Annie Erin Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and was also part of Sufjan Stevens'
touring band before forming her own band in 2006.
Anne Erin Clark
September 28, 1982 ( age
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Indie pop, baroque pop, art rock
Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, theremin
The Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, The National, Bon Iver
Her stage name is a reference to Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center where the Welsh poet Dylan
Thomas died in 1953. Its the place where poetry comes to die, she has said. Thats me.
The name is also a reference to her great-grandmother, whose middle name was St. Vincent.
In an interview on The Colbert Report, she said that she "took [her] moniker from a
which references the hospital where Dylan Thomas died."
Taken from the song:
There She Goes, My Beautiful World
(from the album - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus)