Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers made a needle’s-eye leap onto the national music circuit in 2012, bringing with them a refreshing sound, spirited stage show and wellspring of good vibes, along with a turntable and milk crates stocked with their favorite vintage vinyl for backstage sustenance.
Now, the San Francisco-based band and its striking front woman with a girl-next-door demeanor step out with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, a luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul, punctuated with fresh four-part harmonies, crisp rock guitar and Nicki’s soaring, nuanced vocals that some critics say remind them of Linda Ronstadt. The first record under the banner of the full band, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers is very much a family album, featuring 11 new songs penned by the band members, arranged and produced by Nicki’s husband and the band’s musical director, Tim Bluhm, and recorded at the Bluhm’s Mission Bells studio in San Francisco.
About the JAS Summer Music Series: The LA Times called this, “One of the best lineups of summer concerts in North America.” Crowds by the thousands enjoy Rock, R&B, Soul and Latin performers. Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs, pack a picnic or purchase food from vendors on site, and sit back and enjoy the show. Alcohol available for purchase on site, you may not bring in your own. Kids activities are plenty with a House of Bounce, Betty Hoops, face painting and more! Dogs and their owners may enjoy the concert from a viewing area on the side of the hill.