A songwriter wading through the plains, Nalani Proctor breaths in the winds of the Midwest, and exhales the songs of her multicultural lineage. Hapa Haole by birth, Nalani never quite fit in with the crowd in Iowa, nor Hawaii. Finding solace in music, she writes out the pains of growing up, over and over again. Her most recent full album release, “Nothing", is a labor of love, with the past 5 years writing songs to celebrate poignant milestones and defuse devastating heartbreaks. Proctor evokes the emotions of the lyrics by her voice, often layering her own to create upbeat surf rock sounds in tracks like "Writer's Block" and "Cogwork", or unbearably sad and languid characters against sparse instrumentation in "The Fool" and “Lonely". Daily Gate City’s Goldie Franklin boasted “‘Nothing’ is actually EVERYTHING.” Not long after the full length album, Nalani released a 3 song covers ep of Joan Baez’ tunes called “They Say I Look and Sound Like Joan Baez, but Do I Really?”, referencing a local music store clerk always referring to the artist as Baez. Find Nalani’s music at www.nalaniproctor.com, along with tour dates and personal blogs about the road.