"A soaring, dramatically powerful voice'
New York Times
Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins has a golden voice and a set of life experiences that have put her through the wringer. Raised in New Jersey, she's recorded in Charlotte, Brooklyn, Malmö, Sweden, and Nashville. Her vocals have drawn comparisons with no less than Roy Orbison, and she shapes soul, psychedelia, Brill Building pop, and more 1960s styles into a mix that's totally contemporary and totally her own. In the midst of a serious struggle with addiction and the illness of a close family member, she reconnected with friend Chris Isaak, who told her, "Atkins, you have a very special thing in your voice that a lot of people can’t or don’t do. You need to stop staying away from that thing and let people hear it." The result is Nicole's latest, "Goodnight Rhonda Lee" (in which Isaak had a songwriting hand), and some career-making music. Australian singer-songwriter Ruby Boots is special guest.