I'm a performing singer-songwriter, an avid traveler and a free bird. I just released my first record, CRAZY IS, (www.annahaas.com) and am continually seeking inspiration for my next bunch of songs. No better way to gain inspiration than to head out onto the road. You never know where the journey may lead.
Driving up the coast of California on Highway 1, and stopping wherever we felt like it...Stumbling on wineries, climbing down the side of a cliff to see seals basking on the beach, finding bed and breakfasts along the ay.
Driving in Tuscany, Italy and having to rush to catch a flight to Barcelona. We made a wrong turn, which added 45 minutes onto our trip, and ended up missing the flight. It was so stressful!
My journal. I never know when I'll be inspired by something I see, or someone I meet to write some song lyrics.
Dead Poet's Society, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Free Play, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Second Sex
Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Jack White, Beth Hart, Ani DiFranco, Carole King, Charlene Kaye... anything with heart and soul.