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"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." ~ No Depression.com
Nena Anderson has been nominated for 15 San Diego Music Awards in the categories of Jazz, Americana, Acoustic, Tribute, and New Artist. She dominates the Reverbnation charts, consistently in the Top 20 Globally and Nationally for Americana. Her debut album "Beyond The Lights", 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.
"Whether solo or with one of her backing bands, she is a seasoned live performer, "the listener is struck by the beauty of her vocals as they are light and velvety like a chocolate ganache, lingering only long enough to make you want more." - Riveting Riffs Magazine
Nena has shared stages with Gregg Allman, Switchfoot, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Hicks, Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Lucinda Williams, Dr. John and Jimmie Vaughan. She tours nationally as June Carter with acclaimed Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash'd Out, as well as with For The Sender, book/album/concert project for which she is contributing writer and performer.