SERENADE - digital album (2014) Recorded at Chaos Recorders, Escondido CA. "An intimate, acoustic album, showcasing several of my most requested songs as well as new originals. Serenade was recorded live, in the living room studio of a cozy Craftsman-era home for a sound that literally makes you feel you are in the room with us. Adding to the soulfulness of this sound is guitarist Adrian Demain (Lee Rocker, Brawley), David J. Carpenter (John Doe, Grant Lee-Philips) and Frank Lee Drennen (Loam, Dead Rock West.) It is real, honest, and a little rough around the edges...me, serenading you..."
FOR THE SENDER - book w/cd, audio book & digital album (2012) Album produced and book written by Alex Woodard. Eight songwriters gathered to collaborate and write songs based on letters of personal tradedy and hope that Alex had received. Nena cowrote the track "Hush" with Alex Woodard and sings on several other tracks. Other artists on the compilation are Jon Foreman, Jack Tempchin, Sara & Sean Watkins, Jordin Pundik and Molly Jenson.
AVERY SMILE - digital single (2013) A demo track, released as a fundraiser for Avery Hanel, a two-year old stem-cell treatment (cancer) patient.
WIN YOUR HEART - digital EP (2013) This digital only EP includes a jazz track, "Say You'll Be Mine" previously only released in Europe. It features pianist Danny Green. It also includes a studio version of "Kiss You Goodnight" recorded at Lost Ark Studio, as well as a live version of "Win Your Heart" recorded at the Belly Up Tavern.
BEYOND THE LIGHTS - cd & digital album (2011) 2012 San Diego Music Award Nominate Album in two catagories: Best Americana Album and Best Jazz Album.
Named BEST ALBUM 2011 by SD RockNRoll : "A complete, well-rounded ear full of Americana music that features the sultry, understated vocals and songwriting ability of Nena Anderson. Anderson uses her soulful approach to pull you into her world of lost love laments with delightful ease. The songs are so well crafted, and with the help of her solid backing band, make up a gorgeous collection of material. It’s a record that I seem to keep going back to over the course of last year and I am sure, because of its depth and staying power, I will be spinning it for years to come."
JAZZ COMPILATIONS - europe, asia and beyond (2007-2012) I recorded a few jazz tunes that ended up around the globe on these jazz compilations alongside artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jamie Cullum, Cesaria Evora and more.