The breathtaking Sonoran Desert is just one canvas for the deeply colorful and many faceted songs, stories painted by Nancy and the imagery comes from a life of working in and loving the land.
"My love of writing came from a fourth grade English teacher who gave her students a few minutes each day to write whatever we wanted about any topic. Well, I hiked and played in the local woodlands and along the river trails where great men such as Tecumseh, Blue Jacket, Daniel Boone and Simon Girty walked and hunted and fought. Of course my imagination would take huge liberties with a cast of characters and scenery like that! Stories came alive and pen and paper became my best friends. I learned to play guitar at thirteen and got my first 12-string at fourteen years old. By then, I had written several songs and was playing and singing for weddings and at folk festivals and getting up with friends who were singing at gigs where other friends could sneak me in! Later, I had the cherished honor of playing at the opening night for Canal Street Tavern in Dayton (now closed after 35 years), and at Sam's in Dayton for Mick before he established Canal Street. But when I left home and came west, that's when the adventures really started!"
Best known for an alluring vocal style and enrapturing music and lyrics, Nancy writes " songs inspired by real life and soaked through with color and passion!..." she then delivers them completely, no holds barred....., Magical, mysterious....., A master of the story telling song....this poet, singer, musician and author may be petite and soft spoken, but she hits the stage in a big way!.....This is the music of a life rich in spirit and infused with soul......Whether presenting a full concert or the women focused "Heart of it All" program, this lady is weaving a legendary trail of music into the tapestry of her self coined genre "Southwestern Americana!"!
"Singing songs and telling stories to transport you, lift you up and hand you a gift unlike any other you've received..."