The New Jersey singer-songwriter’s music ranges far afield: at some times vaudevillian, at others psychedelic, a little bit country, a dash from early musicals, all under a cloud of pop-noir, often all coming in the very same song. Since releasing the acclaimed Neptune City in 2007, Nicole Atkins has been on a tumultuous ride that has taken her onstage with Bruce Springsteen and led to comparisons of her music to the classic Brill Building sound and the songcraft of Wilco. Daytrotter has called her work “a pretty soundtrack to violent waters,” an apt summary of the emotional intensity of her vivid, varied work. Her second album, Mondo Amore, prompted Paste to rave, “the songs play like anthems, commanding you to sing along as her lyrics tell a long-awaited story.” As she geared up for 2013’s Slow Phaser, she joined Patti Smith onstage at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ.
ASBURY MUSIC AWARDS Top Female Vocalist, Best Solo Act, Song of the Year (“Neptune City”)
ASCAP FOUNDATION WINNER Sammy Cahn Award
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.nicoleatkins.com/
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