Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nena at Pappy & Harriets 1/8

Happy New Year!

Join me in starting 2016 off right, with a hi-desert getaway
to Pioneertown CA (Joshua Tree/Yucca Valley)

January 8, 2016 8pm til late

new solo band! new songs! old songs! special guests!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Show: Dec 23 at Belly Up w/Rosie Flores

It's that time of the year again, and it's our
This show will sell out...get tix HERE!

I'm thrilled to bring you a killer roots rockin' and honky-tonkin' lineup:

7pm: Sleepwalkers
The Sleepwalkers have been playing authentic Americana & Roots Rock since 1992. They specialize in original American music styles ranging from Blues, Country, Tex-Mex, R&B, Cumbias, and their own brand of down-home Rock & Roll.

8pm Brawley w/Rosie Flores
 A set by Brawley AND a set with Brawley backing up Rosie Flores!
Born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Southern California, Rosie Flores' music blends the best of honky-tonk, rockabilly, and jazz with the traditional sounds of her Tex-Mex heritage. Since the late 70s, she has been an important figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Nashville music scenes. Rosie's reputation as a high octane rockabilly star is well established. Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine leave no doubt about her talent for filling dance floors and lighting up rooms with her blazing guitar solos. 

10pm NancarrowFronted by singer/songwriter Graham Nancarrow, the band infuses raw energy and classic tones to create and perform their own unique brand of the American song. The style is pure, and rooted in the rich traditions of country and alternative music. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Nena Anderson @ Pappy & Harriet's Nov 19

Join me and the band at Pappy & Harriet's Nov 19!
Pioneertown CA

This place is a REAL honky-tonk, 
complete with Santa Maria style BBQ,
a great dance floor, and all ages good times.
Only 2 hours from LA or San Diego!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Show: Nov 1 at Solace, Encinitas CA

Join Adrian and I for two sets as a duo... americana and jazz originals. 
Every first Sunday at Solace & Moonlight Lounge, Encinitas CA.
7-9pm No Cover with food & drink specials all night!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Gretsch girl...

I'm honored to be featured in the newest Gretsch guitar catalog, representing their gorgeous Roots Collection.  I love my Gretsch New Yorker. It's mellow, sweet sounds work perfectly for my bluesy, jazzy country style, yet it also packs enough punch to keep up with the rigors of touring with Cash'd Out!

When I'm in more of a rockin' out mode, I play a Gretsch Black Phoenix. It only has ONE KNOB. And badass twang, swing and swagger.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast Feature

Via "What's Up at The BUT": 
New Episode out!! Don't mess with Nena Anderson!
A singer songwriter, honky tonk, blues and Americana chick that suggested we drank whiskey in the mid-afternoon. We tell the truth on what can happen if you drink too much carrot juice, talk about turning fan letters into songs and compare Damian to a giraffe that looks like Prince. We drank Bulleit Rye with Bundaberg Ginger Beer. 

Featuring 2 live in-studio tracks, I Fall In Love Too Fast and Kiss You Goodnight

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Brawley shows: Aug 23 in LA @Echo & Sept 2 in SD @BellyUp

Join me with my honky-tonk band BRAWLEY at The Grand Ole Echo (at The Echo, Los Angeles) this Sunday for a late afternoon show!  Presented by California Roots Union. Lineup is: Brawley @5pm,  Rick Shea & The Losing End @6pm, I See Hawks in LA @7pm,  with Grant Langston & The Supermodels on the patio.  Free before 6pm, $5 after. ALL AGES

Also, don't forget:
I'm hosting another Brawley's Barroom Ball No.3 on Wed, SEPT 2 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.  Doors at 7:30pm  $10 
This show features:
The Lonesome Billies (from Portland) 10pm
Brawley  9pm
Roy Ruiz Clayton & The Grave Diggers   8pm

and the usual residencies:
Sunday Sept 6 @Solace, Encinitas
Friday Sept 11 @Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sun AUG 2 at Solace, Encinitas

Come out and hang with Adrian and I in Encinitas!  
Solace & the Moonlight Lounge​  7-9pm. 
All ages, no cover. Sunset view and great eats!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Brawley's BarRoom Ball - May 20

Got plans for Wednesday night?  You do now!

