europe. With grace and humility, she has charmed audiences at more than 300 shows, from living rooms to major music festivals, and has been asked to open for the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran and Jim Cuddy. In 2018, she was recognized with a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year. Folk-roots magazine, Penguin Eggs, listed Sumi as one of their top music discoveries for 2018, describing her voice as generous and expansive.

A photo of Annie Sumi, musician from Guelph Ontario (has opened for Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran, Jim Cuddy)
A photo of Annie Sumi, musician from Guelph Ontario (has opened for Buffy Sainte-Marie, Amelia Curran, Jim Cuddy)

Make sure to keep with Annie and her music on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and check out her website!


The Grass Stain Sessions is presented by Last Draft Inc., a London-based personal brand management and content writing company that aims to amplify authenticity online.

We see ourselves in each other and by sharing narrative and personal experience, we have the opportunity to empathize and understand one another. Through The Last Draft, our team looks to create a virtual space for artists to share their work from their own environment. Stories can be shared through a multitude of mediums and the Grass Stains Sessions is a stage that has been set to take viewers into artists’ backyards, histories, and imaginations.


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Hillary Watson

Illustrator behind Last Draft’s instagram art and organizer of the music video series, Living Room Sessions. Member of London-based group The Pairs.