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Nicole's New CD "Split Second" Press Release

Award-winning vocalist Nicole Hart’s forthcoming CD, “Split Second,” continues the musical journey commenced on her inaugural Blues Leaf Records release, “Treasure” (15 Weeks on the Roots Music Report “Blues Weekly Charts”; debuting at #14 On the Living Blues Charts; # 3 BB King’s Bluesville, Sirius Satellite Radio). Delving deeply into her soulful heart with the Texas swing of “12 Bar Blues” to the flirtatious “Can’t Let You Go”; from the growling Memphis Slim classic “Clap Your Hands” to the R&B chestnut, ”What Will Later On Be Like?” Hart shows her diversity, enticing & challenging the listener to follow along the path of her many musical influences. Renowned for her mesmerizing, riveting and sensual live shows, “Split Second” is Nicole Hart’s finest CD yet.

“The stage caught fire in 8 seconds flat with the roars, whispers, shouts, and celestial movements of Ms. Hart’s voice. She is truly one of the best ladies of the Blues.” ~ Charlotte Blues Society

“Imagine that classic band fronted by a beautiful blonde with a gospel voice and all the moves of Tina Turner. Get the picture?” ~ The Working Musician

Nicole Hart Interview in the April Issue of BLUES MATTERS, UK, by Sybil Gage

For Blog, visit: http://www.facebook.com/NicoleHart8808

Review & Photos of NYC Triad Theatre Performance


Nicole Hart - Video Clip From Springing The Blues

2009’s Springing the Blues Festival Jacksonville, Florida interview & video clip



Hello Everyone:

Just wanted to give you an update on what’s happening. As you know, losing Lance on December 7th has kept me from performing very often, as I have been in mourning. While I will always mourn him, with the support of so many of you, I seem to be coming up for air again. This Friday night, I record with my Blues Leaf label mate, Albert Castiglia (God bless him) for his upcoming CD.

The next full Nicole Hart Band appearance will be on April 23rd at the fabulous Dinosaur Bar B Que in Harlem with a special guest – I’ll send a little reminder when we are closer to the date.

In the meantime, my agent just called to let me know of some wonderful video that was shot at 2009’s Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (300,000 in attendance) wherein they show the band in action and actually share parts of an interview I gave in the RV right after our performance. It’s such a great memory, and really made my day, so I thought to share it with you all.


Please give it a chance to load…it really will put a smile on your face. Until the next time I see you, love to you all and Happy Spring at last!!!

With affection,


Please Request Nicole On XM/Satellite Radio

Hi, Everyone: Will you help us by requesting the new CD, “Treasure” on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio? Here is the link to copy into your browser: http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=74 Requests are taken Fridays starting at noon by email and at 3PM by phone call at Request Line: 1.866.267.0454 Thank you as always for your love & support!! Songs • Can't Ever Let You Go • Heart Trouble • You Were Lyin' to Me • Higher Ground • No Cuttin Loose • Treasure • I Just Want to Cry • Singin the Blues • Gin House Blues • It Feels So Right • The Other Side of the World Warm regards, Nicole Hart www.NicoleHartBand.com www.myspace.com/nicolehartband www.reverbnation.com/nicolehartband New CD “TREASURE” Available in Stores Now!

Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast #155 - Nicole Hart - In Demand

