Claudia Nygaard and Redd Volkaert will play a fine concert on Saturday, May 17th, at 7:00 PM.
"Stunning! The whole disc is a sheer delight... this is exceptionally good." - FIVE out of five stars! - Maverick Magazine
“Claudia Nygaard’s music invitingly straddles the fence between country and folk with a band sound that is decidedly unplugged and artfully laid-back in support of her sensually lyrical alto. And then, there’s the matter of her songs-- that rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson in their plainspoken, memoir-like quality, rich with personalized images and a resonant point-of-view.” - Gary Von Tersch, Sing Out Magazine.
"The immigration saga that accompanies “Big Country” and the naiveté of youth recalled in “J.C.” are relayed from both a tender and touching perspective. Yet Nygaard’s also got a scrappy side to her as well. Her sympathetic homage to Miss Kitty of TV’s “Gunsmoke” fame is absolutely hilarious and her plea to a reticent lover in the song simply titled “Say It” conveys both desperation and desire without resorting to self-pity. Nygaard is a knowing soul and Let The Storm Roll In offers a torrent of wisdom and reflection." - Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
“Nothing short of amazing… Comprised of a dozen equally excellent tunes, “Let The Storm Roll In” reveals Nygaard to be one of Americana music’s hidden gems.” - Jeffrey Sisk, In Tune, The Daily News
"Self-produced, with hand-selected songs from her vast catalog, Nygaard may have quite accidentally created and released one of the finest singer/songwriter/storyteller collections in recent memory. " - Wildy Haskell, Wildy's World
"In her throw-back-to-the-50s, rich-toned alto, the artist tells story after honest story, making listeners chuckle, choke back tears, and sometimes just nod their heads while her well-crafted pieces wash over them.” - Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville
"Claudia has a talent for finding in a simple phrase the most excellent songs, where anyone else might hear nothing. I am continually amazed by the emotions she can evoke; heart wrenching (I cry every time), to a social statement which could be a call to action or at least some inner searching, to sexy and funny that leaves everyone int he room delightfully, joyfully heated. Always delighted to have her at Kerville". - Dalis Allen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX
"I have been hosting concerts for 40 years and house concerts for the last twelve. I would have to say that Claudia Nygaard's house concert was one of the most personal and engaging of the audience that I have ever seen. She had them from the get-go to the encore. Her strength is in her conviction to the empathy her songs convey, and it shows." - Paul Barker, Barker House Concerts, Austin, TX
"Claudia was a smash hit with our audience. Her songs, her stories, her charming wit, and her engaging personality combined to provide all of us with a wonderful evening of entertainment. We are definitely looking forward to her return to our stage in the not-too-distant future." - Kelson Slayman "Folk at the Cannery" House Concerts, Dataw Island, SC
"Claudia is down to earth, fun, and a little bit mischievous... just like her music." - Cheryl Kagan, Folk 'N Great Music, Rockville, MD