Nakia Reynoso, known professionally as Nakia, is an Austin based singer-songwriter who grew up in Alabama. His Austin and Alabama heritage can be heard in the soulful, bluesy grit of his voice. Early in Nakia’s career as a singer, Austinite Miles Zuniga (Fastball), scooped him up to join his side project, The Small Stars, a rock ‘n’ roll lounge act. Nakia went on to form his own band, Southern Cousins, who later shared stages with Willie Nelson and BB King and played Austin City Limits. In 2011 Nakia was on NBC’s television series, The Voice and ended up in 7th place with coach CeeLo Green. Fans loved Nakia for his larger-than-life vocal performances, and appreciated his openness about struggling as a gay man growing up in the south and battles with addiction. Nakia has recently announced a January residency at The Belmont and will be playing three live shows during his stay January 15, 22, and 29.
Check out Nakia’s live performance in Studio 1A right HERE!