Here I am again, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, the venue that has allowed me to surf crowds to old-time legends and big-named rockers like The New York Dolls, The Buzzcocks, and The Bad Brains. But tonight I’m not about to “bring the mosh”, as they say.
Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band meekly tower over the House of Blues crowd. Nicole is a lovely little lady with radiant golden locks, a flowing white dress, and a large acoustic guitar that she holds as if it were the only weapon of warfare she would ever need in a deadly battle. When Nicole and her band begin to play, the room rushes with vibrant vibrations, and an ethereal sound slips from her lips. You find yourself wondering: “how can such a gentle soul have such powerful command over the music that comes out of her?”
Not only are Nicole’s songs hauntingly beautiful, sending chills up the receiver’s spine, but they are energetic and lively. I promise you, you won’t be tapping your toes to this music—you’ll be stomping your feet and straight-up busting a move. Listening to Nicole makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to a different world…an older, simpler world. A world where people sleep under the stars and pick guitar creek-side. A world where folk and traditional American music is still at the forefront of entertainment culture.
But Nicole Vaughn and Her Lovely Band are anything but old. Quite the contrary. They are on the cutting-edge of the Orange County Americana music scene. Nicole and her band won “Best Folk Act” in the OC Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Reader’s Poll, and were the RadioFlag featured artist of November 3 through November 6, 2011.
Do yourself a huge favor and check out Nicole’s new album, Say It, and tune in to her on RadioFlag @NVaughn.
Learn more about her and the band here: http://www.NicoleVaughn.com
By Stella Static