After years of working with local folk-rock-country act the Gramblers, Lafayette’s Nicki Bluhm has ventured out on her own and is supporting the new solo record “To Rise You Gotta Fall.”
That’s one of many life changes for this compelling vocalist.
Bluhm reportedly wrote the songs for the album over a two-year period, during which time she got divorced from her longtime husband and bandmate Tim Bluhm (best known for his work with the band the Mother Hips) as well as moved from the Bay Area to Nashville.
She recorded “To Rise You Gotta Fall” in Memphis, where she worked with producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell) and a studio band that included guitarists Will Sexton and Ross-Spang, drummer Ken Coomer, Hammond B3 player Al Gamble, pianist Rick Steff, bassist Dave Smith, backing vocalists Reba Russell and Susan Marshall and other artists.
Bluhm returns to her old stamping grounds in support of “To Rise You Gotta Fall” and performs June 8 at The Independent in San Francisco. Mapache is also on the bill.
Details: 9 p.m.; $25, www.ticketfly.com.
So many ways to listen to my 2 brand new singles! Choose your pick! Entire album out FRIDAY . https://t.co/US4VE1bsHA
— Nicki Bluhm (@nickibluhm) May 29, 2018
Lafayette’s Nicki Bluhm returns to Bay Area in support of solo album