Help Nicole Atkins release her new album

Nicole AtkinsI’m a bit behind on this, but New Jersey native Nicole Atkins–one of my favorite singer-songwriters–has started a PledgeMusic.com campaign to fund the release of her new album, “Slow Phaser,” and the launch of her new record label, Oh’Mercy!

I’ve been a huge fan of Nicole’s since I saw her open for Mike Doughty at Mexicali Blues Cafe in Teaneck, N.J., back in April 2006.

In 2011, thanks to a social media promotion held by the event’s organizers, my wife and I had the chance to meet Nicole and her bandmates at an exclusive meet-and-greet during the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, N.J. She was quite awesome, and she and the band signed a poster for us. Not only does she rock, she is a Jersey Girl so how could I not be a fan?

Anyway, head on over to her PledgeMusic.com page and please consider making a small contribution to her efforts. For as little as $10, you can help Nicole release what will undoubtedly be one of the best albums of 2014.

I’m hoping to catch Nicole play a solo set when she opens for another band I love, Midlake, at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia on November 10.

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