Naomi Westwater (she/they) is a queer, Black-multiracial singer-songwriter from Massachusetts. Their work combines music and music production with creative writing, visual art, intuition, and spirituality. Like a rose with many petals, Naomi’s music is layered, striking, and tender, and she weaves in and out of Americana music, flirting with jazz, soul, folk, and electropop.
Naomi’s 2021 EP Feelings was featured in Under The Radar, WBUR, Vanyaland, WGBH, Allston Pudding, and The Bluegrass Situation, and her cover of “Strange Fruit” raised over $1,000 for the Equal Justice Initiative. She has performed at CD Baby’s EU DIY Musician Conference (Spain), Camp.Fire Festival at Club Passim (MA), September Nights at The Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Crooked Coast’s Coast Fest (MA), Radio Bean (VT), Bust Out Boston at Brighton Music Hall (MA), ONCE Somerville (MA), An Informal Night of Comedy with Eugene Mirman (MA), The Burren (MA), and more.
Naomi holds a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance and Production from Berklee College of Music. She was nominated for a 2021 Boston Music Award for best singer-songwriter, she is a 2020 617Sessions Artist, a 2020 Boston Opportunity Fund recipient, a 2019 Club Passim Iguana Music Fund grant recipient, and a 2019 Berklee College of Music Post Master’s Graduate Fellow.
In addition to making music, Naomi is on faculty at Club Passim and Not Sorry Productions teaching songwriting, English, and spirituality, and they lead the Boston chapter of Beats by Girlz. More info @naomiwestwater and www.naomiwestwater.com.