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Celebration States

by Bob Nanna

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Come Home 03:56
In Reverse 03:06
Preouccupied 03:16
Denouement 02:14


Chicago indie songwriter Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City On Film, Lifted Bells) delivers Celebration States, a highly personal work chronicling a major life shift for the seasoned musician.

His first proper full length under his own name, States is a full, all-acoustic album recorded entirely on September 7, 2019, the day that would’ve been Nanna’s wedding anniversary. Simple and exposed, the recordings place his distinct, honeyed vocals on full display while lyrically navigating the personal process of coping with this certain type of loss.

Of the 10-song set, Nanna says it “documents the highs and lows of a one year-long story. It’s autobiographical and I purposely awaited a positive resolution before I decided to complete the project.”

Celebration States takes the listener on a confessional ride of emotional hardships and self-exploration followed by the eventual enlightenment of inner healing. Equally heartbreaking as uplifting, we invite you on this journey of re-discovery.


released July 10, 2020

Celebration States was recorded on September 7, 2019 at Type 1 Recording in Chicago, IL with Matt Jordan.

Photos by Katie Hovland.

Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio; Cornwall, NY

Layout and Design by Michael Waksman

All songs written by Bob Nanna, ©2020 Kissed Like This Music SESAC.

Thank you Lauren, Matt, Susie, Keith, Katie, and Ashley.
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