listen at http://www.murphyssaloon.com/index.php?post_id=453831 Sun, 12 April 2009 Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast #155 - Nicole Hart This week's playlist: • Breakin' Out (3:33) by Shemekia Copeland, from The Soul Truth (2005), available from Alligator Records or the iTMS. Visit Shemekia Copeland.com for more information. • Big Mary's (3:13) by The Hipnotics, a Kansas City-area blues band, that is unfortunately defunct, as far as I can tell from online searches. If you know otherwise, please contact me, and I will include a correction in a future episode. • Down and Out Blues (6:18) by the Ricky Lewis Band, from Songs For The New Depression (2003), available from CD Baby and the iTMS. Visit RickyLewisBand.com for more information. • Can't Ever Let You Go (5:10), I Just Want To Cry (4:00) and The Other Side Of The World (5:39), all by Nicole Hart and all from Treasure (2009); available after April 14th from the Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, as well as online through J&R Music World, Amazon.com, and the Blues Leaf Records' page at CD Universe. The CD will also be for sale through TheNRGBand.com and at every performance. Visit TheNRGBand.com for more information. • On The Run (6:35) by Katie Webster, from Katie Webster - Deluxe Edition (1999), available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Visit Katie's bio page at the Alligator site for more information. • Baby Please Don't Go (3:24) by Lightnin' Hopkins, recorded during a live performance at the Ash Grove, the legendary Hollywood coffeehouse; made available to Murphy's Saloon by special arrangement with (and endless thanks to) Andrew Goodrich of Wolfgang's Vault, which will soon have available many, many live performances that were recorded at the Ash Grove during its heyday, 1958-1973. • Down That Road Again (4:58) by Guitar Shorty, from We the People (2006); available from Alligator Records and the iTMS. Visit GuitarShorty.org for more information. • Sexual Chocolate by The Ken DeRouchie Band, from Unglued (2006). For more information, visit KDBand.net, their Garageband page, their page at American Idol Underground, or their MySpace page. Mentioned during this show: The Ash Grove; Music of the Ash Grove; Wolfgang's Vault. To contact me: in addition to email - murphyssaloon(at)gmail(dot)com - you can contact me through: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. You are also welcome to write reviews in iTunes, as long as your review has to do with the show content. Excellent sources of information about the blues: The Blues Foundation and the Delta Blues Museum; be sure to download and listen to the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, the Uncensored History of the Blues; BluesRevue.com, the online home of Blues Revue magazine; BigCityBluesMag.com, the online home of Big City Blues magazine; BluesCritic.com. Be sure to read Today's Chicago Blues by Karen Hanson, an excellent guide to all things blues in present-day Chicago. For up-to-the-minute news about things to do in Chicago: TheLocalTourist.com. (Music on Murphy's Saloon #155 courtesy of the artists and their labels, as well as IODA PROMONET, the Podsafe Music Network, Download.com or Garageband.com) Direct download: ms0155.mp3 Category: music -- posted at: 10:30 PM

CD Release Date Tuesday April 14 & please request us on XM Satellite Radio!

Hi, Ya’ll! Hope your holidays were warm, relaxing and satisfying. We’re back from our ’09 Spring “Treasure Tour” just in time to announce the “official” release date for our Blues Leaf Records label debut, “Treasure”, Tuesday, April 14th! The highlight of the tour had to be the 19th Annual Springing the Blues Festival, which hosted over 300,000 blues fans across 3 days, right on the beach at the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Thanks for staying in touch with us through facebook and myspace…the road is mucho fun, but it is always meaningful to stay “rooted” with the homebase! Oh, and btw, the band kicked *@ss*!!  The CD is available for purchase now at our websites, www.nicolehartband.com & www.myspace.com/nicolehartband, as well as at every show, and is also available as of tomorrow at Barnes & Nobles, Borders Bookstores, Amazon.com, CD Universe, J&R Music World, and “other fine retailers!” We would be very grateful if you would take a moment to request us on XM Satellite Radio at the following link: bluesville@xmradio.com; put in Artist name, Track (pick a number 1 through 11, though #3 is the duet with Albert Castiglia, You Were Lyin’ to Me, & CD Name, Treasure! We’ll send out a reminder email in another week…the more requests across a few weeks of time, the better! Thanks with all our hearts for your love and support, peeps! Hey, you might be interested in knowing that we just found out that the South Bay Music Awards have been rescheduled to April 28th at the Improv in Irvine. CA. We’ll let you know what happens! Warm regards, Nicole Hart www.NicoleHartBand.com www.myspace.com/nicolehartband www.reverbnation.com/nicolehartband Debut CD this Spring for Blues Leaf Records!

