Trixie Whitley / Johnny Nicholson
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Trixie Whitley burst into public consciousness in 2011 as the lead singer of Black Dub, super-producer Daniel Lanois’s (U2, Bob Dylan) project, blowing people away with her voice and presence. The band’s self-titled album was released in October 2010 and the group toured well into 2011, with Whitley’s voice propelling its unique groove to ultimate peaks.
With the Black Dub shows, countless solo gigs in New York and Europe, and buzz-building performances at festivals like Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Celebrate Brooklyn, Whitley has become one of the most talked about new artists of 2012. Her debut rock album, Fourth Corner, explores the range of human emotion: utter love, total rage, unadulterated happiness, and crippling loneliness. In late 2012, she embarked on her first solo U.S. tour, and continues to tour Europe and the U.S. in anticipation of Fourth Corner’s 2013 release.
Johnny Nicholson is a singer-songwriter and California native who possesses a deep and diverse talent. A Berklee graduate, he has branched out from his previous band, Echorev, an international duo that created electrified folk songs, to pursue a solo career. He has toured the country as a solo performer, developing an ever-expanding and evolving catalog of not-so-traditional folk pop songs. Anchored in his natural, soulful vocal delivery and intricate finger-picking guitar style, Nicholson’s songs-as-tone-poems take on a new light.