“This is my dirt.” she humbly says. A Henderson State University/Ellis College of Arts & Sciences Alumni, Anna moved back from Dallas, TX earlier this year after being in the great beyond 20 yrs. During her walk-about, she has shared the stage with Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Radney Foster, Texas Country heart throb Deryl Dodd, Blues Legend Gerry Moss, and opened for several country and rock artists from Little Big Town to Uncle Kracker.
A favorite recording musician in Dallas, Austin & Houston, led her to many touring opportunities in the US and Internationally. Prior to her return, she was coaching & developing artists, including producing & managing up and coming talent for UltraxRecords & Septien School of Contemporary Music, both located in Dallas. But she hasn’t always been living the dream…
This pierced, tattooed, ripped-up jean wearing rocknroll evangelist gave up the corporate rat race, as the ﬁrst step to her liberation. Although professionally performing & coaching “on the side” for several years to a full time job, life just wasn’t quite right. “I grew a pair about 5 yrs back and ﬁnally put down the corner ofﬁce. I wasn’t living anymore, my purpose wasn’t being fulﬁlled. Yeah, I was playing but my soul weighed less. It wasn’t until I made the decision to go into music full time that I kinda felt delivered…”
SHINE SOAKED VOCALS
BRANDON “WHISKERS” BRAZEAL
The Bearded Rhythm Man & partner in crime to Anna...
Brandon was raised in the river bottoms of Aberdeen AR, he picked up the guitar around sixteen & started living the life of the “outlaw” he was singing about.
Black Sabbath struck a deep chord with him early on & it certainly influences his original music with his heavy metal band, Red Devil Lies today.
He definitely brings the grit & growl to MoonshineMafia.
Together with Anna, he created his personal organic beard care product line American Beard Bully Company in 2020.
KISH “PREACHER” MOODY
NARVEL “THE MARVEL”
As we all know, the music industry is a balance of disappointments and victories, you hope for more of the latter & learn how to deal with the rest along the way. Loaded with attitude and a fair temperament, Anna’s no stranger to the duality of being an artist ~ even the darkness that resides inside each musician. "As an artist sometimes you are bathed in glory & sometimes your faith is shaken, its our nature. Its a love hate relationship. *laughs* Its what wrestles me out of bed at 3am with lyrics burning down the walls of my mind or sometimes its completely absent from me, and I cant seem to do anything right, nothing! You’re taken to the highest places you can imagine and the next you’re in the lowest depths even nightmares seem tame."