MP3 Nina Storey - So Many Ways from: me to: you
21st Century Neo Soul. Old school soul, meets gospel, singer/songwriter and acoutic pop for good measure.
13 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, BLUES: Soul-Blues
"So Many Ways
This new album from Nina Storey is funky, sophisticated, intimate and revealing.
Staying true to form, the record is eclectic Nina. As Nina puts it, “There is a cohesiveness to this album in that we pretty much just camped out in this cool analog (tape- very old school) studio and played all these different instruments.
My co-producer on the project, Rob Giles, an amazing talent in his own right, played like 85 percent of the instruments. We have some incredible musicians and artists on the record -great horn players, guitar players, singers, and they bring a lot to my new sound.
We have musicians who''ve played with Etta James, Tower of Power, Michelle N''Degeo''cello, Elton John, and also I''m proud and pleased to say that Keb Mo'' played on two of the tracks.
There is an organic feel to this record. Some of the tunes have an old school Motown vibe to them, and some a more gospel, rootsy feel, while others are really out of the box funky and weird.
We had all kinds of instruments on this record from violas, to trumpets, to Hammond B3 organs to pots and pans and foot stomping.
I think it''s also the most emotionally intimate record I''ve ever done as well. There was lots of inspiration and perspiration during this whole process. It''s a long play record meaning, it''s meant to be listened to from start to finish.”
There''s an evolution that takes place as well as a musical journey. Much of this record is about the process of discovering one''s self and the journey we all take when we embark upon a relationship. From the beginning of bliss, to the celebration of love, to the realization of things not working out, to the bitter end, or to the realization that love can be saved. Nina explores all of these experiences in her new body of music.
Nina’s songs have been featured in both film and television. Her song, “Better Man” will be featured on the Fox hit show, “Standoff” in July. Her music has also been featured in ABC’s, “Alias”, Sony Pictures feature film, “Broken Hearts Club” and the CW (formerly the WB) Network’s, “Girlfriends”.
Nina has opened for and toured with Artists such as Etta James, Keb’ Mo, Johnny Lang, Joan Osborne, Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, INXS, and Linda Rondstadt.
She is touring throughout the country this summer in support of the new Album and will be appearing with Ani Difranco in July.
"With a voice like hers pyrotechnics are redundant."
“Formal training and theory aside, songwriting is at heart a mysterious process that’s probably driven by as many different creative impulses as there are composers. In the case of Nina Storey, the desire to write songs was a natural outgrowth of her extraordinary gifts as a vocalist.“
“…By far one of the most powerful and expressive voices in the business today. Combining poignant storytelling with memorable melodies, Storey delivers music that is first-rate and poised to take her place in the company of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.”
"...Soulful sparkplug Nina Storey might well be called LA NIÑA …can stir up a storm when she belts out her self-penned soul-funk tunes. She’s starting to build an out-of-state audience and her album, “Shades” (on Colorado label Nina Storey Music), shows she has what it takes to become a national Storey.”
-The Denver Post
“…But you soon learn her vulnerability is her strength. As her song "Looks Can Be Deceiving" off her self-titled CD illustrates, she is like a butterfly as her voice flits and flutters over the notes with delicacy, then in a blink of an eye, morphs into a raptor and plucks up a note and takes it and you for a ride. Storey’s voice can be described as nothing less than clear, powerful and agile.”
-Boston Girl Guide
"...Nina Storey whose voice is half Janis and half Alanis, and whose arresting delivery is three parts Virgin Mary and one part Dirty Harry"
-Good Times Magazine
"With a voice of fire and quicksilver, Nina Storey is preparing to announce her arrival.“
-The Santa Cruz Sentinel
“She puts so much energy, verve and soul into her shows that she can barely whisper when greeting well-wishers after a performance …if there’s any justice in world, she should become a huge star."
-Monterey County Herald