Wed. May 20, 2015  ||  7pm doors • 8pm show

I'm hosting a great night of music featuring my band, Brawley
along with two Award-Winning Americana bands, 

I am thrilled to finally be bringing you Brawley's BarRoom Ball! The BarRoom Ball is a series of concerts featuring 3 live bands, local or guests, in the genres of American music: Country, Western Swing, Outlaw Country, Alt Country, Americana, Roots Rock, or Rockabilly. With an open wide dance floor and a world-class sound system and staff, we are proud to present these shows at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.  Original music only (no tribute bands or cover bands)

Here's a little more about the bands this month:
Sara Petite & The Sugar Daddies: Sara Petite is a gifted singer-songwriter who possesses the unique ability to reach the hearts and souls of fans young and old. She has the rare gift to craft songs that appeal equally, but are interpreted differently by fans of diverse perspectives. This comes through in her live performances as well. A true original, Sara's music does not conveniently fit into any one musical genre or sub-category, but rather traces her influences in country, bluegrass, rock and folk, and emerges into a sound completely her own. As welcome in senior citizen centers as she is in biker bars, nightclub venues and festivals, Sara is as American as apple pie and Harley Davidson. She is gritty, she is wild, she is tender with a soul of a child.

Freightshakers : Ameripolitan Award Winner 2015, Outlaw Country. So while everyone sits around moaning the blues about the "death of the LA Country scene"...these boys fly a big finger in the face of the 70's rock that is being passed off as country music on the radio. Led by Gethen Jenkins who arrived in Southern California via West Virginia and Alaska (somebody get that boy a damn map!!) these boys are keeping country alive regardless of FM radio. Throw on a worn-out truckers cap, pop open something cold and cheap, and get ready for a good time!

  And for fun, a video from our BarRoom Ball in December

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Interview by The Artist Odyssey

I've been working with this amazing project over the last year called The Artist Odyssey. They interview fine artists, actors, filmmakers, musicians and artist demos, etc...then present them to you via video (like Iconoclasts or Inside the Actors Studio.) Today, they are the featured Kickstarter campaign! Subscribe for as little as $5 for access to videos, events and more and they will provide a FREE subscription to the school of your choice. So in addition to great programs, you're also providing arts curriculum much needed in our education system.

Watch the video below and get involved. Some of the artists already that have been interviewed include Roy Ruiz Clayton, Todd Glaser Photography, Fine Art by Trinh Mai, Dead Rock West's Frank Lee Drennen, Marc Ford, Mario Torero, Alexander Schaffer Czech, and me!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tue April 21 at Casbah, San Diego

Tuesday April 21 >> Casbah San Diego >> I'll be supporting Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line with a set featuring Jim Austin on bass,  Richard Larson on drums, and David Berzansky on pedal steel. See you there...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BarRoom Ball March 26

I'm hosting (with Brawley) a new series of shows at Belly Up Tavern...starting March 26.  Join us for Brawley's BarRoom Ball for the best in Americana, Country, Roots, and Western Swing... homegrown and bands and our friends that happen to be passing through town!

Thursday's show features: 

<< Brawley at 8pm >>
Featuring Nena Anderson, Adrian Demain, David Berzansky, Dale Daniel and Jim Austin

<< Sam Outlaw at 9pm >>
Sam is the talk of the town...he has just recorded a record with Ry Cooder and has been featured as one of Rolling Stone Country's "one to watch."  His band also features San Diego's own Molly Jenson. Sam writes original songs that seek to capture the spirit of the classic country music he learned from his favorite singers: George Jones, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Don Williams, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, etc.  This band is a new, original upcoming artist you won't want to miss.

<< Alex Woodard at 10pm >>
Alex is an incredible storyteller, crafting tales of love, loss and life and supported by a band that hints at influences of Springsteen and Petty, yet completely his own.  He has toured nationally behind five critically-acclaimed albums, earning prestigious industry nods and sharing the stage with some of today’s most popular acts. His book/album package "For The Sender" (Hay House) features his story of release and redemption woven through songs written about real-life letters. When he’s not surfing in his beach town north of San Diego, Alex lives with a big dog and bigger horse in the mountains of Idaho.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

50% Sale - Downloads

Just for Valentine's : 50% off digital downloads
of my albums "Serenade" and "Win Your Heart EP"

go to my STORE 

when purchasing, enter the following codes for your discount
Serenade: enter code: sweetheart
Win Your Heart : enter code: heart

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jan 23 Birthday Show at Pappy & Harriets

In celebration of surviving another year, we're throwing a party for my birthday.  Join me and my band, Brawley, on Friday January 23 at one of my favorite places on the planet, Pappy & Harriets

In addition, we'll have a few special guests joining me for a few tunes, including Timothy Joseph (The Palace Ballroom), Alex Woodard (For The Sender), and Graham Nancarrow (Nancarrow).

Here's a fun video of our show Dec 18 at Belly Up Tavern!

Here's a cool short film about Pappy & Harriets!
The Pioneertown Palace from Filmwelder on Vimeo.