anitalorraine.com

Musician and Activist devoted to Justice, Creativity, and Courage

about anita

I was born in NC and write songs from the depth of my heart’s experience. Feelings are my food for musical inspiration. My poetry reflects what is around me and what my unconscious hasn’t allowed for me to see yet. My music is inspired by the music of my grandparents and my insatiable desire to explore passionate songwriters. My paintings and artwork reflect the watery and slippery depths of the inner dreamer, the inner fire worshiper who is forever floating in the tides of emotion of the moment.

I’m from Alamance County, NC, I write songs from my heart, spirit, dreams, & the rain; my music is vulnerable, charming and nostalgic. Music saved my life and lifted me above abuse, I sing for the Sacred and for survivors.

I came here a singer and music saved my life. Embodying survivor status, I want to show the world, or at least my little world, that you can survive pain and oppression and still come out with a smile and a story from which you learned invaluable lessons.

About: 

“Patsy Cline meets Nancy Sinatra but with more sass” – Tom Woodbury (http://www.tomwoodbury.com/) of Brattleboro, VT.

Genre straddling, Anita writes music born of her experience, desires, and dreams. Inspired by folk, classic country, jazz and blues, she sings in a twangy and tangy sweet way that can comfort and can bring you tears.

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Biography: 
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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