Claudia Nygaard’s affable connection with an audience has led reviewers to describe her as “Will Rogers without the Rope”. A former Nashville music row staff songwriter, she is a born storyteller with a quick wit, and a fearless emotional vulnerability. She is a winner of the coveted Kerrville Folk Festival "New Folk" Songwriting Competition, and has also been chosen an emerging artist at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her new CD “Let The Storm Roll In” has been in rotation at WUMB, and has debuted at #13 on the Folk DJs chart. It is currently climbing the Americana charts as well, andwent to #1 on the Roots Music Country chart.