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"The Sweetheart of Americana"
Nena Anderson's debut album "Beyond the Lights," is "part Neko Case and part Billie Holiday, with a dash of Ragged Glory-era Neil Young thrown in in for good measure." (-Owl and Bear) Produced by Mike Butler, the record showcases 10 original songs that are so familiar and warm, you will think that you have heard them before, and you will want to listen to them over and over again. From the moody, minor-keyed, driving swamp blues of "Daggers," the rollicking 60's piano soul groove of "Roses & Kisses," to the catchy heartache of "I Fall In Love Too Fast," Nena proves she can write timeless songs for a modern audience.
'Beyond The Lights" named Best Album 2011 by SD Rock N Roll
"Beyond The Lights" nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Jazz Album, 2012 San Diego Music Awards
Nena's current backing band, The Mules, are: Mike Butler, guitar (the Boxmasters), Patrick McClory, bass (Alex Woodard band), and Brian "Nucci" Cantrell, drums (Jack Tempchin). The album also features pedal steel player David Berzansky (Hacienda Brothers) and Mike Feldman (Freddy & Francine) on organ and piano.
A captivating live performer, Nena has shared stages as support for such artists as Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Dan Hicks, Switchfoot, Jolie Holland, Charlie Musselwhite, Anya Marina 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 new, collaborative project entitled For The Sender.
In addition to releasing several tracks in Europe and Asia over the last few years, Nena has earned 10 San Diego Music Award Nominations for her various musical projects.
Americana/Roots, Rock , Country
Nena Anderson / Antique Rodeo BMI, I own my own publishing
Publishing: American Rodeo, BMI firstname.lastname@example.org
Label: The Kalinda Record Co.
acoustic guitar / electric guitar / vocals
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Performed and written by Nena Anderson, Say You'll Be Mine, bossa nova song for Sony BMG Poland jazz compilation "In Love with Jazz" released feb 2008.
Webisode 2 for Keep A Breast & Ford's People's Fleet at Country Throwdown Tour http://youtu.be/EJ-nvxXGeUs Featured song: One More
Entertainment Weekly TV - live Comic-Con broadcast 2011
Sundance indie film entry 2011 "Heartbreak in ? Cuts" by Teri Carson. Featured song: Daggers
San Diego Music Awards Nominee, best americana album (Beyond The Lights) 2012
San Diego Music Awards Nominee, best jazz album (Beyond The Lights) 2012
San Diego Music Award Nominee, best jazz artist:
2011, 2010, 2009
San Diego Music Award Nominee, best americana/country artist: 2012, 2011, 2010
San Diego Music Award Nominee, best new artist (The Neverout) : 2010
San Diego Music Award Nominee, best acoustic : 2008
2008 San Diego HAT Award Nominee, best vocalist
1998 Belly Up Tavern Battle of the Bands, 1st place
- For The Sender (upcoming release)
- Freddy & Francine, "The Forest & The Sea"
- James Harman (upcoming release)
- Jesse Nova (upcoming release)
- Midnight Rivals (upcoming release)
- Johnny Viau, "Live at Dizzy's"