Narissa Bond - Singer-songwriter-guitarist

 

Narissa Bond’s vocal style has been compared to Joni Mitchell and her songwriting styles range from Americana to Jazz. Narissa was featured in the 2007 book release of “I’ve Got Thunder, Black Women Songwriters on their Craft” Edited by LaShonda Katrice Barnett. Other artist included in this publication are Abbey Lincoln, Angelique Kidjo, Brenda Russell, Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, Joan Armatrading, Nina Simone, Odetta and Toshi Reagan

Narissa has won numerous songwriting awards including first place in the Oak Valley Bluegrass Music Festival Songwriting Contest for her song “Celia,” a true story about a young slave girl. Narissa Bond has been featured on Public Radio WHRV-FM with Barry Graham, Paul Shugrue, Bob FM with Hunter Hughes in Norfolk Virginia.

Narissa grew up in Southeastern Texas, listening to the music of the civil rights era including Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, Peter, Paul and Mary, Odetta, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Nina Simone.

Narissa studied classical music in New Mexico and Jazz guitar in Kansas City at the Charlie Parker Foundation. Bond produced her first recording “A Free Spirit Can’t Run Fast in High Heels” in 1997 and her second recording in 1999 “Knocking at the Doorway to My Soul” while living in Kansas City.

In the early 2000s, her travels took her to the east coast where Ms. Bond recorded and released her third recording “Between Two Rivers” with Suzanne Mallow and the two have completed Bond’s fourth recording “Three Words” released in February 2008. Narissa is currently in the studio recording her latest recording under the working title "False Gods" due for release in Fall of 2017.

“Narissa has set a new standard for the art of singing and songwriting… She instantly became a favorite of listeners…She is the real thing…” Barry Graham, WHRV 89.5 FM, Norfolk, VA

“Between Two Rivers” paints a picture of such feeling and unique understanding you come away from the music appreciative of the artist’s journey and your own” LaShonda Barnett, WBAI. 99.5 FM, New York, NY

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