2017 NPR Tiny Desk Concert: The Nesters

Posted by Heather Benson on

One of our very first South Dakota entries for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert: "Cowboss" by The Nesters.

And as you can see, Eliza Blue and Jami Lynn chose a truly South Dakota interpretation of "desk" by playing in Eliza Blue's everyday workspace: The big barn on the Perkins County ranch where she lives.

 

The Nesters are a folk duo comprised of Jami Lynn & Eliza Blue. Both women are an accomplished singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists in their own right. They decided to form The Nesters after discovering each was a big fan of the other's music. Together they make delicate, plaintive songs that will delight folkies and fans of pop music alike. Please visit www.facebook.com/thenestersband for more info.

Jami Lynn: Hailing from the Great Plains of eastern South Dakota, and now a Spearfish resident, she has received critical acclaim for her timeless, lyrical songwriting, and soaring, shimmering vocals, most recently in the form of high honors in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival’s Songwriting Showcase Finals, rave reviews for new album “Fall is a Good Time to Die” named to The Telegraph’s top country albums of 2015 (next to Willie Nelson, The Punch Brothers, and Dar Williams), and critics proclaiming her “5 out of 5 stars, essential listening” (Empty Bottles and Broken Souls). 

Eliza Blue: Her original music has received national press, including write-ups in the New York Times blog and Minneapolis Star Tribune, and she has shared the stage with such greats as Billy Bragg, Kelly Jo Phelps, and Channy Lenaugh, of the band Polica. Currently, Eliza is collaborating with Billy Talbot, of the band Crazy Horse, on a new album. After being an urbanite for most of her life, Eliza now resides with her sweetheart and their two children, on a ranch in Perkins County, South Dakota.

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