Anita performs indie-folk/country with wide-ranging vocals and a classic yet unique, intimate, and heart-warming song-writing style.
Genre straddling, Anita writes intimate music born of her experience, desires, candle-lit darkness and dreams. Inspired by folk, classic country, jazz and blues, her voice is tangy and sweet; it comforts and can also bring you tears.
“Music saved my life and lifted me above abuse. I want to show the world, or at least my little world, that you can survive abuse and oppression and still come out with a smile and a story from which you learned invaluable lessons.”
“Patsy Cline meets Nancy Sinatra but with more sass” – Tom Woodbury (http://www.tomwoodbury.com/) of Brattleboro, VT.
Coming all the way from Alamance County, (NC) Anita was born a singer. She sang in the backseat, choirs and churches and started writing poetry in middle school.
My songwriting started sometime in 2003 after having been introduced to John Saylor who hosted the famous First Tuesday open-mic at the Cave in Chapel Hill, NC. Years later with my beloved friend Ransom Hobbes in July 2008, we were singing jazz standards together and vowed to record an album because the moment was so magical. The microphone was 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… Unfortunately, we were never able to make good on that vow because only a few months later, we lost Ransom in a brutal murder and fire. Out of sorrow I wrote a song. It was my first real song, the “Changin’ Time Blues” It 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. It saves lives.