Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Share First Song From Forthcoming Album
San Francisco-based country-rockers Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers have premiered their new song, "High Neck Lace." The beautiful and haunting track is the first single from their forthcoming album, Loved Wild Lost, which will hit the streets on April 21. Produced by Brian Deck (Iron and Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter), this is Nicki's second album with the Gramblers, following 2013's self-titled release.
"Loved Wild Lost is a sincere and sophisticated collection of songs steeped in tradition, but of its own time," Bluhm says about the new record. "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."
Nicki and band are heading out on the road in support of the album, including a series of month-long residencies in intimate venues in Chicago, Nashville and their own native San Francisco Bay are.
"The longer something moves away from its inception point, the more it takes on a life and a narrative of its own," Nicki's husband, Tim Bluhm, adds. "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."
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers 2015 Tour
March 11 -- San Rafael, Calif. -- Terrapin Crossroads
March 18 -- San Rafael, Calif. -- Terrapin Crossroads
March 22 -- Squaw Valley, Calif. -- Winter WonderGrass
March 23 -- Chico, Calif. -- Sierra Nevada Big Room
March 24 -- Chico, Calif. -- Sierra Nevada Big Room
March 25 -- San Rafael, Calif. -- Terrapin Crossroads
April 14 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Schubas
April 15 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- Old Rock House
April 16 -- Nashville, Tenn. --The Stone Fox
April 17 -- Birmingham, Ala. -- Avondale Brewing Co.
April 18 -- Asheville, N.C. -- New Mountain
April 21 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Schubas
April 22 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Waterfront Wednesday
April 23 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- The Stone Fox
April 24 -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- Radio Radio
April 25 -- Columbus, Ohio -- A&R Bar
April 28 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Schubas
April 29 -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Taft Ballroom
April 30 -- Nashville, Tenn. --The Stone Fox
May 2 -- Guthrie, Okla. -- Queen of the Prairie Festival
May 21-24 -- Cumberland, Md. -- DelFest
June 4-7 -- Hunter Mountain, N.Y. -- Mountain Jam
July 22-26 -- Floyd, Va. -- Floyd Fest
Aug.14-16 -- Lyons, Colo. -- Rocky Mountain Folks Festival