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Itzall Good Music Singer Songwriter Series Featuring Nalani & Sarina & Linda Nelson
May 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10
The Itzall Goode Music Presents singer/
Hosted by Eric Scott.
Admission only $10.00 (to the artists).
Call for reservations (recommended) at 410-626-9796
or just show up!
49 West Coffeehouse – 49 West St. – Annapolis, MD
Getting music fans to agree on anything is next to impossible. That’s why the quick rise to national recognition of identical twin sisters Nalani & Sarina is such an astounding story. These two audacious young artists, from west-central New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditionalist soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Legendary music critic/Sirius radio host Dave Marsh called their EP, Scattered World, “some of the best music being made”, and fans, critics and taste-makers have echoed his praise. Nalani & Sarina have all the elements in place for success and stardom. Their captivating look is on display in the video for “Get Away”, a propulsive cut from Scattered World, that was in regular rotation on mtvU and other video outlets. Their smart, kinetic live show, whether as a duo or with their band, has made the sisters favorites on the Northeastern club scene. They’ve earned the enthusiasm of industry insiders as well, with their newest offerings to be released on Kobalt Music’s worldwide digital distribution network in early 2018. In a music landscape largely bereft of Asian-American voices, the twin sisters’ perspective is welcome. Their songs are catchy AND meaningful, their look is dazzling, their message is courageous, and the sky is the limit.
Linda Nelson is a singer/
Before Linda was born her father, Andy Nelson, was a star player with the Johnny Unitas led championship Baltimore Colts (1957-1964). (In fact, Johnny U. and Andy Nelson roomed together.) Those same qualities of talent, dedication, teamwork and success have clearly migrated from parents to daughter.
Linda started playing guitar when she was just a teenager. “I had been writing songs on the lane to the mailbox, so when I got a guitar I just started writing songs all the time,” she remembers. Her first inauspicious public performance was at a Tupperware party. In high school things got a bit more ambitious when Linda answered a City Paper ad for a singer (“no Emmylou look-a-likes!”)
The band gig morphed into a smaller, perhaps more manageable act called the Rising Sun trio with Doug Boardman and Craig Muller. But soon the young musician caught the traveling bug and moved down to the beaches along the Outer Banks of Carolina, and then on to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands where she played solo gigs in the sun. After some tough breaks and inner turmoil took hold, Linda’s musical career lay dormant for about six years.
Washington, D.C. area musician Eric Scott has to date enjoyed a varied and interesting musical journey. As a touring bassist and vocalist, Scott has performed on numerous stages throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and the entire United States. While building his reputation as one of the area’s most sought after sidemen & session players, Scott wrote and released three solo records, DIVINE STATIC (1999), LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE FOOLS (2002), and RED (2007), to critical acclaim.
The journey continues with Scott’s fourth release WHERE THE WATER RUNS DEEPEST (May 2012) on the Itzall Goode Music label (Indie). DEEPEST further explores the neo-soul, funk, and pop influences of RED…but Scott’s sound continues to evolve. It is no less confessional than RED…maybe even more so…and is even more personal and intimate with it’s stripped down production and arrangements. While the performances are first rate, this release is all about the songs and the voice; and they are wrapped in a sheerer, warmer, acoustic package.