The Sweetheart of Americana
Nena Anderson’s blues-tinged Americana is birthed from heartaches and hope, and the life experiences that we all have in common. Her songs console with an “I’ve been there too” feeling, while reminding us that we will all get through it. Her velvet voice is soulful and intimate, always leaving you wanting more, with melodies that you can’t get out of your head. Many bands, music genres, touring and collaborations since she began, Nena has landed right where she is supposed to be, with new songs that nod to her many influences while being completely her own.
“Christmas with Nena” is a 2019 EP featuring three original holiday songs and two standards. It showcases Nena’s unique ability to cross genres, resulting in a classic styled Jazz album.
Lonesome Nights EP (live studio recording 2019) is an evolution of her previous, award-winning album, Beyond the Lights, with distinctive Americana songs of rock and classic country influences. “I strive to strike an emotional connection with honesty and songs about love, life, and loss,” says Anderson, “Capturing the band live has a timeless, energetic feeling to it.”
In addition to her solo band, Nena fronts the acclaimed honkytonk band, Brawley, and the jazz combo, Jetset. She is also a member of the charitable album/concert project, For The Sender, featuring songwriting/performance collaborations with Jon Foreman, Jack Tempchin, Sara & Sean Watkins, Alex Woodard and more. Nena counts many career highlights, but includes singing with the San Diego Symphony and touring with Johnny Cash Tribute: Cash’d Out, as June Carter Cash among one of the best. She has shared stages with such diverse artists as Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, Dan Hicks, and Cindy Lee Berryhill.