Indie roots artist Nellen Dryden writes songs influenced by her R&B, folk, gospel and country music upbringing. Frequently backed by collaborator and pedal steel/guitar player, Jules Belmont, together they bring a cosmic, soulful sound to their listener's ear. A native of the greater New York City, she now makes home in Nashville, Tennessee.
" While Dryden has always had a scorching voice, with this collection Dryden more than proves herself as a songwriter." - The Bedrock Beat
"Little Stray Heart is an exceptional album. Dryden puts just the right amount of emotion in these songs and knows when levity is needed...as the album progresses she continues to inject just enough diversity into each song." - No More Division/Ted Rogan
"Dryden has released a passionate debut album... a nice mix of tempos and moods. We have some upbeat, country songs that feel like a throwback to early days, some that veer a little more into Americana, and some beautiful, soft heartbreakers... her vibe feels like she’s comfortable on the porch of a cabin up in the Appalachian Mountains. The music feels pure and honest, as if it’s a part of those country mountains and Nellen is sharing the story."- Sound Waves Review
"...an alt-country earworm.."- Middle Tennessee Music
Little Stray Heart will also be used in the upcoming feature-indie film, " My Cricket in Me."
The song "Heart Moves" is used in the trailer below! The film also features Willie Nelson.
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