Why Ann Vriend ventured into the world of blues music
Ann Vriend is a soul and R&B singer-songwriter from Edmonton. She is currently reading The Book of Negroes, a Canadian classic by the award-winning novelist Lawrence Hill. The Book of Negroes won the 2007 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for best book overall and Canada Reads 2009. It was adapted into an award-winning mini-series on CBC-Television.