508: Getting to the Soul of Being an OUT, Asian, American, Lesbian Singer – Elisa Nicolas

This is not where you anticipate being but yet here you are. Ever had one of those moments? Maybe when you finally decided to come out? Or, maybe it was when you took that next big career move, or wrote that song you thought would never hit the airwaves? Regardless of where you are, here you are. Elisa Nicolas – singer, songwriter, and proud member of the LGBTQ community – shares her story, her craft and her truth about being “here you are!”

About Elisa

Elisa Nicolas is a Canadian-born, Ohio-based Asian-American songwriter. Nicolas has been observing, experimenting, and translating the human experience into song for almost three decades. Respected as a multi-instrumentalist, solo artist, singer and songwriter, Nicolas has been writing and recording across numerous styles including rock, jazz, country, pop, and R&B.

Nicolas has been described as having a “wryly eloquent self-awareness” – 614 Magazine.

“Nicolas swings with the Jazz power of Rickie Lee Jones, sways with the Pop chops of Aimee Mann and spits with the authority of Chrissie Hynde, sometimes all within the same song.” –Cincinnati CityBeat.

“A smoky voice guides a gorgeous album of low-key — but definitely not low-wattage — jazz, blues and pop.” – The Columbus Dispatch.

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