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Dwight & Nicole


Dwight & Nicole

With The CarLeans

Saturday, March 16

Show: 8p | Doors: 7p

Tickets: $12 advance | $15 door ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase.)

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About Dwight & Nicole:

Dwight & Nicole is a three piece original Soul-rock band fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson. Ritcher and Nelson met in Boston when they were just out of school and cutting their teeth on the local club scene. They discovered a shared love of classic blues greats like Albert King and Lighting Hopkins, covering classics by their vocal heroes Mavis Staples, Jimmy Witherspoon and Etta Jamesall the while obsessing over writing and playing their own original music. Dwight & Nicole began performing live first as a duo. They then self-released two award winning albums through crowd funding, and developed a strong regional following.

They both possess the kind of natural voices that stop you dead in your tracks. Ritcher also happens to play a Gibson Flying V guitar. He picked one up as a teenager in West Long Branch NJ, and he’s never played anything else. Nelson, a gifted singer & classical violinist from NYC has described the bass as her first real love. She picked it up again in 2016 and has not looked back. The recent addition of powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan to the band has solidified their sound, and they took this combination into the studio in 2017.

Dwight & Nicole’s EP “Electric Lights” was recorded live to analog tape with multiGrammy

Award Nominated producer Joel Hamilton (Aaron Neville, The Meters, The Black Keys, Yoko

Ono) at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. Hamilton captures their sound and energy on tape. They have released two singles “Wait” & “HiLo” ahead of the EP, which have begun to introduce their music to a new wave of fans. The album which is distributed through The Orchard / Sony Music has already grabbed the attention of some legendary artists including Mavis Staples & Melissa Etheridge, both whom they have recently shared the stage with. They just completed their first US headlining tour up and down the east coast, with stops in VT, NC, TN, GA, LA, AL, TX and FL. Tour highlights include multiple sold out shows, and being surprised backstage by Melissa Etheridge herself who then joined the band onstage for a soul stirring rendition of their song “Wait”.

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

About The CarLeans:

The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between Connecticut based musicians Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Corina Malbaurn (bass, vocals). The blending of their diverse musical backgrounds creates a captivating musical experience. Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful - paired with a delivery and live performance that's honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence. There's a versatile sound that comes from the three piece rooted in Americana/folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun.

Earlier Event: March 15
Eight to the Bar
Later Event: March 23
Westerly Sound presents Thor Jensen