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Nicole Atkins

Naked Soul

Friday, February 24, 2012
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

“Atkins has a big voice full of longing, Loretta Lynn elegance and slightly surreal folk-pop that evoke moonlit walks with the shadows closing in.” –Rolling Stone
Nicole Atkins has the sort of elegant, super-sized voice that belongs to an earlier era. With her throaty vibrato and lushly orchestrated pop songs, shemade her debut in 2006, bringing to mind a blend of Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn and Jenny Lewis.
On 2007’s Neptune City,she set up shop in the Eisenhower years,channeling Phil Spectorvia a moody mix of piano-bar ballads, torch songs, and girl-group melodies.Mondo Amore,released earlier this year,continues the trend by keeping an eye on the past, but it shifts everything forward by a decade, mining blues-rock and late-’60s psychedelia.