Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:00pm, Claudia Nygaard, singer-songwriter, storyteller $20.00

By | June 11, 2019

With a voice as warm and smooth as amber honey and impressive for both its power and intimacy,
Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt,
humorous, scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in
between them. She is a captivating storyteller, with a twinkle in her eye that makes everyone in the audience think
she is sharing a secret with them alone. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows with a rare
vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit
and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next.
Claudia tours tirelessly, and has torn up the highways of all
50 states and performed in 9 foreign countries. She has
appeared at over 200 fairs & festivals, including numrerous
times at the Kerrville Folk Festival. She has also been an
emerging artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New
York. Her large fan base has recently supported her with
a $25,000 kickstarter and she is now in the studio recording her next release (Jan 2019) “Lucky Girl”, with Neilson
Hubbard producing. Neilson has just been nominated for
Album of the year by the Americana Music Association.
As a salaried staff songwriter on Nashville’s Music Row,
Nygaard learned her craft well. Her last CD “Let The Storm
Roll In” rose to #1 on the Cashbox Roots/Country chart
and #8 on the Folk DJ chart. Two of the songs, “Georgia
Boy” and “J.C.” won the Kerrville, TX Folk Festival “New
Folk” songwriting competition for her, but they weren’t the
only songs that radio took a liking to. EVERY song on the
album received airplay. “Storm” was also highly praised by
the press. It received five stars from Americana benchmark
magazine “Maverick”, and legendary folk music magazine
“Sing Out” claimed the songs “rival the likes of Guy Clark
or Ian Tyson”.