Narissa Bond, singer-songwriter-guitarist
Many of Narissa Bond's original songs are story songs about the history of her family. One of these songs is about my great-great grandfather who was born a slave and was emancipated at age three. At 17 he went to Berea College paying his tuition with a cow given to him by her great, great, great grandmother. The song is called "The Road to Berea".
Narissa has won numerous songwriting awards including first place in the Oak Valley Bluegrass Music Festival Songwriting Contest for her song “Celia,” a true story about a young slave girl. Some the issues she has volunteered her time and music to are Virginian's Against Domestic Violence, Marriage Equality in regard to the LGBT community, Fair Housing for Hampton Roads, VA and HIV/Aids prevention and awareness.
Pati Kele presents