She has won numerous awards and considers herself a folk artist who sometimes writes songs in different genres such as jazz, pop and sometimes country.
According to Bond, guitar is the first instrument she learned at age 7. Some of her influences include Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta, and Nina Simone. Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, and Joan Armatrading also influence her music.
Through song, she hopes to raise visibility for those less fortunate, “the most important way to make a difference is to get the information out. As a writer/musician I can bring awareness with my songs.”
She is an avid reader and been inspired by books such as Celia, A Slave. Her song “I Live Here Too” is also about civil rights.
Three Words is her latest CD and she already has a few songs in the works for her next.
Narissa Bond performs at the Gay Community Center of Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Avenue on Saturday, April 30. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Diversity Thrift, DT2, and GayRichmond.com.
Artist, photographer, life enthusiast, mom and grandmom - Sylvia's grandkids are her partners in crime. Together, they love traveling and exploring off the beaten path. Find Sylvia's art at http://artographybysylvia.com