Anna Soltys and the Familiar is a modern Chicago based Folk Rock band with a captivating new sound. Anna's unique enchanting vocal stylings sit on a bed of seasoned musical arrangements melting together into a fresh, and soothing kind of unfamiliar "familiar". Anna spent the first part of her childhood in Poland followed by 6 years in Paris before she moved to her self-proclaimed home Chicago. It is this cross cultural awareness that may awaken the type of delivery that is so unique to her sound. On top of the music, her lyrically poetic content fills the heart with an awareness of the self we could all use a little of. "My goal as an artist is not only to explore my ride on the roller coaster that is life," says Anna, "but also to explore and unveil the strands that make all of us so much the same." Her music explores and embodies elements of pain, strength, honesty, and sorrow. From start to finish, lyrically driven simple melodies leave you with a sense of honest sorrow. In 2009, Anna Soltys and the Familiar won the 2009 Undergound Wonderbar Talent Search, opened up for Toby Lightman, and Terra Naomi. Anna has performed at many of the Midwest's finest venues as well as several venues in L.A. Producer Chris Steinmetz sums it up simply, "When you hear Anna's voice, you get a sense of the timeless and the original . . . a gentle whisper in your ear that speaks of darkness and of beauty.".