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"Lucky Girl" rose to #5 on the Folk Chart, and "Making A Scene" Magazine chose it as one of the top albums of the year! The title cut  was the winning song at the 2018 Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Competition, and also rose to #3 on the song chart.  



“Powerful and honest... An impressive set from a master musician." Maverick Magazine


 "Any one of these songs could emerge as a
country standard.”   Goldmine


“Nygaard is fearless. She often says 

in song what many of us would be reluctant to admit in conversation.“  Country Standard Time

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#1 on the Cashbox Roots/Country Chart and #8 on the Folk Chart, this album contains "J.C." and "Georgia Boy" the two winning songs from the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition.


"Stunning!  The whole disc is a sheer delight... this is exceptionally good."  FIVE out of five stars! Maverick Magazine

"Songs that rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson in their plainspoken, memoir-like quality, rich with personalized images and a resonant point-of-view.”  Gary Von Tersch, Sing Out Magazine 


"One of the finest singer/songwriter/storyteller collections in recent memory... 'His Left Side' is utterly brilliant." -- Wildy Haskell, Wildy's World

“Nothing short of amazing… Comprised of a dozen equally excellent tunes, “Let The Storm Roll In” reveals Nygaard to be one of Americana music’s hidden gems.”  Jeffrey Sisk, In Tune, The Daily News

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Chosen one of the top 12 albums of the year by Country Music Roundup Magazine, in the UK.  This album rose to #4 on the European Media Services chart and was the #1 Song Of The Summer by the Country Roads Radio Show in Marseilles, France.  The album was not  released in the United States.


"A woman with a refreshing and  articulate point of view that she uses to the maximum in both her writing and stage presentation... I have the greatest respect for this first album from Claudia Nygaard."  Brian Ahern , Country Music & More


"What comes over is a refreshing individuality that unfortunately is not to be found on today's charts."  Richard Kirk, Country Music Roundup

“There’s plenty of power and resonance in her delivery.  Liked the forceful production, too...“--Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine, Nashville, TN

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Making this album was a lovely stroll down memory lane, but it also felt like an episode of “Survivor”.  The grim reaper has nabbed two of my former partners, which was a big part of why I wanted to put this CD together. 


The duets with Tom Dundee were recorded live at Murphy’s Saloon in Elk Grove, CA on May 15th 1994. It was Tom’s birthday, and I ate more of his birthday cake than he did, and matched him beer for beer as well. My late father was in the audience that night, and he was the “Big Jim” Tom talks to during “Peg Leg Johnson”. Tom passed away April 18th, 2006.


When Chuck McCabe and I were first together back in my early 20s, we performed in a bar called the “Woodshed” on Cape Cod, MA during the summer. “The Coo Coo Bird” was recorded there, by Paul Cass. “Tom the Harp” can be heard on this song playing bass and singing back ground vocals. The other duets with Chuck  were recorded on August 6th, 2002 during a reunion show at Espresso Gardens in Campbell, CA. That show included my dear friend Chris Ramey who was a hero of the San Franciso folk scene back in the 60s & 70s.

it was the last time I would sing with either of them. Chuck passed away July 23rd, 2010.


Jimmy Maddox lives in Bloomingdale, Georgia and performs for Holland America cruise lines. The duets with Jimmy were studio recordings we made in my home studio around 2004.  He is both the keyboard player and male vocalist on these tracks.



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Get the new "Lucky Girl" CD, plus the award winning songs on "Let The Storm Roll In", and both the European release "Somewhere Else To Go" and the fun live album "Kiss & Tell" of cover songs featuring Claudia's ex-boyfriends; all for only $40!




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