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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers / US Elevator

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
  • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

    Biography

    Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers' much-anticipated sophomore album, Loved Wild Lost, arrives Tuesday, April 21st. The band teamed with producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) on Loved Wild Lost and it’s their first time working with an outside collaborator. The result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm’s soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.

     

    Loved Wild Lost is a sincere and sophisticated collection of songs steeped in tradition, but of its own time,” says Nicki Bluhm. “After three solid years of playing as a band across the country, we have had time to learn, reflect and grow. This album displays a departure into the deeper and more contemplative themes of people in transition and the struggle to retain the energy and optimism of youth as life becomes more complex.”

     

    “The longer something moves away from its inception point, the more it takes on a life and a narrative of its own,” adds Nicki’s husband and the band’s musical director, Tim Bluhm. “In these songs, I think you can clearly hear that happening; idealism and optimism losing control to the forces of inertia and a life of constant traveling. Happiness becomes an intention and love becomes a long-term study of oneself and of one another.”

  • US Elevator

    US Elevator

    Biography

    In the winter of 2011 Miss Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion traveled west from their forest home in Massachusetts to the metropolis of San Francisco. They met up with the Rondo Brothers who sometimes prefer drum machines to banjos and other times use banjos as drum machines. Miss Guthrie and Mr Irion lent their voices and musical talents to a small batch of songs in collaborative form and a wonderful new sound was born. East Meets West. Blueberry Mountain touched down on Potrero Hill. Beat-Folk has never sounded so good. Take the journey of All Through The Night and let yourself wander through the city streets covered by old growth New England foliage.

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"Bluhm is sexy and soulful, showing a bit of Janis, Etta and Amy in her vocals." - Boston Herald