If Chrissie Hynde and Emmylou Harris had a little sister… The Sweetheart of Americana
Nena Anderson is a professional singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her voice is velvet, a rich contralto, soulful and intimate. As a charismatic live performer, her shows always leave you wanting more. As a session singer, her voice lends clarity and texture to harmonies, backgrounds and demos. Nena writes accessible lyrics that get right to the point, with melodies that make you want to sing along. She is San Diego’s best kept secret, earning 20 San Diego Music Award nominations (and a win), in the categories of Americana, Acoustic, Jazz, Tribute Band and New Artist. Nena fronts her solo band (Nena Anderson) as well as acclaimed country band, Brawley. She occasionally performs as featured vocalist with string jazz combo, The Full House Band. She is also a member of the collaborative album/concert project, For The Sender, and spent several years touring with Johnny Cash Tribute, Cash’d Out, as June Carter Cash. She has shared stages with such diverse artists as Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Dan Hicks, Cindy Lee Berryhill, and Dr. John.
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