Saturday Night Studio – Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers (And The Van)

“Our music definitely hearkens another era,” says Nicki Bluhm, “but at the same time, we want it to be contemporary. Reflective of now even though it nods to other times. We want it to be vintage modern.” – Nicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm rides around in a van and sings various songs while the band plays in the back. That’s the entire gimmick.

Is she any good?

I guess they do qualify as a band on the run, or at least on the go, and they do an okay cover of McCartney & Wings… their version isn’t awesomely great, but I like how they interpreted the classic intro (which I always thought should have been expanded into songs of their own).

They cover Madonna’s “Material Girl” which just amuses me, and they do a nice fadeout at the end, and do a good job with Stealer’s Wheel as Nicki is stuck in the middle.

My favorite is “I Can’t Go For That” by Hall & Oates, which features a little toy-style keyboard and the …. unique… solo, in addition to what I consider to be one of her best vocal performances –

I kinda have to include this one, given the title –

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Posted on November 14, 2015, in ♫ ♪ ♫, Fun Stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I like um. She’s fine and the Gramblers play well and do very decent backup vocals.

    I’m waiting for them to do Van Halen, and maybe some Van Morrison.

    Van Morrison.

    See?

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