Rhythm of Love

Narissa Bond

Acoustic Original Americana, Blues, Jazz with a touch of Country

You can hear her idols in her music, from Joni Mitchell’s finely crafted songs and from Tracy Chapman, a sharp rhythmic and melodic sense, but Narissa is her own woman. Her mother urged her to tell family stories. Narissa took that to heart -- “When I write, those voices come to me.” And it’s a clear voice, like the one in “Road to Berea,” about her great-grandfather James, born into slavery, who walked 75 miles to Berea, Kentucky, where he attended college as a free man; his mother gave him a cow to pay for the tuition. “Wishbone,” is an uplifting song about the power of dreams told through the story of her mother’s father -- a beekeeper, carpenter, and farmer: "You can put your dreams upon the shelf, Hold them close to your heart and tell nobody else, Or break the wishbones you’ve been saving, And let your dreams fly free..."
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A Free Spirit Can't Run Fast In High Heels

Narissa Bond

Narissa Bond's very first recording! Acoustic folk, pop, blues, and the voice of this young musical talent at the beginning of her song craft. Highlights include: "Waitress", "A Free Spirit Can't Run Fast In High Heels", "What Does Love Mean", and "Maybe"

My very FIRST full length recording is now available for download! Recorded in 1996, with the help of many good friends and fans. THANK YOU to JD Doyle and his radio program "Queer Music Heritage", for reconnecting me with this music. Special THANKS goes out to my late friends and songwriters Beth Scalet, who's harmonica performance appears on the title song, and Jeanne Jasperse, who sings background on "Waitress". I truly miss you ladies. A special THANK YOU goes out to songwriter Kathryn Lorenzen, who sings background vocals on "Just Enough to Get By", and donated studio time to the project, along with Beth Scalet. THANK YOU to Shay and many others, for pushing me to start this project, and Rose Jones for giving me the "Free Spirit" title. Last but not least, I would like to thank Connie for providing me with inspiration for many of these songs. © 1996 Narissa Bond Music BMI. All rights reserved. Recorded at Chapman Studios, 228 West 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 & Modern Music Studios, 201 East Logan, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.

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Three Words

Narissa Bond

Contemporary folk, cool jazz with a twist of blues. Highlights include "Play", "I Live Here Too", "Play" "Journey of Light" and "Three Words"

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Between Two Rivers

Narissa Bond

Contemporary folk and blues with a spiritual-pop-sense. Highlights include "The River", "Ask", "Save Me", "Church of Souls"

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Knocking At The Doorway To My Soul

Narissa Bond

Contemporary Folk, warm soprano vocals, outstanding songwriting culminate in this recording from Narissa Bond. Highlights include, "Celia", Knocking at the Doorway to my Soul", "Waitress" and "House on a Hill"

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"I Live Here Too" Music Video