Claudia Nygaard’s amber honey voice would be reason enough to catch her show, but she is also a quick-witted and captivating storyteller who writes emotionally fearless songs that are heartfelt, humorous, scrappy and sensual—as are the stories she tells in between them.  Her songs have won her numerous awards, including both the Kerrville Folk Festival and Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Competitions.  She has also worked as a staff songwriter on the famed Music Row in Nashville, where she now calls home.  Nygaard is about to release her new CD “Lucky Girl” in July.  Produced by Grammy-nominated Neilson Hubbard, the new recording is already gathering rave reviews. Her Houston show is set for Thursday, June 27, at the cozy and famous Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant venue at 2007 Grant St., Houston 77006.  Cover is $10.00; doors open 7:30, show at 8:00 PM. No credit cards; bring cash!

Anderson Fair is one of the oldest folk and acoustic music venues in continuous operation in the United States. Its location in the Montrose area of Houston and deep history as an incubator of musical talent for early folk and current Americana music makes it most culturally significant.  The venue and its Thursday Songwriter nights are one of a kind.