Nina has been selected as a winner in the New Jersey Folk Festival's "New Direction's In Folk" contest and will appear on the Shore Stage at this year's festival on

April 25th, 2020

Recording begins Dec. 30th at

Jump Dog Audio Productions

On Monday, Nina will begin recording a tribute to folksinger Joan Baez, who is retiring this year having performed for 60 years. Nina is re-inventing her 1960 debut album Joan Baez which consists of 13 tracks, most of which are traditional folk ballads. Nina looked up to Ms. Baez's musicianship when she began listening to her recordings as a young teenager. Nina became interested in folk singing herself and began performing traditional folk songs alongside her original music, introducing new audiences to these historic and beautiful songs. Nina has arranged the songs for this album with her own artistic sensibility, and with the utmost respect for the original versions recorded by Ms. Joan Baez.

Nina will be opening for John McEuen at the Listening Room of Sarasota Dec. 18, 2019


Nina Ricci to perform at The North Georgia Folk Festival October, 12th 2019

The 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers for this years’ festival include Jonathan Byrd and his band, The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone and Gypsy at Heart, The Skillet Lickers, Nina Ricci and Oh Jeremiah.

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Nina Ricci performed alongside Carolyn Hester in Southern Indiana Folk Review concert held at YES Cinema September 26, 2019 in Columbus, IN

On September 26th, Nina Ricci got to perform in a once-in-a-lifetime concert alongside Greenwich Village folksinger, Carolyn Hester. Tony Gillespie of The Southern Indiana Folk Review and The Village - Folk Music, History and Memorabilia, presented the concert. This concert was made possible by the following sponsors: Donut Central, Upland Brewing,Charwood Suites, Brunni Marketing Solutions, Voyles, and DNA. 

Nina Ricci performs in the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 6- week street festival.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales returns this summer to entertain Gatlinburg visitors! Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Nina Ricci performed on WBIR TV Channel 10 in Knoxville, TN June 19, 2019

Nina is now representing aLaska Pik, the maker of her fabulous fingerpicks, as a spokeswoman!


Press Quote

"Her voice often sounds very similar to Dolly Parton’s, but her style is entirely her own. With power and control, she filters everything through an artist’s perspective, mixing images, colors, and emotions to create seven strong songs for Designs On Me." ~ Rhetta Akamatsu 

"She carries on stage a level of magnetic charisma that I've rarely seen equaled in my twenty-five years of teaching. Nina's focus and discipline make her impossible to ignore. I don't know what the future holds for her but watch out and hold on......Nina Ricci's the real thing and it could be mighty!.....liv taylor"

"She has that quality of making your heart melt and causing you to shiver when she hits those impossibly high notes in her pure, pure voice."

Radio DJ "MennyVee;" Jacob's Ladder Festival organizer Katzrin, Israel


"Listening Through the Lens" - "Designs On Me" mentioned in list of New Releases for March!
The Daily Country - The "Essential 8" interview.
Making A Scene - Review by Rhetta Akamatsu
Muzooka Radio Charts
ReverbNation - #6 on the Nashville, TN, US Folk Chart. 2/18/19


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