Most of y'all mean while know this Dutch diva from performing with
her Austin Playboys or being a guestsinger with the Paladins. Annita
started her career as one of the two
galsingers from the Haystack Hi-tones. With this band she successfully
toured all over Europe, played Hemsby twice and the group was the first
Dutch band to play the famous "Viva Las Vegas" rockabilly festival in
April 2000. After touring in the USA with the band, Annita stayed in
Austin, TX for a while where she met the Horton Brothers. Sitting in
with them on stage and recording a song for fun at Billy Horton's " Fort
Horton Studios", she decided to make a solo record with these musicians.
She flew back to Texas a few times to record half of her first and
meanwhile very successfull album
The legendary Paladins from San Diego saw Annita perform in March 2001 in Austin for the first time and were very impressed by her powerfull voice and appearance. Dave Gonzales labels Annita as "the gal with Torque" and "the Young Wanda Jackson meets Little Loretta Lynn" . In 2001 and 2002 Annita was invited to join the Paladins for some European and USA tours, which were really successfull and proved that Annita is not only "big" in singing westernswing, jazz and country, but also tears the house down using her powerfull voice singing rockabilly and blues.
Due to a terrible car accident in November 2002, Annita got badly wounded and had to put her career on hold for more than a year. Finally she's back on her feet again and these days she is backed up by her Dutch "Starbombers", better known as the Barnstompers, a band that's been playing the best westernswing for over 12 years now. Like the last 8 songs of Annita's cd "What Good'll It Do Me", which were recorded with these same guys, this new band has a honky-tonkin', (western)swinging, jazzy but rockin' sound.