Long Way Home
A veteran to the Atlanta-based music scene, singer/songwriter Anitra Holley has found her home in Americana. Formerly the frontwoman and songwriter for rock band Amerigo Poppy, Anitra has traded her angst of youth for a more rootsy, reflective approach to songwriting. Calling upon her childhood influences, listeners may hear tinges of Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris and Johnny Cash in Anitra's writing. Always coupled with acoustic guitar, you may also hear upright bass, dobro and, oftentimes, mandolin accompanying the soothing vocals of this songstress. Mood seems to play a large part in Anitra's music. The use of instrumentation, soul stirring melodies and gripping lyrics seamlessly meld to create the appropriate feel for each song. If you ask Anitra Holley how she defines success, she will always say, "If my music causes someone to feel, I consider it a fine success." Writers and listeners alike....... "....an incredibly beautiful singer with a voice that was powerful and poignant with a heavy dollop of really-really-beautiful." - Michael Stone/PhilosophicalDetective.com 2006 "A seasoned female voice....she sings with down to earth wisdom as a storyteller and as a character in the tale of living....Holley's vocal styling can be compared to that of Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant and Dido without being likened to being a sappy imitation." - Monica Arrington/Southeast Performer Magazine 2003 "Frontwoman Anitra Holley is incredible.... Go drive through the city with the windows down to this one!" - Athens Banner-Herald 2004.