"I'm blown away- she's got an amazing voice." - Brian VanderArk, musician (The Verve Pipe) "The songs are a revelation... uncanny story-telling and melodic perfection... a thoroughly artistic and enjoyable journey." -Earbuzz.com "Her introspective songs and breathy voice are mindful of Jewel... The lyrics and melodies are poignant, wistful, and often uplifting... -Anton Wishik, Grand Rapids Magazine Anisa's music has been described as Joni Mitchell meets Sarah McLaughlin- melodic upbeat folk-pop with intimate story-telling lyrics. She consistently captivates audiences with topics that range from childhood memories to overcoming grief to just plain silliness. (WARNING: MAY CAUSE NOSTALGIA) Hayes' voice is as haunting as her stories from sultry to sweet and everything in between. Her lyrics are sometimes playful and sometimes heart-wrenching. Many are cathartic. One fan explained: 'It's like therapy. It's sincere... when she performs it's as if she's in your living room." Anisa's 2nd CD "Finding Home"was nominated for the Grand Rapids WYCE JAMMIE AWARDS as "Best Local Folk Album of the Year". Anisa was also nominated as "Best New Local Folk Artist" and is now on a prestigious list of artists who have endorsement deals with guitar string manufacturing giant ghs Strings that includes Faith Hill, Santana, Eddie Vedder, and The Goo Goo Dolls.