Nicole Atkins – the Nashville-by-way-of-Asbury Park musician, songwriter and performer, and fearless and frank style queen – has announced a run of west coast shows with her band. These five select club shows will follow appearances at SXSW 2020, which will be announced soon. Expect Atkins and her live band – Danny Banks (Drums), Stephen Warwick (Guitar), Clint Chandler (Keys) and Spencer Duncan (Bass) – to play brand new songs on this run, which kicks off in LA on April 16th and travels up the coast before ending in Denver on April 24th. More dates will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th. Full dates below and here: http://www.nicoleatkins.com/
This Spring trip along the west coast is the latest tour from the experienced performer, who started her live career playing in pick-up bands and coffeehouses around New Jersey after teaching herself how to play guitar. The Austin Chronicle singled out a recent lively set by Atkins with her band at Austin City Limits: “Augmenting her five-person band with a horn section borrowed from locals Mingo Fishtrap, the singer-songwriter rode the line between soul and rock on ‘Brokedown Luck,’ exhibiting the same finesse as Johnny Lyons himself … from then on, she alternated between rocking R&B and her album’s other predominant style, a lush hybrid of Roy Orbison’s lovelorn drama, Dusty Springfield’s cool soul, and Charlie Rich’s late-night balladry.”
Atkins has toured throughout the US and Europe, both headlining and also touring with The Black Keys, Mavis Staples, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Primal Scream, Chris Isaak, JD McPherson, the Avett Brothers, Spoon, The Wood Brothers, Lake Street Drive and more.
Watch the music video for Atkins’ “A Little Crazy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wowvsg0jUKs&feature=youtu.be
Stay tuned for details on new music coming soon from Atkins. Named Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Artists to Watch” for her now-classic debut, Neptune City, Atkins has since appeared on numerous late-night TV shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and Later … with Jools Holland. Praise for her most recent album, 2017’s Goodnight Rhonda Lee (produced by Leon Bridges-associated Niles City Sound with additional mixing from Alabama Shakes’ Ben Tanner) came from Rolling Stone (“Atkins’ breadth on the album – both vocally and musically – is astounding”), NPR (“All the more riveting for her resistance to being buttoned-up”), American Songwriter (“One of 2017’s finest works,” 4-stars) and more. In addition to writing, recording, and playing music, Atkins also is an art school graduate who specialized in wildlife illustration and is an active painter; you can find her paintings on her Instagram and here: https://nicole-atkins.myshopify.com/
Nicole Atkins West Coast Tour Dates:
4/16 – The Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
4/17 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
4/20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
4/21 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
4/24 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO