She draws from the same styles as [Jolie] Holland, but is developing a distinctive and inviting sound of her own. Anderson's impressive debut album, Beyond the Lights, indicates that she's a growing talent worth tracking" - SignOnSanDiego.com / San Diego Union-Tribune Nena Anderson's debut album "Beyond The Lights" is already earning comparisons to early Lucinda Williams , Rickie Lee Jones , Norah Jones and Bob Dylan with its accessible and deceptively uncomplicated lyrics and bluesy, Americana/ Alt. Country sound. Produced by Mike Butler, the record showcases 10 original songs that are so familiar and warm, you think you have heard them before, and you want to listen to 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. She has performed as supporting artist for Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Jimmie Vaughan, Switchfoot, Jolie Holland, Cash'd Out,Charlie Musselwhite, and Tommy Castro and many others. Nena has also been nominated for 7 San Diego Music awards in various catagories. The Mules are: Mike Butler (The Boxmasters, Billy Bob Thornton) guitar; Patrick McClory (Alex Woodard Band,) bass; and Richard "t-bone" Larson/bandmember] on drums. Some shows feature pedal steel phenom David Berzansky as a special guest. For current show listings and news visit http://www.nenaanderson.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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