About Me

Hoi, ik ben Nina!
Wat leuk dat je mijn site bezoekt!

On this page, I'll tell you a little more about myself. For instance, it became clear to me very early on that I wanted to do something with music. As a little girl, I already got super psyched about music in all its forms and I sang the whole day through. When I heard Taylor Swift for the first time, I knew at once that Americana was my favorite genre. Although I didn't know it was called Americana at the time. Americana's so cool because it's a bit of everything, but always authentic and pure. I love the freedom in that!

Taylor also happens to be the one who inspired me to start playing the guitar and to start writing songs. I'd always had melodies pop into my head out of the blue, but because of Taylor I started writing them down and finishing them into a song. The Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves are other artists who inspire me, alongside Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and many more.

Music has always been the red thread going through my life. It helps me cope with sadness or difficult situations, but it also makes me very happy, inspires me, moves me. Relaxes me.

Optreden vond ik in eerste instantie heel erg spannend. Maar elke keer als ik op dat podium stond, en sta, gebeurt er iets magisch. Dan is er zo'n connectie met alle mensen in de zaal. Op dat moment voel ik me echt 'mezelf', in mijn allerpuurste vorm.
Imaginations
Towards the end of 2018 I accidentally met Pieter Groenveld in a bar (owner of Strictly Country Records). Thanks to Pieter, everything gained momentum. Together, we recorded a demo album called 'Imaginations'. This was in the beginning of 2019. It turned out very simple and pure: everything was recorded live with just me, a guitar and my voice. This demo has both covers and original songs on it. On this demo, I was allowed to play the Martin D-28 (guitar) which belonged to Liz Meyer, Pieter's deceased wife. This is so special to me, such a great honor!

Later that year, I got to open up for Americans who came to 'de Oude Veiling' in Aalsmeer to play music. Tim and Jackson Grimm, Hugh Moffatt and Molly Tuttle. It was a dream came true to open up for some of my musical heroes! I hope I'll be able to do that many times more in the future.




Hummingbird
When I graduated from my studies in Politics, Pyschology, Law and Economics in the beginning of 2020, I wanted to start travelling. I wanted to go out into the world and experience the true meaning of freedom, and allow myself to be amazed and surprised by the unknown. Unfortunately, we were confronted by COVID-19 shortly afterwards, so I had no choice but to cancel my plans. In the lockdown that followed, I learned to look at the meaning of freedom with entirely new eyes. This became an inspiration for many of the lyrics on my first studio album.

Because of the lockdown, I had a lot of time to think, and a lot of time to write. And so, I suddenly found myself having finished writing a lot of songs, and ready to start recording a studio album!

By now, that studio album has become a reality! On the 14th of February, 'Hummingbird' will be released. I'm so grateful for the amazing team that helped me put this album together. Janos Koolen, producer and multi-instrumentalist, really helped me bring these songs to life. Arthur Bont (drummer & percussionist), Lucas Beukers (Bass) and Joost van Es (violin) have done such a good job in capturing the feelings of the songs with their instruments. I feel so lucky to be able to work with them! I'm really proud of what we've put together, and I hope I'll be able to work with them a lot longer and more often!

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Hey! My name is Nina. Thanks for visiting my website! :)

On this page, I'll tell you a little more about myself. For instance, it became clear to me very early on that I wanted to do something with music. As a little girl, I already got super psyched about music in all its forms and I sang the whole day through. When I heard Taylor Swift for the first time, I knew at once that Americana was my favorite genre. Although I didn't know it was called Americana at the time. Americana's so cool because it's a bit of everything, but always authentic and pure. I love the freedom in that!

Taylor also happens to be the one who inspired me to start playing the guitar and to start writing songs. I'd always had melodies pop into my head out of the blue, but because of Taylor I started writing them down and finishing them into a song. The Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves are other artists who inspire me, alongside Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and many more.

Music has always been the red thread going through my life. It helps me cope with sadness or difficult situations, but it also makes me very happy, inspires me, moves me. Relaxes me.

Optreden vond ik in eerste instantie heel erg spannend. Maar elke keer als ik op dat podium stond, en sta, gebeurt er iets magisch. Dan is er zo'n connectie met alle mensen in de zaal. Op dat moment voel ik me echt 'mezelf', in mijn allerpuurste vorm.




Imaginations
Towards the end of 2018 I accidentally met Pieter Groenveld in a bar (owner of Strictly Country Records). Thanks to Pieter, everything gained momentum. Together, we recorded a demo album called 'Imaginations'. This was in the beginning of 2019. It turned out very simple and pure: everything was recorded live with just me, a guitar and my voice. This demo has both covers and original songs on it. On this demo, I was allowed to play the Martin D-28 (guitar) which belonged to Liz Meyer, Pieter's deceased wife. This is so special to me, such a great honor!

Later that year, I got to open up for Americans who came to 'de Oude Veiling' in Aalsmeer to play music. Tim and Jackson Grimm, Hugh Moffatt and Molly Tuttle. It was a dream came true to open up for some of my musical heroes! I hope I'll be able to do that many times more in the future.

















Hummingbird
When I graduated from my studies in Politics, Pyschology, Law and Economics in the beginning of 2020, I wanted to start travelling. I wanted to go out into the world and experience the true meaning of freedom, and allow myself to be amazed and surprised by the unknown. Unfortunately, we were confronted by COVID-19 shortly afterwards, so I had no choice but to cancel my plans. In the lockdown that followed, I learned to look at the meaning of freedom with entirely new eyes. This became an inspiration for many of the lyrics on my first studio album.

Because of the lockdown, I had a lot of time to think, and a lot of time to write. And so, I suddenly found myself having finished writing a lot of songs, and ready to start recording a studio album!

By now, that studio album has become a reality! On the 14th of February, 'Hummingbird' will be released. I'm so grateful for the amazing team that helped me put this album together. Janos Koolen, producer and multi-instrumentalist, really helped me bring these songs to life. Arthur Bont (drummer & percussionist), Lucas Beukers (Bass) and Joost van Es (violin) have done such a good job in capturing the feelings of the songs with their instruments. I feel so lucky to be able to work with them! I'm really proud of what we've put together, and I hope I'll be able to work with them a lot longer and more often!

Liefs

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