Formerly of punk trio Sistas in the Pit, the talented guitarist and singer-songwriter gave up her wah-wah, smallstone and rat pedals for greater things. With her former Sistas she toured China and Europe, and took an infamous national tour supporting a certain James “Iggy Pop” Osterberg and the Stooges during that band's reunion in 2007. She claims to have “traded in her Marshall half stack and Epiphone semi hollow body casino for a microphone and an Epiphone acoustic guitar,” yet she’s got the rock in her blood. With Anita’s new minimal and acoustic approach she expresses a new direction in songwriting that is as candid, earnest, cool and assertive while seeking greater understanding of others and cloaking sentiment in attitude.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Elizabeth Cotten,Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Richie Haven,A Band Called Death, Iggy and the Stooges, Amos Lee, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Unlocking the Truth, The London Souls.
AFROPUNK, A BAND CALLED DEATH, Shawshank Redemption,Daughters of the Dust
Krik? Krak!, Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta, The Black History of the White House, The Secret Life of Plants, Monday Hearts for Madalene
Dwell, Smithsonian,American Songwriter
Question For Bands: Genre?
Black Folk/Black Rock
Band Question - Band Members:
Anita Lofton, Zhalisa Clarke, Maurice Miles, Kevin Lofton
Band Question - Sounds like:
Elizabeth Cotten, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Amos Lee, Ben Harper, The London Souls
Band Question - Musical Influences:
Elizabeth Cotten, Sister Rosetta Tharpe,Neil Young, Iggy Pop