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Classically trained in voice, piano, and cello, Flo Anito began her singer/songwriter career at 16 when she got her hands on her first guitar. Already rewarded for her musicality with All-State recognition and roles in Summer-stock theatre, songwriting came naturally to this young talent who has quickly proven herself a prolific writer of thought provoking jazz pop songs in the vein of Fiona Apple, Jewel, Ani Difranco, and Nellie McKay.
Since her recent graduation from Wesleyan, Flo has made DC her home. She has opened for Eli Matthson (America's Got Talent) and Emi Meyer at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, played Celebrate Fairfax (Joan Jett, Blues Traveler, and Ok Go), opened for Theresa Andersson, and played with Rosi Golan. Flo also heads the local chapter of Just Plain Folks, an international music organization.
he last 2 years have proven to be a whirlwind for Flo. She recently shot a music video for her song Uh Oh which won the Grand Prize on OurStage.com! The same song was one of 5 finalists in a Cosmo Radio contest, winning her an interview and airplay on Sirius Radio. She was selected for the 2010 Artist Roster at world renowned Strathmore. Flo played Merriweather as part of the Virgin Mobile Free Fest's Busking Brigade, joining an impressive bill: Weezer, Blink 182, the Bravery. She was selected for a CMJ showcase in NYC, a GAP campaign in Charlottesville, and a feature video on the website for the National Association of Broadcasting. She has played for the Secretary of the Interior, performed at the National Press Club, and sung the National Anthem at a Washington Freedom game.
Flo's album, "No Dustbunnies", recorded with Chris Keup (O.A.R., Erin McKeown), Stewart Meyers (Lifehouse), and Brian Jones (Dave Matthews Band, Mandy Moore), has been a best seller on CDbaby and Digstation. This exciting new record along with her lively performance style, powerful voice, and candid lyrics make her a force to be reckoned with!