Musician and Activist devoted to Justice, Creativity, and Courage

about anita

I live in North Carolina and I am honored to see such groundswell from the NAACP and activist organizations around my state, getting up and engaging the people of NC to stand up against unjust laws and cronyism.

Nickname: SLAKFAC – Sweet Little Anita (Lorraine) Kinney From Alamance County  (dubbed humbly by the ever so amazing John Saylor..)

On this blog I will talk about music, work, love, and social justice related issues.  Please enjoy and get in touch if you like! slakfac @ gmail (dot) com You can like me on FB, look of SLAKFAC and you’ll find my music page.

Inspired by change, moved by compassion, devastated by war, driven by love.  I am the national organizing field director with Democracy Matters.  Corporations are not people.  Support public financing of elections.  Get money out of politics.  #getmoneyout #forwardtogether (Check us out: )


“Patsy Cline meets Nancy Sinatra but with more sass” – Tom Woodbury ( of Brattleboro, VT 


Coming all the way from Alamance County, North Carolina!
I started writing my own music sometime in 2003 after having been introduced to John Saylor who hosts the famous First Tuesday open-mic at the Cave in Chapel Hill, NC.  Years later with Ransom Hobbs at my undergraduate graduation party in July 2008, we sang standards (“Summertime”) together and vowed to record an album because the moment was so magical, with a microphone literally tied to a mic stand while fireworks were booming in the distance.  The music that came from his national resonator and our voices changed everything…  The vow, we were never able to make good on because only a few months later, we lost Ransom in a brutal murder and fire.  Out of sorrow and a road trip with David Long (another amazing friend of mine who loved Ransom), I wrote a song.  My first real song, “Changin’ Time Blues”  was surprisingly a love song, inspired by Ransom and an old tune my Grandpa used to sing, “Walk Through This World With Me” by George Jones.
Music tells a story.
I recorded the radio onto tape cassettes so I wouldn’t miss any new music when I was young and all I can say now is that we need to all keep our ears and hearts open to new music, brave, live music.

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