South Bay Indpedendent Music Awards! We need YOU!

Monday, February 02, 2009 Voting starts now for the South Bay Indpedendent Music Awards! We need YOU! Current mood: pleased Category: Music Hi, Everyone, and HAPPY GROUND HOG DAY! Voting has begun today for the South Bay Music Awards! The ceremony is held on Feb 21st at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and is hosted by Ludacris! You can vote until Feb 16th! We are thrilled to be nominated in three categories: FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR; KEYBOARDIST OF THE YEAR; BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR As our friends and fans, we’d like to humbly ask you to take a minute (literally, less than a minute!) to visit the site HERE and express your vote. We hope it will be for us! ;-) In other news: we’ll be back at Pete’s Saloon to help you and your valentine get lovey for Valentine’s day! PETE'S SALOON SPONSORED BY PEAK107.1 FM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 8 W. Main Street, Elmsford, NY. The band hits the road again this Spring to perform the 19th Annual SPRINGING THE BLUES FESTIVAL Jacksonville Beach Ampitheatre, Jax Beach, FLORIDA (Yay!) We’re touring in support of our new CD debuting for Blues Leaf which will be available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon, Sam Goody, J & R Music World, Napster, Itunes.com, CD Universe as well as at our shows. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available! As always, thank you for the love! We love you right back! www.NicoleHartBand.com www.myspace.com/nicolehartband Debut CD this Spring on Blues Leaf Records


There are many more musicians on Long Island who have much more personal contact with Sam, but this is my story and I am grateful with all my heart for the experience. Sam, thank you for touching my life, and the lives of so many others, on so many levels. I am comforted to know that the pain you must have felt is now lifted for good, and your spirit is free. I have included the obituary from New York Newsday here, as well as some info from Wikipedia. Newsday.com Famed singer Sam Taylor, 74, of Islandia dies........ BY GLENN GAMBOA........ glenn.gamboa@newsday.com........ 7:42 PM EST, January 5, 2009........ Sam "The Bluzman" Taylor, the singer-songwriter and guitarist whose music has been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley and Son Seals to DMX and EPMD, died Monday at his home in Islandia of complications associated with heart disease. He was 74..... One of the first inductees into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and an inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1995, Taylor built a stellar reputation in blues and R&B over nearly five decades of work, as a solo performer and as a guitarist with Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, and Sam and Dave..... "He was one of the last of the great bluesmen," said his friend Richard L'Hommedieu, co-founder of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. "He's created decades of wonderful music. It's a great loss.".... Taylor was part of Joey Dee & The Starlighters when they had their hit "Peppermint Twist" in 1962 and when he left the group, he recommended that a young guitarist named Jimmy James, later known as Jimi Hendrix, be his replacement. He worked with B.T. Express when they had their string of No. 1 R&B hits "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" and "Express" in 1974 and 1975..... But Taylor was best known for his own blues work - more than 12 albums, including "I Came from Dirt" and 2004's "Voice of the Blues" - and his regular appearances at Long Island blues clubs..... Vic Calabro was looking forward to Taylor singing at his 53rd birthday party at Bobbique's in Patchogue on Wednesday night. Though Taylor had been ill for several months, he had been doing well enough in recent weeks that he planned to perform on Wednesday, said Calabro, who now plans to make his party into a memorial. "He was a great man," Calabro said. "He lived a great life and he just loved making people happy with his music.".... For Taylor, one of his career moments that made him happiest was his induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. "So many Long Island musicians have said they were from New York instead of Long Island because they thought it helped them," Taylor said that night. "I've been saying I've been from Long Island since 1955. I'm so proud to be here. It's giving me goosebumps just thinking about it.".... Taylor is survived by three daughters, Sandra Taylor, Daionae Sparks, and Donna Brown, and a son, Kevin Taylor; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were pending..... Copyright © 2009, Newsday Inc..... Please also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Taylor_(blues_musician).... ....