Nicole Nelson & Dwight Ritcher met in Boston when they were both just out of school, cutting their teeth on the club circuit. They each fronted popular local bands, and discovered a shared love of classic soul & blues music. They began writing, and eventually touring regionally as the duo DWIGHT & NICOLE.
Along the way, they racked up nominations for nine Boston Music Awards, seven Boston Phoenix Awards, eight Daysie Awards, and nine New England Music Awards. DWIGHT & NICOLE clearly captured the hearts of critics and tastemakers on the scene. It is easy to hear and see why. This is refreshingly unadulterated, dynamic music.
Following a move to Burlington VT, they met powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan (Nicole Atkins, Elle King) and the group quickly became a power trio. Together they have toured up and down the U.S – solidifying their new sound, and gaining many new fans along the way – including Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge and Mavis Staples who called them her “Favorite new band!”
This live YouTube event is free but if you are able, in lieu of a ticket, please consider supporting the band directly. A little goes a long way for artists unable to perform during this time.
You can make your gift on Venmo or Paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
But – first and foremost, just come listen for as long or as little as you desire.
Check out their songs on YouTube here. Keep an eye on DWIGHT & NICOLE- and catch them live if you can. Follow the band on Instagram @dwightandnicole to track them behind the scenes.
In the spirit of connecting as a community, please be aware that a live online concert, streamed from an artist’s home, is a new adventure. It doesn’t matter if you are in LA or rural Vermont, COVID is rocking the internet grid and bandwidth issues may arise. We appreciate your patience, and hope you enjoy the concert!
“Give “Wait” a spin and, for at least three minutes and fifty seconds, all will be right with the world” ~ Dan Bolles, Seven Days
“Take R&B, soul, blues and jazz, mix in razor-sharp rock guitar… heat to boiling, and watch your face melt. That’s Dwight & Nicole.” ~ Relix Magazine
“Dwight & Nicole are a tour-de-force that demand much wider success. Poignant, hard driving… and heavenly” ~ Steve Morse, Boston Globe