Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
This show will also feature The Rainbow Girls.
When: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, 8 p.m.
Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: 21+
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers--Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance.
Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front woman with a girl-next-door demeanor step out with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, a luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul, punctuated with fresh four-part harmonies, crisp rock guitar and Nicki’s soaring, nuanced vocals that some critics say remind them of Linda Ronstadt.
The Rainbow Girls--Rainbow Girls is a group of 5-6 female musicians who write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n'roll. In addition to their soaring 4 part harmonies, these ladies switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments including, but not limited to: guitar, ukelele, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, mandolin, dulcimer, bass, cello, piano, melodica, recorder, kazoo, washboard, djembe, drum kit, and stomp-tap percussion. Born in an underground open mic night in Isla Vista, called "Bean Night," they began as an acoustic act, busking around the farmers markets of California before they hit the streets of Europe for a summer of couch surfing and busking. Since their return, they have evolved into an electric gypsy-americana-stomp-folk band, complete with drums, bass, and a whole lotta stompin'.
Event posted Dec. 17, 2013
Last updated Dec. 17, 2013