Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

Fulton 55 Presents

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

The Easy Leaves, Sidney Dominici

Sat, February 2, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$8.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
Upon hearing the unique and refreshing sound of Nicki Bluhm, it becomes immediately clear why she is in the midst of a breakout year. Nicki has filled a void in music with her brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul -- music that's like an enchanting friend you've known for a short while but feels like you've known forever.

In 2011 alone, Nicki has moved with grace and style from the studio to the main stages of the nation's most revered music festivals (Outside Lands, High Sierra, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass), where her strong voice, striking presence and penchant for songcraft have made an undeniable impression and received rousing reception from audiences of all ages.
 
Nicki's story began at a New Year's Eve party where she sang an Allman Brothers song, catching the attention of musician/producer Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips). With Tim's encouragement, Nicki began to write her own songs and perform in public. The two fell in love and married, followed by the recording of Nicki's debut album, Toby's Song (2008), which was heralded as one of Jambase's top ten albums of the year.

Nicki's music took on a life of its own with the formation of a band with childhood friend and lead guitarist Deren Ney. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers grew with the addition of drummer Mike Curry (Jackpot), bassist/vocalist Steve Adams (ALO), and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Dave Mulligan. The band headed into the studio and emerged with Nicki's sophomore album, Driftwood (2011), a collection of songs that evoke the AM magic of Linda Ronstadt, the honest charm of Johnny and June Cash's duets, and the stoney sounds of retro Memphis soul. "Part Karen Carpenter and part Grace Slick, Bluhm's voice moves effortlessly between softer, country tinged balladry and retro '60s/'70s rock," No Depression declared.

Since Driftwood's release, Nicki has performed with her band, as a duo with her husband, as a vocalist for West Coast supergroup Brokedown in Bakersfield, and as the special guest of countless musical legends. She has been called on to share the stage with Chris Robinson, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Pegi Young and Josh Ritter; and has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Nicki is currently touring and has a new album with Tim called Duets.

There's no question that Nicki Bluhm is the "It Girl" of San Francisco's storied music scene. Luckily for us, the future is looking even brighter for rock's rising star.
The Easy Leaves
The Easy Leaves
The Easy Leaves, songwriters Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield, formed north of the Golden Gate in 2008 immersed in a diverse set of flailing rockers, gospel skeptics, and country outlaws. Their initial intent was to establish an old-time string band. However, this did not happen (at all). In love with just too many different musics, artists as disparate as Bob Wills and Smokey Robinson slinking into their songwriting, Kevin and Sage gave up their banjo habits cold-turkey. The Easy Leaves’sound was born- A modern acoustic sound, its roots kept close to the chest while tirelessly sprawling out in new directions that stretch the borders of the Americana genre in exciting ways.

“Our sound is a personal distillation of American music, based on the styles we connect with and all the songs and sounds we’ve been saturated with.” The finest filters on this still are songs written with painstaking attention to detail and dynamic intricate vocal harmonies. They’re melodic, lyric-driven (catchy-as-all-hell) compositions pinned with the syncopated rhythm of two acoustic instruments, guitar and upright bass. A trap kit, and pedal steel – The whipped cream and cherry.
Sidney Dominici
Sidney Dominici
In the summer of 2012 Sidney Dominici burst into California’s music scene as one of the most solid acts in The Central Valley. Sidney Dominici is a soloist singer- songwriter who plays an array of acoustic sets at only 17 years of age. Sidney grew up with in a musical family and by her early teens she was an accomplished guitarist, pianist and drummer. Sidney began composing original musical arrangements with her vocals which lead to her first EP entitled “Something We All Got” released in August of 2012. One of the songs from this EP “Some May Say” was selected by The Wahine Project as the theme song for their 2012 South Swell Tour. Sidney traveled with this organization performing it live along the Pacific Coast. In her hometown of Fresno, California Sidney’s unique performances captured the attention of local media and venues. Sidney performed for multiple television stations as well as having her original songs aired on the radio. Sidney’s blend of Indie Pop music also attracted featured articles in the local newspaper. Sidney’s overloaded booking schedule was met with a tenacity of not backing down. In between her media obligations Sidney was conducting
2-3 hour set performances at The Big Fresno Fair, Thai Palms, Sequoia Brewing, Groggs Irish Tap, Kuppajoe Nightclub, Pinot Wine Bar, Eureka Burger, Engelmann Cellars and Fulton 55 to mention a few. With her love of writing and performing, combined with her assorted tastes in music has
created a unique and original sound. Sidney is committed to her faith, family and friends. This deep devotion is displayed and stirred her song writing dynamics. Her performance and lyrics speak of someone much older
than just 17 years old.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/