Thursday, December 1, 2011

Maya Angelou digs Dwight & Nicole and we bet you will to. They play the late show on a co-bill with soul revivalist Jesse Dee at the Iron Horse on Thursday, December 8th at 10PM

Dwight & Nicole are an exciting American roots act heavily influenced by Otis Redding, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Patsy Cline, and The Staple Singers. Fronted by two soul singers (Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson) who deliver mind-blowing live shows; captivating every audience regardless of age or background. Their sound is a tapestry of blues, soul, jazz, gospel, and rock, transcending simple categorization and treading gracefully along that line which separates the brand new and the classic. 

They've been nominated for 4 Boston Music Awards and 3 Boston Phoenix Awards, starred in the documentary film "Where's the Music At?" and have been featured at the Tangelwood Jazz Festivial, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Life Is Good Festival, and regularly at the Blue Note in NYC. The Boston Globe calls the duo "Riveting" and describes their eclectic debut album !Signs as "a tour de force that demands much wider success... poignant... hard driving... and heavenly" Even Renaissance woman Dr. Maya Angelou is a fan, exclaiming them to be simply "Magnificent!"

Jesse Dee writes timeless songs that resonate as both humble tributes and clever updates of the classics. He brings them to life with a compelling voice that will lift you up as sure as it will lay you down. As a youngster in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Jesse was fascinated by the doo-wop groups and rhythm and blues artists he heard on the oldies stations. 

Since then, the singer/songwriter has drawn inspiration from everywhere he can; the raw and righteous Stax legends and the steam rolling electric grit of the Northern soul icons have ended up front and center. Some of Jesse’s heroes have picked up on his raw attack; he has performed with the likes of Al Green, Solomon Burke, Spencer Wiggins, Bettye Lavette, and his personal favorite, Etta James. Having shared the stage with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, James Hunter, Raphael Saadiq, and Nikka Costa, Jesse is also recognized as an important player in soul music’s modern era.

Tickets for Dwight & Nicole and Jesse Dee at the Iron Horse on Thursday, December 8th at 10PM are available at Northampton Box Office,76 Main Street. 413-586-8686 and online at

1 comment:

Sophia J. said...

This is an absolutely incredible show. If you are able to you have to see them!!!!!! Dwight & Nicole'c chemistry, harmonies and raw talent are magical. Jesse Dee sings from the soul and gives you goose bumps. This is one powerful, soulful line up.