Soulful Americana singer Nicole Atkins has been buzzing around the DC metro area all year, opening for Avett Brothers at Wolf Trap over the summer among other appearances. Now she headlines The Barns at Wolf Trap on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Nicole Atkins released Goodnight Rhonda Lee, her fourth full-length album, via Single Lock Records last year. She’s been touring a lot, and next she comes to Wolf Trap on Saturday, Aug. 18, to open The Avett Brothers. The show is sold out, but arrive early to catch Nicole if you’re going!
As a half-full room at the Rock and Roll Hotel looked to the stage, the performer they came to see walked in through the doors behind them.
With her guitar hung around her shoulders, Nicole Atkins, a tiny chanteuse with a big voice, strode into the middle of the room and opened her set from the floor with her anthem “Neptune City,” the folky Americana ode to her hometown in New Jersey.
The audience reconfigured itself in a crowded circle around her and sang along Friday night, giving one of the warmest welcomes to a performer in my concert-going experience.