anitakeys Music

Hello Friends,

  I hope 2021 finds you Healthy!

  I'm vaxxed to the max and ready to Rock & Roll! 

It's important that we all STAY SAFE, so we can get together again. We CAN do this. Please Try!

  I have been busy with the CD we had scheduled for LAST Spring- recording here at home, 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 Good Progress!

     So New Music is Coming Very Soon!! I'm planning to release Two Time Tunes in June, a little Hello Out There/Teaser for the new CD!

 I miss all your faces! I miss playing shows with my band friends, I miss everything and everyone.

 We WILL play a few lakeside patio shows at Driftwood Point in Geneva: an afternoon BirthDay Show on Sunday, June 6th! Friday night July 16th, 8-11pm and Sunday August 15th, 5-8pm Sunset Show!

 The gigs listed below (and many more) were cancelled, of course, but I just don't have the heart to erase them...

  ALWAYS, there's Spotify for you streamers-      

 Please include anitakeys on your Spotify playlists,

           those pennies add up! 

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

  So Hang In There! Crank up some tunes and Dance around your Livingroom! And SOON we will all be together again! 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:


 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 SUPPORT in these gigless times,  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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    anitakeys Music is available at shows and for download on iTunes, on ReverbNation and Spotify and at


                ♫  PLEASE JOIN anitakeys & friends

                     FOR SOME SWEET MUSIC 


Friday, January 3rd

Cebars Euclid Tavern

Happy Hour, 6-8pm


Saturday, February 1st

Brothers Lounge Wine Bar



Saturday, February 8th

BarNone Wine-Beer-Spirits



Saturday, March 14th

BarNone Wine-Beer-Spirits



Sunday, March 29th, 6-8pm

House Concert at Dave D's


April 14th, 7-9:30pm

Two-Set Tuesday

Brothers Lounge Wine Bar


Friday, April 17th

Cebars Euclid Tavern

Happy Hour, 6-8pm