Shara Nova Records As My Brightest Diamond And Her Latest Album “A Million and One” Was Inspired by The Motor City

Shara Nova is a classically trained vocalist with classical, rock, electronic and chamber music influences and for her latest album she draws from artists in Detroit including The White Stripes, Patti Smith, Anita Baker and Smokey Robinson

Shara Nova talks with Essential Music Host, Ann Delisi, about living in Detroit, the challenges of re-creating her recorded songs on stage and the mystery of how some songs take repeated revisions while others are created in minutes. She also sheds light on the writing process for some of the songs from “A Million and One”. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.