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 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
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!!!
Hello from the South Coast! What a busy winter already & we ain’t stopping! We’re excited about all the new songs our new journeys have inspired!
Looking forward to New Orleans, LA, Jackson, MS, & Josephine, AL, Tallahassee & Jacksonville, FL this month. We are also heading to NC for a few days & get some mountain time before we hit one of our FAVORITE festivals -Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, FL. (CHECK OUT THIS LINEUP!)
See you on the road!
Feb 7 Pascagoula, MS Jacks by the Tracks 6pm
Feb 8 NEW ORLEANS, LA Three Muses 4pm
Feb 12 NEW ORLEANS, LA The Neutral Ground 9pm
Feb 16 Jacksonville, FL European Street Cafe 7pm
Feb 20 Tallahassee, FL Mockingbird Cafe 7pm
Feb 22 New Orleans, LA Chickie Wah Wah 5:30-7:30 / late show 10pm
Feb 23 Josephine, AL Pirates Cove 7pm
Feb 28 Jackson, MS Hal and Mal’s-Jackson, MS 8pm
Mar 4 Asheville, NC Jack of the Wood Happy Hour!
Mar 2 Chattanooga, TN Charles & Myrtle’s 8pm
Mar 7 Wilmington, NC Rucker Johns 6pm
Mar 9 Wilmington, NC Ted’s Fun on the River 7pm
Mar 21-24 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Springfest
It’s been a YEAR! I cannot sum up in a few simple words all of our many magical miles. Living and touring FULL time out of our sweet Blue Bell! Working for ourselves! Our dreams have gotten bigger, our thirst stronger & love for music deeper. We have never toured at this pace before or worked this hard to make our performances the best they can be. This was the RIGHT path…without a DOUBT. We are at the mercy of new places & people every day, but somehow the music leads us to GOOD people…We THANK YOU to every person who’ve kept us UP & kept UP with us….and ya’ll-2013 is going to be FANTASTIC! CHECK IT OUT!
We will KICK it off heading SOUTH- Click on the city for the show info! Charleston, Awendaw Green, Savannah, Gainesville (a double header!), Largo, Clearwater, St Pete, Tampa, Ft Myers, Daytona Beach, Greenville & excited to say we’ll be returning back to ASHEVILLE at the end of the month! (I DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TILL SPRING TO COME BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS!)
While there were TONS of memories, stages, songs, & explorations, we won’t bore ya. Here are few lil memories from our recent travels. Hope to see you out there!
WOW! We had a BLAST this October. We hit Charleston, SC, SEVERAL stops in Florida & then creeped up the Gulf Coast into AL, MS & LA! Fun fun. We even made a little time to go sailing & fishing. (pics below)
We are back in North Carolina for most of November. Our mountain weekend has us returning to The Purple Onion Thursday, French Broad Brewery Friday & making our debut at Brevard’s newest music haven 185 King Street this Saturday. Then we hit Wilimington (2 shows), New Bern, & Greensboro before returning to Asheville (2 shows) & Black Mountain.
We hope to see you around NC & beyond this November!
I want to thank you all for your support throughout this wild year. it’s been 140+ shows, 11 states, 30K miles, a busted window, many busted strings & a new windshield since we took this jump living in Blue Bell. We have stayed in walmart parking lots, campgrounds, state parks, beautiful homes of even MORE beautiful people. We have made some beautiful friends & fans. It’s all just been SUCH a ride. Looking forward to 10 MORE months of adventures!