Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
San Francisco, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Visual Arts Collective (VaC)
Date and Time
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 7:30pm
NICKI BLUHM and The GRAMBLERS
with guest TUMBLEWEED WANDERERS
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Show time is 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission. 21+.
Tickets are $10 ADV / $13 at the door.
Tickets available Saturday, May 18th at 10am at The Record Exchange, The Egyptian Theatre box office or online at egyptiantheatre.net. Charge tickets by phone at 208-387-1273 Tues-Sat from 11a to 6p.
"With three albums under her belt—all in collaboration with her husband Tim of The Mother Hips—Bluhm delivers a soulful, rock sound that vacillates between a full-title boogie and a languid, J.J. Cale-like mellowness." - Relix 11/26/12
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers Live at Relix - Click here to watch their performance. For a look at some of their Van Sessions, watch two collections here and here.
May 14, 2013 (Boise, ID) – Idaho Live presents Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers on Tuesday, July 8th at The Visual Arts Collective (VAC) with special guest Tumbelweed Wanderers. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 in advance / $13 at the door. Tickets on sale this Saturday at 10am at The Record Exchange, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and online at egyptiantheatre.net. Call 208-387-1273 to charge by phone Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is a 21+ show.
ABOUT NICKI BLUHM:
Nicki Bluhm wasn’t always Nicki Bluhm.
It all began one New Year’s Eve party. Impressed with the talents of Nicki’s performance when asked to play an impromptu blues song, musician/producer Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) introduced himself to the artist, encouraging her to dedicate herself to singing and song writing. It wasn’t long before Nicki had begun cultivating a fan base through live performance, one that craved an LP to take home and listen to.
Nicki obliged, and sat down with Tim to record what would become Toby’s Song, the artist’s debut LP released in 2008. It wasn’t long before the two were married, and Bluhm’s band was ready to come together. The duo grew into a trio, as Nicki recruited Deren Ney, a long time friend, to play guitar. Steve Adams (ALO) would soon hop on board taking care of bass duties, and the group finally felt complete with the additions of Dave Mulligan on rhythm guitar and Mike Curry playing drums.
The full band headed back to the studio in 2011 and released Driftwood, a natural extension of the foundation Bluhm set on Toby’s Song. A bit country, a bit folk, a bit rock, and a bit soul, Driftwood carves a unique niche into the San Francisco music scene, the city Nicki now calls home. A majority of the tracks on Driftwood have the lo-fi feel of times past, an homage to the greats of rock and country who blazed their paths on AM radio airways and jukeboxes. While there’s still plenty of the Nicki fans fell in love with on Toby’s Song to be found on Driftwood, Bluhm and her backing band, The Gramblers, delve much deeper into the artist’s country and blues roots on the album.
While on tour, to keep busy in the van and provide fans additional content, the band created their self- dubbed “Van Sessions” videos by recording live van performances (while driving) during tours using a simple iPhone. The series popularity spread organically on the Internet and peaked when their honest, stripped down take of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” went viral reaching almost 2 million views on YouTube. The video turned on new fans around the country (and other parts of the world) to the band’s original music, spiking album and ticket sales to a new level. Subsequently, the band moved into headlining shows around the country, selling out clubs in multiple major markets, and leaving an indelible mark on new fans and promoters with their energetic stage show.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers have just released a digital single featuring two new tracks, “Little Too Late” and “Ravenous,” are prepping a new LP, and are on an extensive US tour through 2013.
VAN SESSIONS: http://www.nickibluhm.com/video/#vansessions