About Camela Widad

A voice that takes you back to golden days of Nashville singers. Sweet Americana Folk songwriting with heart, soul, and her voice...that voice... it hits you like warm honey and fire: a little bit saintly, a little bit rock-n-roll.


In today's musical landscape where there's lots of "perfect", Widad brings an emotion and raw energy to the music. Real. Honest. Warm. She's not dumbing it down. Her songwriting treads in deep territory: striking, vulnerable, old truths, exposing life and secrets of the heart, but wrapped up in a sweetness that softens the sting. 

After honing her talent on stages paying rock, pop, solo folk and with big bands, Widad came back to her roots with "Warriors of Love" stripping back the sound: acoustic guitar, upright bass, laid back drums, her voice telling you the story. It was received with critical claim. "It’s all here like little diamonds – and not a piece of coal among them." - No Depression

A 2015 Emerging Artist for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Camela has opened for artists such as America, Chuck Prophet, David Lindley, Willy Porter, Della Mae and played the Birchmere Music Hall, Club Passim, The Tin Angel among festivals, house concerts, dive bars, and the occasional rest stop when a new song hits. She has been a faculty Artist at Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina during Contemporary Folk Week teaching contemporary voice. 

She is currently in pre-production for her new album, some of the best songwriting to date. We hope you'll be a part of this music family - mailing list sign up below. 

"Camela explores a more Nashville musical seam here with her beautiful acoustic guitar and humming introduction in “Raging Water.” This is a classic song waiting to be hatched. “Nothing like miles of interstate to make me feel so alone…” how many of us have ever felt that?" - No Depression

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