Anita White, “Lady A,” began singing at age 5. She began her performance career as a back-up singer in a Motown Revue band during the 80’s. Her musical ear, gospel, Louisiana roots, and her musical family always led her back to the Blues and Gospel music, mixed with flavors of soul and funk like a perfect jambalaya.
Lady A’s Newest CD project entitled: Doin’ Fine just released in June 2018. She has teamed up once again with Producer, Dexter Allen in Jackson, Mississippi to bring a Blues-Soul-Funk flavor to your ears. Stay Tuned!
Though born and raised in Seattle, Washington, you can clearly hear the southern undertones in her music and lyrics .
Lady A also performs as a solo act when on the road and has been front woman for European bands such as Sweden’s Top Dogs of Soul and The Netherland’s band Blind Bart & the Visionarrie’s.
Lady A also works and performs with her accompanist and pianist/producer John Oliver III, doing special projects such as, United by Music Europe and North America which she has been a mentor since 2011 and because of her assistance with the UBM organization was asked to come to Denmark by Music Unites Europe in order to work with and teach a Gospel Music Workshop with bands and singers from Germany, Holland, Sweden and Denmark. Both organization help intellectually disabled persons sing and perform on stage and are dear to Lady A’s heart. My belief is to always “Give Back, that which you have been Blessed with”
She produced her first mini tour, Buzin The Northwest, in March of 2015 featuring Deep Rush Record Recording artist, Dexter Allen and herself from Seattle to Portland ~ This tour was met with acclaimed success by sold out audiences and festival producers have praised her accomplishment of producing and performing during this tour and in May of 2017 produced The Big Blues Blowout with mentor and friend, Grammy Winner Bobby Rush, Chicago’s Nellie Tiger Travis, and Producer, Dexter Allen. Again to a sold out Seattle audience. Proving she is a producer as well as an artist.
Continuing to be a National and International sensation, whether during a Festival, in a smokey nightclub, or private party setting or by helping others in order to educate herself in music and life, this Pacific NW Diva is always backed by one of the Best and Ferocious bands out of Washington, Oregon or across the pond. The ensemble of superb musicians keep the music pump’n and the joint always jump’n with their flavorful renditions which instills “A New Breed of Blues” … The Lady also stays routed in her music by hosting a Back Porch Blues showcase – where she invites friends and family to participate in a night of old school blues, gospel and soul on stage to begin a perfect night out for audiences of all ages.
Stir it all up with Lady A’s raw vocals and you have a Good Gumbo mix of party that won’t stop! or a slow jam that percolates just under the surface of the music. Don’t miss it.. or you’ll Miss it!
“Lady A is more than just powerhouse vocalist, she is a gifted storyteller who imparts us with wisdom through the parables of the blues.”
—Rick Bowen, Innocent Words Magazine & Records.