All / Blues / Swamp Pop / Blue Eyed Soul
Nina Massara is putting everything she has into a sound she hopes
will bring the music she loves to every generation, young and old.
Nina has the looks of a retro black and white movie star with a sassy voice that will remind you of
modern day belters like Rhiannon Giddens, Victoria Williams, and Valerie June. With a tinge of “I told
you so” in her voice, Nina takes on critics and fans with her U.S. debut, Watch Me. This album is set to
release on March 3, 2017, on CSP Records, an independent label out of Texas. Label President Jimmy
Rogers, who has spearheaded many a blues artist over the past 40 years, was so knocked out by her that
he signed her on the spot.
“Look out world; Nina Massara is a fantastic new artist!” Jimmy Rogers, CSP Records.
Recorded and produced by Morten Wittrock both in Denmark and at Austin’s famous 5th Street Studios,
Nina brings her distinctive vocal and personal style to a fabulous collection of original Americana songs
written by producer Wittrock and Ray Weaver. These two music veterans were able to wrap the
melodies and words to fit this young budding talent. Ray Weaver is an American songwriter living in
Denmark whose work has been compared to Kevin Welch and Steve Earle. Combine that with Morten’s
rocking blues the two succeed with songs like, “Impossible To Resist” a duet with Colin Brooks, who is a
former member of Band Of Heathens now an Austin session player. The two bring a playful and flirty
flavor to the tune with a funky back beat. A Bourbon Street drenched “Big Easy” recalls her American
father’s Louisiana roots complete with a slide guitar that echoes a slow gait down the sidewalk.
Raised in Denmark by her American father and Danish mother, Nina grew up listening to legends
like Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo, Taj Mahal and Bob Dylan while working beside her father in his local
Mexican restaurant. That myriad of influences continues as Nina accompanied her parents when they
did the backstage catering for artists like B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Feat, John Hiatt and more. The
music of legends flowed deeply into Nina’s heart, and she couldn’t wait to make her own music.
She began working in the studio with the award-winning Danish producer Morten Wittrock when she
was just 15-years- old, doing everything from making coffee to editing Pro Tools tracks. When she turned
18, she bartended at Copenhagen’s storied Mojo Blues Bar continuing her musical education through
Nina’s unique blend of New Orleans earthiness, a little Etta James vocal styling along with some
Scandinavian sweetness this young songbird, brings a magical mojo to every song. Her voice, along with
the playing and production creates a listening experience that honors both Nina’s deep commitment to
her musical roots and her desire to do something entirely new.
Earlier this year this young woman moved to New Orleans to experience their extraordinary culture first
hand and now she is residing in Nashville, TN to embed herself in their music community. She is brave,
unafraid and determined. Nina Massara will be bringing her remarkable blend of the best of the past
and the future to music lovers for many, many years to come.
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