Off Stage – Wednesday Night Music Series – Dwight & Nicole
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.
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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.
“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