Singer-songwriter Nancy Northrup has been greatly influenced through the years by her country, gospel, and folk roots in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Her Kentucky relatives were on the gospel circuit throughout the south as founders of The Edmonton Quartet. Nancy spent each summer traveling with them as they sang at gospel music events throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. They would pull a very young, wide-eyed little girl onto the stage in front of thousands of people to sing some old time gospel...and that little girl's life was changed forever. Nancy is also related to the founding members of the down-home southern rockabilly group, The Kentucky Headhunters. Nancy knew from an early age that music was her passion and thanks her Kentucky cousins for being the musical inspiration in her life, along with her grandmother who was blind and a prolific pianist. She is also inspired by Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Judy Collins, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nancy is active in the Bay Area and Sacramento music scene, performing at local establishments, as well as festivals.
She has performed solo, as well as with the group, Nancy and The Neighbors. Nancy is currently working on her upcoming CD, which will include some long-awaited original material, along with old gospel tunes. Nancy's CD's "Slack In The Chain" and "Only Time Will Tell" are available on I-Tunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Nancy is excited about the future and is grateful for every opportunity to touch the hearts of others through her music/lyrics. Nancy is extremely proud of her newest CD produced by the legendary, John Beland, Whose credits include over 50 years in the music business working with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Ricky Nelson, Waylong Jennings, just to name a few. Nancy's newest CD "Higher Mountain" is receiving rave reviews. You can obtain "Higher Mountain" via: I-Tunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify and others.
Nancy has a busy touring schedule and will also be returning to the Gram Parson's Guitar Pull in Waycross, Ga. in September.