Artist of the Month - January, 2021


Featured image by Alex Parker

Daniel Sahad, Gustavo Hernandez and Ian Green (l-r) – three of the members of Nané in Leander, TX on Jan. 22, 2021. (Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX Music)

We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on Nané since their debut single “Always On My Mind” earned a heavy rotation spot on our airwaves late last Fall (and deservedly so). The group was born on the UT campus back in 2016 when singer Daniel Sahad first linked up with guitarist Ian Green, and soon Nané was having no problems selling out venues like Stay Gold, mesmerizing thousand-person crowds, and opening for Black Pumas and Bob Schneider.

Now with the added firepower of bass player Scott McIntyre, keyboardist JaRon Marshall, and drummer Brady Knippa, plus a self-titled debut album produced by Grammy-winner John Speice IV and engineered by Adrian Quesada of the Black Pumas, Nané is poised to claim those major headlining spots for themselves when venues reopen.

Get a feel for Nané’s relentless energy and groovy R&B infused indie rock with their recent submission to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest and the music video for their excellent debut single “Always On My Mind.”