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Nena Anderson

If Chrissie Hynde and Emmylou Harris had a little sister… 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 and voice console with an “I’ve been there too,” feeling, while reminding us that we will all get through it. A charismatic live performer, Nena’s 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.

San Diego’s best kept secret, Nena has earned 20 San Diego Music Award nominations (and a win), in the categories of Americana, Acoustic, Jazz, Tribute Band and New Artist. She fronts her solo band (Nena Anderson) as well as acclaimed country band, Brawley, and performs as featured vocalist of the Americana/jazz combo, Jetset. 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, and Cindy Lee Berryhill.

Her distinctive, bourbon smooth voice stops you in your tracks and compels you to hang on every word. "On the stage, Anderson exudes the enviable self-assurance of someone who's exactly where she's supposed to be."- San Diego Citybeat