"Excellent. Finally, a female vocalist who doesn't sound like all the other female recording artists today. Distinct as late career Joni Mitchell, strong as Emmylou Harris, warm as Mary Chapin Carpenter all rolled into one: an original is born." ~ John Apice, No Depression.com
Nena Anderson has been nominated for 11 San Diego Music Awards in the categories of Jazz, Americana, Acoustic, and New Artist. She dominates the Reverbnation charts, often in the Top 10 Globally and Nationally for Americana. Her debut album "Beyond The Lights", released fall 2011, has earned comparisons to early Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones and Bob Dylan. With its accessible and deceptively uncomplicated lyrics and bluesy, Americana sound, Nena proves she can write timeless songs for a modern audience. The album has received consistent FM radio and online radio airplay.
Nena has shared stages with such artists as Gregg Allman, Switchfoot, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Hicks, Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Anya Marina, Jolie Holland and Jimmie Vaughan. She has toured as June Carter with the Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash'd Out, and is also a contributing songwriter and performer for a book/album/concert project entitled For The Sender.