Steve and Kristi Nebel – Bio

Steve and Kristi Nebel (pron. knee bull) developed their art in twenty years of touring folk clubs, concerts and festivals. In late 2016 they returned from a successful tour of England and Scotland, wherein Steve’s songs have earned a loyal following. Each is an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist, having played many styles of music over their years of experience. Kristi plays bass guitar, and Steve plays guitar, complementing their vocal harmonies. 2017 will herald their second cross-country performing tour to Kansas City.

Steve’s songs have long been spotted for their outstanding evocations of social consciousness, nature themes, and portrayals of what’s commonly-called the “99 percent”. One of his first songs, “River Rising”, was performed in the finals of the Wrangler Jeans Songwriting Contest at Seattle Center when Steve and Kristi became local finalists. Their album “Raven Speaks” was picked to be among the top ten albums of the year 2010 by Bob Sherman for his award-winning radio show, “Woody’s Children” of WFUV, New York. It is a commentary on global climate change using the raven of Native American mythology as a main character in some of the songs. Bob Sherman says of it: “I think some of the songs are really quite extraordinary.”

They have recorded ten CDs, with widespread folk radio airplay. They’re well known in the UK where they have done nine tours playing festivals and folk clubs. They played the Fylde Folk Festival twice, BAAFest twice, the Moor and Coast Festival in Whitby, Captain Cook Festival in Middlesborough and more. They’re also invited back to perform yearly at such local Washington state festivals as the Applesqueeze Festival in Steilacoom, and the Maritime Festival in Tacoma. They sometimes work with a third musician as the Americana trio, Cosmo’s Dream with whom they’ve toured the Midwest and the UK. They currently reside in Tacoma, WA.

Kristi recorded a solo western swing and Americana in CD in 2011. In 2014 one of the songs from the CD was nominated for song of the year by the Academy of Western Artists, and member DJ’S voted her among the top five female performers of the year. Her band, “Cowgirl’s Dream” has just finished recording its’ first CD.

‘ “Angels of the Road’ has held me captive since I first heard it. . . the intensity of this song sung live puts it over the top. “It’s only faith, something that you know. When the world has given up on you there’s a place where you can go…” Kristi’s beautiful voice is powerful on this haunting poem.” J.W. McClure, Victory Review

“there’s something in each of you that has the ability to connect beyond the words and music. You are a gift…that I am so grateful to receive.” — Linda Frank

Contact Kristi Nebel at (253)573-1504, or kristi.steve.nebel@gmail.com. You can write to them at: P.O. Box 5764, Tacoma, WA 98415-0764.