Saturday, November 22, 2008

ONA Live: Nicole Atkins

A major label artist who's toured internationally and appeared on top-rated TV programs would normally not be considered a candidate for inclusion on One Note Ahead, but my blog about this year's XPN festival broke all the rules. And Nicole Atkins actually thanked me for what I wrote about her, which is more than I can say for some artists who need the publicity a lot more than she does. So if she appreciates being featured on One Note Ahead, why not keep featuring her?

Well, if she suddenly started sucking, that would be a good reason. But let's hope that doesn't happen.

On my 27th birthday (that would be September 16, 2008) Nicole Atkins and The Sea performed the splendid "Maybe Tonight" on the British series "Later with Jools Holland." As Jools himself would say, "Nicole Atkins! Marvelous!"

I'll make a shocking confession: "The Way It Is" is not one of my favorite Nicole Atkins songs to listen to. But it IS one of my favorites in a live setting! This October 30, 2007 clip from "The Late Show with David Letterman" should demonstrate why:

Yeah, Dave was so obviously smitten!

I last covered Nicole Atkins in Day Three of my XPN festival blog:

Stick around for more One Note Ahead Live.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I know that both of these videos have been removed. Dang it. I only just noticed that a few days ago and I'm trying to come up with a solution......give me some time. Thanks.


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