what people are saying:
"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."
"While Dryden has always had a scorching voice, with this collection Dryden more than proves herself as a songwriter."
"When Jules Belmont's translucent dreamy pedal steel notes float in at the beginning of Funny Feelings you are instantly floating along and then when Nellen Dryden's earthy heartfelt vocals slide in the seduction is complete. It feels like a midnight slow dance, maybe a heartbroken one."
"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."