Award-winning "Blueswoman of the Year" in 1999 and multiple
nominee by the Washignton Blues Society for her singing, guitar-playing
and her two CD's, Nicole has been entertaining audiences for many
years with her "searing, stinging guitar and heart-felt vocals."
She has a strong following performing at clubs, festivals and concert
venues throughout the Northwest, California, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Nicole has performed wth such blues notables as John Lee Hooker,
Big Bones, Deacon Jones, Harvey Mandel, and she has opened for such
performers as Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Curtis Salgado and
two CD's, 1998's "From the Beginning" and 2002's"Not
Forgotten" display Nicole's talent not only as a performer
but also as a songwriter. Nicole's songs range from good time, get
up and dance numbers like "Let's Roll" and "Baby
Loves Me" to songs that talk about what's happening in our
hearts and in our society, songs like "Not Forgotten"
and "Big Something." She also knows how to attract the
Northwest's top musicians, as the lineups on both of her CD's show.
from San Francisco, Nicole began playing the blues in earnest after
sitting in on a jam session with Bay Area musician Johny Nitro.
Nicole played in Bay area clubs, and in 1992 she was nominated for
Best Female Vocalist for teh Bay Area Blues Awards. While in San
Francisco, Nicole met and jammed with Keith Richards, who encouraged
her to pursue her trade.
was introduced to the Northwest in 1992 when John Lee Hooker invited
her to sit in at a sold-out show at Seattle's Moore Theater. Since
then Nicole has set her roots in the Northwest and has performed
wth the best of the Northwest's blues musicians, including Duffy
Bishop, Jerry Miller, Nick Vigarino, Dick Powell, "Little Bill Englehart,"
Fat James, Jay Mabin and Charles White, to name a few.
inspired energy and dedication has not gone unnoticed by her peers.
In 1996, she won the Summy Award for "Tacoma Blueswoman of the Year."
In 1998, the Washington Blues Society nominated her for "Best Electric
Guitar" and "Best Northwest Recording." She also won the 1998 "Songs
of Freedom Award" for her participation in and organization of several
benefit performances in the Tacoma area. Nicole also received the
Washington Blues Society nomination for "Best Female Vocalist."