Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Announce 2013 Spring Tour


Submitted by -Good Cop PR Wed, 01/16/2013 - 3:37 am

After an incredibly successful 2012 which included sellout shows in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia San Francisco and DC, a viral video for their Van Session of Hall & Oates classic “I Can’t Go For That,” garnering over 1.8 million hits, the “First lady of San Francisco’s music scene” (Philadelphia Weekly) Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers announce that they will digitally release two new tracks as well as continue their North American tour through April of 2013.
NB&Gs kicked off the New Year at sea with four days on the Jam Cruise and followed up the surf and sun with their first ever appearances in Florida.  On January 14th, the band premiered their brand new songs “Little Too Late” on Relix Magazine and “Ravenous” on San Francisco Weekly’s websites exclusively before their worldwide debuts on Tuesday, January 15th.
Live favorite; “Little Two Late” kicks off with a rollicking drumbeat and sundrenched backing vocals that perfectly support Bluhm’s groovy lead vocal. “Ravenous” is characterized with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac melodies, harmonies and deliciously distorted electric guitar licks.
The songs came out of sessions done at the Bluhms' own recording studio in San Francisco, “Mission Bells”.  The band set up in the main room and tracked live, with some overdubs added in the following days.
"Little Too Late" is an energetic loper whose lyrics feature words of advice from a pigeon-toed drifter who briefly uses the Gramblers' home as a refuge from the police. The band also recorded a live video from their sold out show at San Francisco’s The Independent this fall.
"Ravenous" is a simple, repeating piano figure that becomes layered with electric guitars and pumping rhythm section.  The narrator seeks revenge on her lover's murderer. It was written as part of a concept album. The notebook containing the album's ideas and lyrics was lost and this was the only song that was copied elsewhere.
Listen to “Ravenous”
Watch video for “Little Too Late”
In addition to their first ever stops in Alaska, Arkansas, Canada, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, The Gramblers will be performing at venues including New York City’s famed Bowery Ballroom, San Francisco's Bimbo's and Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and at SXSW 2013 in Austin, TX.  A release to follow up “Driftwood” is planned for later this year and will include both new tracks.
Don’t Miss Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers on tour!
1/15/13           Jack Rabbits                                         Jacksonville, FL
1/17/13           WorkPlay Theatre                               Birmingham, AL
1/18/13           House Of Blues                                   New Orleans, LA
1/19/13           Fitzgerald's Downstairs                       Houston, TX
1/20/13           Sam's Burger Joint                               San Antonio, TX
1/24/13          Belly Up Tavern                                   Solana Beach, CA
1/25/13          Constellation Room                              Santa Ana, CA
1/26/13          Pappy & Harriet's                                Pioneertown, CA
1/27/13          B Ryders Bar and Grill                         Bakersfield, CA
1/31/13          Harlow's                                                Sacramento, CA #
2/01/13          Sweetwater Music Hall                        Mill Valley, CA – SOLD OUT
2/02/13          Fulton 55                                              Fresno, CA #
2/05/13          Humboldt Brews                                  Arcata, CA %
2/06/13          Cozmic                                                  Eugene, OR %
2/07/13          Mississippi Studios                              Portland, OR %
2/08/13          The Triple Door                                   Seattle, WA %
2/09/13          The Media Club                                    Vancouver, BC, CANADA %
2/10/13          The Wild Buffalo                                Bellingham, WA %
2/12/13          Liquid                                                  Bend, OR
2/13/13          Langlois Cheese Factory                     Langlois, OR
3/6/13              Don Quixote’s Music Hall                 Santa Cruz, CA #
3/8/13              Bimbo’s 365 Club                               San Francisco, CA #
3/9/13              Crystal Bay Club Casino                    Crystal Bay, NV #
3/13-16/13       SXSW                                                 Austin, TX
3/18/13            Dan’s Sliverleaf                                   Denton, TX
3/19/13            Stickyz                                              Little Rock, AR
3/20/13            High Watt                                           Nashville, TN
3/21/13            Smith’s Olde Bar                                Atlanta, GA
3/22/13            Visulite Theatre                                  Charlotte, NC
3/23/13            The Southern                                      Charlottesville, VA
3/24/13            The Hamilton                                      Washington, DC
3/26/13            World Café Live                                  Philadelphia, PA
3/27/13            Bowery Ballroom                               New York, NY
3/28/13            Brighton Music Hall                           Boston, MA
3/29/13            Higher Ground Showcase Lounge       Burlington, VT           
3/30/13            Sugarloaf Ski Resort                            Sugarloaf, ME
4/1/13              Divan Orange                                      Montreal, QUE CANADA
4/2/13              The Drake Hotel                                 Toronto, ONT CANADA
4/3/13              Magic Stick Lounge                            Detroit, MI $
4/4/13              Founders Brewing Co.                        Grand Rapids, MI $
4/5/13              Lincoln Hall                                        Chicago, IL $
4/6/13              Shank Hall                                           Milwaukee, WI $
4/7/13              Turf Club                                            Minneapolis, MN $   
4/8/13              The Waiting Room                              Omaha, NE $
4/10/13            L2 Arts & Culture Center                   Denver, CO
4/12/13            Alyeska Resort                                   Girdwood, AK
4/13/13            Alyeska Resort                                   Girdwood, AK
# w/ The Easy Leaves
% w/ The Brothers Comatose
$ w/ Rayland Baxter