She’s all the way from Amsterdam
Come to America
Guitar in hand
And she sang
How she sang
She packs a dream and she sets sail
Singing like a nightingale
She lands in New York town
And every monday you’d find her down at Mona’s picking tunes
By the light of the supermoon
by Jan Bell
ADVENTUROUS NASHVILLE GIRL FROM AMSTERDAM
This adventurous Nashville girl from Amsterdam pushes the genre's boundaries in unexpected ways. Of course Pieternel plays the guitar, but she gives the sound from Music City her own twist and makes it bespoke. Expect songs full of acoustic intimacy and positive vibes about growth, her loved ones, and big adventures.
Because yes, what a big adventure the making of her new album in Nashville and New York City was! While staying in these two cities, she discovered her love for folk and country, combined with a pinch of pop, was here to stay. Her vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of names like First Aid Kit, Douwe Bob, Bonnie Raitt, Lucius and Chris Stapleton.
The Amsterdam-based performing artist began playing her own songs as a student at the Conservatorium and the Academy of Theatre and Dance. Pieternel became musically trained and developed her musical confidence on stage. Celebrating music in every way, she tried musical theater, bossanova and even flamenco. Before making the album, she toured with her own music theater production in the Netherlands.
Pieternel's but album "Roosevelt Island's released october 2018 as a follow of EP All Night Cafe. Helge Slikker and Femke Weidema were asked to produce this transatlantic album with songs full of acoustic intimacy, positive vibes and dreamy guitar atmospherics.