Nancy Cassidy's songwriting began at an early age, and she draws on her memories of growing up on a dairy farm in the San Joaquin Valley, CA, with 6 brothers and sisters for entertainment and the Merced River nearby for summer swimming and reflection. Early influences included her mother's 78's of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday and Elvis Presley on the radio. Nancy's life experiences are evident in the lyrics of her original songs which capture the moods of all types of weather: spirited and feisty, reflective and romantic. Her melodic and soulful voice is described as a blend of Tracy Chapman and Joan Baez. Her Night Skies CD reflects on the journey of livin', lovin' and laughin'. Ken Whiteley was the producer.