Born into a musical family, Anisa Hayes began her journey as a child who loved to write poetry and sing.  She started piano lessons at age nine and by age twelve she was strumming guitar and writing her first songs.  After high school she started performing in coffee houses and worked her way into clubs and festivals, eventually opening for national acts.  

Anisa consistently captivates audiences with her intimate, story-telling lyrics.  Themes range from childhood memories to overcoming grief to life lessons learned.  Her songs are sometimes playful and sometimes heart-wrenching.  Fans know well they can trigger a misty eye, a bout of nostalgia, or incline one to deep personal reflection.