Nena Anderson

Songwriter, Band


About Nena Anderson

"Distinct as late career Joni Mitchell, strong as Emmylou Harris, warm as Mary Chapin Carpenter all rolled into one: an original is born." ~ John Apice, No

Nena Anderson has been nominated for 11 San Diego Music Awards in the categories of Jazz, Americana, Acoustic, and New Artist. Her debut album "Beyond The Lights", has earned comparisons to early Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones and Bob Dylan, with its accessible and deceptively uncomplicated lyrics and bluesy, Americana sound. Nena proves she can write timeless songs for a modern audience. The album has received consistent FM and online radio airplay in addition to features on KPBS, NPR, and various television programs.

"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

Nena has shared stages with such artists as Gregg Allman, Switchfoot, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Hicks, Raul Malo, Dave Alvin, Anya Marina, Jolie Holland 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 book/album/concert project entitled, For The Sender.



Alternative Country, Singer/Songwriter