anitakeys Music

Hello Friends,

  I hope you are staying Healthy- I'm vaxxed to the max and ready to Rock & Roll, and I hope You are, too!

  I have been busy with the CD we had scheduled for LAST Spring- recording here at home this past year-and-a-half, sending files backandforth with (Special Guest Drummer) John Scully (Duo Decibel System) and engineer Dave Mann at Mann Wolf Studio in Oberlin, and we're making Really Good Progress!

      SOME New Music is HERE!! I released Two Time Tunes on June 1st, a little Hello Out There/Teaser for the new CD! Do You wanna hear a new recording? Check out On Borrowed Time and Easy Time here- Click on Audio!

  How I miss all your faces! I miss playing shows with my band friends, I miss everything and everyone. And now there is another Winter Covid resurgence, so I anticipate another (sadly) quiet season, unfortunately.

 I WILL play a few John Lennon songs at the tribute concert on December 8th at The Beachland on Waterloo, 6pm, so Come On Out to remember a Musical Genius!                   Wishing Everyone a Beautiful Christmas Season

                             and a Happy, Healthy New Year!!


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 We played Becky's Annual Halloween Party/Costume Contest again- with Miss Melvis, Kiss Me Deadly and Meg and the Megnetosphere - on Saturday, October 30th, downtown Cleveland. Big Fun!! And I played a fundraiser with Ryann Anderson (on bass) for Cleveland Rocks- hosted by Charlie Weiner and featuring LOTS of local Musicians- at The Beachland Ballroom on Waterloo on Sunday, November 7th. 

  Happily, we DID play a few lakeside patio shows again this Summer at Driftwood Point, 6827 Lake Road West in Geneva!  (440-361-4047 for dinner reservations) Big THANKS to All who joined us for an afternoon BirthDay Show on Sunday, June 6th, our Friday night show on July 16th and Sunday August 15th for the 5-8pm Sunset Show! And I played a Piano Duo show with Julie Slattery at Benny Vino Urban Winery at 835 South County Line Road in Geneva on Friday, August 20th, from 7-10pm. It was another rainy day for our lunchtime show on Sunday, July 11th, on the patio at Cavotta's Garden Center, but sunnier on Sunday, September 26th! It's a lovely open-air garden setting at 19603 Nottingham in Cleveland, a Wonderful Music space!

  AND WATERLOO ARTS FEST was BACK!! ALL DAY Music, Arts & Crafts all over Waterloo on September 11th! I played the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library at 5pm with drummer John Scully, and we had a BLAST!

   ALWAYS, there's Spotify for you streamers-      Please include anitakeys on your Spotify playlists!

    AND all 5 of my CDs are available on Amazon for Digital Download:

   Our last LIVE (outdoor) 2020 performance was a Waterloo Tower Series performance on the Sculpture Garden Stage, presented by Cleveland Rocks Past, Present and Future, in September 2020. anitakeys and friends opened the show for local favorites Moko Vovo!  View Video Here:       or


 Also in 2020, I played several 48 Hour Virtual Concerts with Ryann Anderson on bass, from our Musicroom, and had videos included in Charlie Weiner's Virtual Concerts that you can find on YouTube! 

   If you're inspired to lend SUPPORT in these mostly gigless times, here's my virtual tipjar:



 Looking for some background?

   I'm Cleveland area singer-songwriter Anita Herczog.

  I perform all around town as anitakeys

  I have recorded 4 CDs of Original Music, starting with watertalk in 2011. watertalk, produced & engineered by Byron Nemeth, was begun in his Cleveland studio and completed in his Arizona studio. watertalk features Special Guest performances by Deanna Brzozowski, Wanda Sobieska, Karmi James, Byron Nemeth, Carlos Jones, J. Scott Franklin, Tim Sprow, Darren "Cholly O" Evans, Jeff Anastasia, Rob Hunter and Peter "Pedro" Dell. 

  In June 2013, I released Twenty Twelve, recorded with friends Ryann Anderson (bass) and Lorne Franklin (congas/djembe), engineered by Tracy Marie and Mastered by Paul Hamann at Suma Studio. Twenty Twelve features Special Guests J. Scott Franklin on "Serenade of the Sky", Matt Harmon on "Nothin' Left" and Reginald Redd on "butterflies".

  In September 2014, I released Dreamsongs and Misfits, featuring new (dreamsongs) and a few older, previously unreleased songs (misfits), featuring yours truly on keys & vocals,  with Quinn Sands on harmonies & hand percussion, Ryann Anderson on bass, Lorne Patrick Franklin on congas/djembe/assorted percussion and Tony Kazel on drums. Recorded Live, mixed and Mastered by Dave Mann Wolf at Mann Wolf Studio. 

           BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED  ♪ DREAMSONGS AND MISFITS ♪ CD RELEASE PARTIES at Euclid City Limits & The Barking Spider Tavern!


    Several Songs from that 3rd CD: Bad Dreams, Fallin Again, AlwaysWe Make Music & It's A Lovestorm AND a few from my newest CD, Who She Is, are included on the Music Player! 

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  My most recent anitakeys  CD, Who She Is, was released at the start of 2019! It includes 4 previously unreleased songs: Mother Earth Blues, Soggy Shoes, Nobody Whispers and Letting Go as well as a solo piano lullaby I wrote for my niece, Prayer For Dana, along with remixes of 2 songs previously released as singles- Who She Is and Wedding Song. Recorded again in Mann Wolf Studio by the very talented Dave Mann Wolf and featuring Ryann Anderson (Bass throughout and Rhythm Guitar on Soggy Shoes) and Lorne Franklin (Bongos on Letting Go and High Hat Cymbals on Mother Earth Blues) from the Friends band as well as Special Guests/Longtime Friends (and local favorites) Carlos Jones (on Vocals and Bongos on Soggy Shoes), engineer Dave Mann Wolf (on backup Vocals on Letting Go & The Ahh Song and Lead Guitar on Who She Is) and Jeffrey Bowen on Congas, wood blocks and guiro...I'm VERY EXCITED to share this recording with you!!

 LISTEN on Spotify HERE:



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