San Francisco Residency
Nicki Bluhm andwith guests:
The Blank Tapes
Fresh off the success of the latest "Van Sessions" cover of Hall and Oates "I Can't Go For That" - with 1.1 million views on YouTube and growing - and a sold out show at LA's famed Hotel Cafe, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers are set to hit the road and spend the rest of the year on a North American Tour. The band will headline a month long residency at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco this June and participate in a bevy of festivals including Grace Potter's Grand Point North in Vermont, The Festy in Virginia and Jam Cruise 11.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers were founded in San Francisco in 2008 by Nicki, her husband Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) and childhood friend Deren Ney. They were soon joined by bassist Steve Adams (ALO), Dave Mulligan on rhythm guitar and drummer Mike Curry and released their debut album 'Toby's Song' in 2008 and follow up, 'Driftwood' in 2011. The band has been winning fans and critics the old fashioned way: with hard work, great songs and relentless touring. The Sacramento Press cheers "It's Americana pop rock, with a little country and a lot of California soul. I wanna listen to this album with the windows rolled down, driving along a two-lane country highway to anywhere."
What's wonderful about the "Van Sessions" is that they have led new fans to discover the original, sundrenched songs of Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers. Due to popular demand, on July 17th 'Driftwood'(Little Sur Records) will be available on CD and vinyl at record stores and online across the country.
"She's a freak of nature. I couldn't believe she was real." - Bob Lefsetz
"Part Karen Carpenter and part Grace Slick, Bluhm's voice moves effortlessly between softer, country tinged balladry and retro 60's/70's rock." - No Depression