Nikki is the cover story for the November issue! Check out the full article here!
Wooooo boy! We enjoyed a lot of festivals last month. Here’s a few memories captured by our friend Steve Young from Shakori Hills Grassroots Fest in Silk Hope, NC & a few from our set Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, FL snapped by Stephanie Cutlip.
We are wrapping up fall festival season this weekend with the Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival in Gulf Shores, AL as we make our way towards beloved New Orleans by the end of the month.
Thanks to all who made October a month of some damn fine memories. Hope to see you out on the road! Love from Blue Bell, Nikki & Jason
We recently had the opportunity to perform a few songs for North Carolina’s Our State magazine. This is part of their Music in the Lobby series. Here’s a teaser. Enjoy!
We finish up the weekend with our first appearance at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. We are so happy to share the lineup with some of our heroes Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, Jim Lauderdale, Shovels & Rope and many more! Join us!!
I’m proud to announce that I made into the regional finals for the 2013 Newsong Songwriting Contest. Winners from this round be invited to perform in the finals at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on October 19. The grand prize is a fully-funded album produced by Charlie Sexton, and a performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. If you have a few minutes, I’D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR VOTE! Just takes one click.
We are heading back down to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in October! So excited to be a part of THIS lineup! www.magnoliafest.com
Summer is here and that means festival time. We’re over the moon to be a part of this year’s Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN. The headliners include Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, Shovels and Rope and more.
Tomorrow kicks off 40 shows (and counting) for the months of May & June!
That’s right-we are heading up north this summer! TN, KY, VA, WV, DC, PA, NY & New England are all on our radar. You can keep up with us and our travels at our SHOWS page & as well as our Facebook & Twitter pages for updates.
2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest
Nikki recently was honored in the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Contest receiving an Honorable Mention for songs Anna Marie & Autumn Leaves!
Here’s a nice bit of press from the Encore Magazine for our upcoming show in Wilmington and about our decision to become a full-time touring act since last January.
- We are looking forward to the following festivals this summer/fall! Join us?
*June 8 – Rhythm on the Ridge –Rotterdam, NY
*August 10- Wildgoose Festival –Hot Springs, NC w/ Indigo Girls & others
*Sept 20-21-Bristol Rhythm Roots Reunion–Bristol,TN/VA w/Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, Shovels & Rope & more!
*Oct 12- Cashiers Leaf Festival –Cashiers, NC
*Oct 17-20- Magnolia Fest–Live Oak, FL w/ Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, & John Prine among MANY others!!!
What a GRAND time we had in the Gulf Coasts of AL, MS, & FL! New Orleans has never let us down w/ fun! Mardi Gras was magical & New Orleans showed us some serious love. Please read this GREAT mention from the Times Picayune!
We head back to the hills for a spell before several days at the coasts of NC & SC before heading down to one of our FAVORITE festivals to date. SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST! We are playing 3 times during the weekend so check out the schedule here.
Please keep checking back on show dates as we’re always (happily!) adding more! Hope to see you on the road! Love from Blue Bell. xo