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Nervous But Excited


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Pleasantly Aggressive Folk Duo Nervous but Excited (Kate Peterson & Sarah Cleaver) is two songwriters, two singers, three guitars, a mandolin, a violin, a few harmonicas, a barrel of harmony, some vaguely choreographed dancing and a lot of laughter. Their original repertoire ranges in topic from smart, introspective narratives to the tactfully political… and they still dabble a bit in the love/non-love variety every now and then.

They’ve been touring semi-nationally for over two years and have played with many established artists such as Catie Curtis, Melissa Ferrick, Toshi Reagon, Utah Phillips, The Butchies, Alix Olson, Bitch, Girlyman, Pamela Means and Ember Swift.

Since 2004, they have released two full length albums and 3 EPs.

About their 2008 Live album “{home}spun” :::

“…If Cleaver’s voice is a shiny beam, Peterson’s is a blue spotlight, all warmth and atmosphere, and the blend of the two has become an NBE success story… the spark of their vocal interplay - sometimes harmonizing, sometimes bouncing against each other in gleeful contrariness - lights up the CD.” -Lansing State Journal

About their 2006 studio album, “Once More… With Feeling” :::

“…how I feel about the whole thing - so real. This music comes from such an honest, beautiful place. Their voices sound beautiful together and the production is great - sparse and lush at the same time. I love how their voices can be soft yet retain their strength. Just beautiful. ” - Natalia Zukerman, Singer Songwriter


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  • Bayou16

    how come I didn't know them before!!

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • idiotintraining

    wow this is some pretty good stuff!

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • dloosbrock

    HELL YEAH! I love these ladies... they get better and better with each new release. Anchors is like buttah!

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • maxairborne

    These two are seriously talented. I can't wait til they make it to the west coast!

    16 Jun 2008 Reply

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