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BIO

Origin: Nashville, TN

Genres: Americana, Folk, Country

Years Active: 2014 - Present

Label: Nina Ricci Music

PRO: BMI

Official Websites: www.ninariccimusic.com

Nina Ricci Bio 

"To those who follow folk music, Nina Ricci has been said to be "reminiscent of a young Joan Baez,” and "one of the great voices in folk music today.” John Paul White of the Civil Wars noted similarity to the doll of country music, Dolly Parton. Her characteristic vibrant long tones sustained by a hypnotic vibrato are the features of the voice of a young woman who has studied her craft. 

Nina always felt that she wanted to emerge out of the folk music world, for she believes in the value of having roots. While not solely a “traditional” singer, Nina interprets folk songs from the patchwork of the Americana quilt, giving a new voice to songs that have a seemingly never-ending life. In 2018, Nina released her debut album Designs On Me, containing 7 distinctive original songs. Nina’s own music is very personal, although not an autobiographical writer, her experiences and perspectives are made known through her storytelling. While her earlier work had a broad and impetuous feeling, Nina’s vision has matured over time and gained more understanding. Her lyricism has a poetic quality, yet has a way of coming across the table to meet audiences head-on. It’s clear in her on-stage presentation that Nina requires her audience to do more than sit back and listen, but to come with the preparation of an educated ear. She balances her songs on the neck of her polished rosewood Taylor, which she plays folk finger-style, using ProPik and aLaska fingerpicks. Having spread her wings with a new fully produced, full-band album, Nina is returning to her mainstay as a solo folksinger and songwriter this year as she continues to grow as an artist." 

"A modern Joan Baez..."

"She encapsulates the sound of the times in her music. " 

~John Godfrey host of "Radio Troubadour

"American folk music revivals are sparked by distinct, heroic voices that capture the spirit of the times and people who make up the American mosaic. Nina Ricci is one of those voices. She has chosen a musical path that will enrich the lives of others."

—Michael C. Gabriele,

Author of New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition

Spokeswoman for aLaska Pik

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Album Art by Get Noticed Music Photography

Debut Album

March 20th, 2018 

Designs On Me

About

Nina Ricci, a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, creates music relevant to current times and keeps her footing in folk revival music in her debut album Designs On Me. Born in Atlanta, Nina has lived in the Nashville area most of her life and has been active on the local music circuit. She declares, “I’m a storyteller,” “Each song on this album tells its own story.” The seven selections reflect poetic elements of her imagination. Nina tells her stories and demonstrates a range of artistic sensibilities and influences. She also carefully reveals her sentimental side as an artist in the album’s title track, singing along with a smooth mix of violins, accordion and pedal steel sounds: “We’ve traded looks that lock in place, that light up in the other’s face, the kind that keeps you twined for life, the everloving mystery.” In “Folk City,” she speaks with an open heart about a visit to Greenwich Village, NYC, where her dad lived in the 1970’s. Nina sketches dream-like images of what the hip scene was like in the late 1950s and early 1960’s as she follows “the embers of fallen footsteps.” She draws upon long-lost rhythms of the Village’s hallowed grounds; maybe it’s the staccato movement of curious passersby on a Saturday night at the intersection of MacDougal and Bleecker streets. “I stop on the sidewalk and watch the sway of ghostly teenagers of yesterday.” The composition, “If I Wear Blue,” begins with a lilting Klezmer violin playing in three/four time, as she ponders the fallout behind the spectrum of color she feels and wears—especially blue. “I’ve always had a pattern or odd combinations of hues and of dyes, yellow, magenta and blue.” But instead of providing vivid clarity, this swirl of colors becomes a baffling kaleidoscope of complicated emotions. “I hate spinning circles in the same direction.” Nina confesses that her album is a mixture of many colors and emotions, but she says, “there was a peace all along that it was going to come out as it should be. There’s nothing like getting an education and then implementing what you’ve learned in living color.” In the process, Nina found her “sound and strength” as a musician. With this album, and with all the colors it contains, she embarks on a musical journey to share her voice with others.

Michael C. Gabriele, author of New Jersey Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition

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Newest Release

Folk and Traditional Music

Oct. 5th Single - "Southern Goodbyes"

Southern Goodbyes - Nina Ricci
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Voice: Nina Ricci; Violins: Patrick Monnius; Harp: Olivia Fortunato; Acoustic Guitar: Nina Ricci; Upright Bass: Brandon Cantwell; Drum Set: Stewart Newman

Mixed by Marc Lacuesta

Mastered by Harold LaRue

"Southern Goodbyes"

©2018 Nina Ricci Music

All Rights Reserved

Song Set List

  • Numbers Don't Show

  • Bird On A String

  • All the Crown Jewels

  • Mama Don't Tell Me Lies

  • Designs On Me

  • Folk City

  • Oh, Give Me A Day

  • Sickle In The Cane

  • By the Time I Get to Georgia

  • I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus

  • Leave It There

  • Working On A Building

  • Different Drum

  • I Woke Up In Love This Morning

  • The Wind

  • If I Needed You

  • Da Do Ron Ron

  • You Sent Her an Orchid, You Sent Me A Rose

  • Alexander's Ragtime Band

  • Minglewood Blues

  • Silver Dagger

  • I Never Will Marry

  • Fare Thee Well (10,000 Miles)

  • All My Trials

  • Wildwood Flower

  • Donna Donna (Dona Dona)

  • Rake and Rambling Boy

  • Little Moses

  • Mary Hamilton

  • Fennario

  • Black Is the Color 

  • Banks of the Ohio

  • Little Birdie

  • Froggie Went A Courtin'

  • All the Pretty Little Horses

  • Spanish Is The Loving Tongue

  • Freight Train

  • Oh, Shenandoah

  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow

REPRESENTATION

Label:

Independent  |  ninaricci.music@gmail.com, 615-513-9941

 

Management:

Teresa Ricci  |  tricci716@comcast.net, 615-513-9941

 

Booking:

Nina Ricci  |  ninaricci.music@gmail.com, 615-513-9941

 

PR:

Nina Ricci  |  ninaricci.music@gmail.com, 615-513-9941

MAILING ADDRESS

Nina Ricci Music

P.O. Box 292950

Nashville, Tennessee

37229

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