An urban girl with a Southern heart and Eastern roots, Nita’s earthy, soothing voice and poetic songs will remind audiences of Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos and early Norah Jones.
Born in Mississipi and raised just outside of Washington, DC, Nita began her musical journey at the age of 3, singing Hindi songs with her parents and older sister. After years of classical piano training and acoustic guitar, her first teenage heartbreak inspired her to begin songwriting. In 2007 she started off small, performing at the local Borders bookstore in her hometown (Germantown, MD).
Since then, Nita's gyspy spirit has taken her to many venues around the country and the world such as venues in D.C. (The Lincoln Theatre, Rock and Roll Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe), New York City (National Underground, The Living Room), Los Angeles (Room Five, The Fox and Hounds) , and even international venues like Ronnie Scott's in London, UK.
With a few albums under her belt ("Fall Again EP" in 2009 and "Grace" in 2013), Nita latest single, "The Way", speaks to the challenges of growing up as a 2nd generation Indian-American. Like so many 1st generation immigrants, her parents moved to the U.S. in the late 70s, seeking a better quality of life for themselves. "The Way" captures the honor she has for her parents/ancestors and the life they've given her, yet a desire to go beyond their limitations.