Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers



Upon hearing the unique and refreshing sound of Nicki Bluhm, it becomes immediately
clear why she is in the midst of a breakout year. Nicki has filled a void in
music with her brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul -- music that's
like an enchanting friend you've known for a short while but feels like you've
known forever.

Nicki's story began at a New Year's Eve party when she sang an impromptu blues song
that caught the attention of musician/producer Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips).
With Tim's encouragement Nicki began to write songs and perform in public, and
soon was earning fans of her own. They went on to record Nicki's debut album,
Toby's Song (2008), which appeared on Jambase's top ten albums of the year.
Nicki and Tim were married shortly after and formed her band with childhood
friend and guitar player, Deren Ney. The band continued to grow with the
addition of Steve Adams on bass (ALO), Dave Mulligan on rhythm guitar and
drummer Mike Curry. Nicki has since shared the stage with Chris Robinson, Susan
Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene,
Pegi Young, Josh Ritter, and many others.
Her sophomore album, Driftwood (2011), shows
an impressive expansion of Nicki's natural talent and is well into its second
pressing. The sounds range from the AM magic of Linda Ronstadt to the charming
duets of Johnny and June Cash to smokey Memphis soul. Since Driftwood's release,
Nicki has become the "It Girl" of the San Francisco music scene --
performing with her band, "The Gramblers"; as a duo with her husband
Tim; and as a guest artist with an array of revered peformers. Her warm, strong
voice and striking presence have undeniable appeal, confirmed by her
sensational performances and rousing reception from music lovers at every show.

Sounds like: Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield