Ann Driscoll (b. 1987) is a multimedia artist and curator who writes, records, and performs songs that fuse the idioms of 60’s pop, horror cinema, and op-ed columns into a funny and singular perspective.
Driscoll was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an early affinity for Nirvana and the Beatles inspired her to start writing immediately, crafting songs on a cassette 4-track throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Musical theater, classical music, Radiohead, and the oeuvre of Jon Brion emerged as major influences during these formative teenage years, which yielded the fittingly titled LP, Young Tracks.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Ann has performed in Egypt, Germany, and across America as a bassist and singer-songwriter and showcased twice at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Ann also worked as a multimedia analyst at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), gaining insight into the world of copyright and digital streaming services.
July 2016 marked the release of her original singer-songwriter EP, Pushpins which spans genres including synth pop and rock and seamlessly interweaves topical insights with self-confessional reflections. The album features mixes by Matt Boynton (Kurt Vile, MGMT) and was mastered by Joe Lambert (Sharon Van Etten, Speedy Ortiz). Pushpins earned the following praise from Billboard Magazine, “Taken from Pushpins – her new EP full of musings that meld the personal and political — “Canary’s Corpse” combines delicate flourishes, an entrancing melody and a muscular bass line to create an immediately arresting tune. It’s also the rare musical parody that functions as a cohesive piece of music on its own.”
Now performing under the name Stunt Casting, Driscoll is poised to release ‘Embrace for Impact’ a song and video for our digitally distracted, apocalyptic times.
In 2018, Driscoll composed the music for the Halfricans comedy web series, the Storefronts performance art piece at the Miami University Center for Community Engagement, and curated programming at the Mini Microcinema in Over-the-Rhine.