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Born in San Francisco from European immigrant parents, Nusi D spent her childhood listening to the music of their generation, pop standards from the Rat Pack and the Lawrence Welk show. Much to her parents' delight, she was given an accordion for her 10th birthday, and learned many of the songs performed in the Welk show. When she was 13 in 1965, her father gave her a nylon stringed guitar (which she still owns) and she proceeded to learn the songs of some of her favorite bands; the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Van Morrison, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees. She was forbidden to attend any rock concerts, so she learned the songs from listening to records and the radio. Later, she was able to buy songbooks of her favorite artists at the time, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, and Cat Stevens.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with a Master's degree in Cell Biology, Nusi D then moved to the Peninsula south of San Francisco and spent the next 30 years focusing on science, with music taking a back seat, her instruments packed away in her closet. In 2005, burnt out from her science job and having moved back to Marin County after a long absence, she slowly recovered her passion for music again by attending live concerts and reviewing artists' shows and music. In the fall of 2009, her science job disappeared with the economic downturn of the country, so she took early retirement so she could follow her passion for music and see where it led her. In February of 2010 she took her first songwriting workshop from Carrie Baum Love. Carrie's teaching opened her heart and soul to making music. The first song birthed from this program was "Sound of the Ocean" which can be heard below. Nusi D has continued to write songs and grow as a songwriter.