I’m in love. She’s unbelievable… and married. That’s okay, so am I. But that voice is… whoaw. Nicki Bluhm. Remember that name. This is the one that breaks her out into the mainstream.
According to her site, 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). — Yep, that’s her now hubby — smart man.
Her bio says she sounds like: Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield. I personally think she sounds like a grown-up version of Jewel, beautiful harmony & amazing range, mixed with a nice single malt.
She’s the “it girl” in San Fran right now. But not being a hipster, I had no idea. So if you’re like me, early but not a first mover — do your ears a favor & check this one out. It’s from the van sessions she & her band have been posting on YouTube.
It will be in heavy rotation today. Enjoy.