“Nicole Hart’s new CD, Treasure, sends chills up & down my spine.”
“Thanks for sending the wonderful cd “Treasure” by Nicole Hart – it is superb”
“The Blonde blueser cruises into Syracuse – This Georgia peach, currently touring in support of her CD, Treasure” (Blues Leaf Records) has a supple voice that can handle the many ranges demanded by the funk, jazz and rhythm’n'blues musical persuasions. ”
Nicole Hart stands at the crossroads of many musical boundaries, undefined by any genre. The sound is a natural evolution of Blues, R&B, Funk & Soul, aggressively combining a seductive, funky feel with the soulful nuances of the Blues. Under the direction of producer, arranger, and keyboardist Lance Ong (David Sanborn, Andre Crouch), the mission of this consortium is to bring an intense, provocative listening experience & a musically enticing & satisfying show to the audience.
Music & Video
We at Blues Leaf are all mourning the loss of one of our family members – keyboardist, arranger, and musical director Lance Ong. He was a “Treasure” to all of us who knew him and played with him. He may be gone but won’t be forgotten. May you rest in peace, Lancee. ~ Joe Morabia and the Blues Leaf Family Click to listen: Sirius/M Tribute to Lance with Bill Wax http://www.nicolehart.com/Bill_Wax_Lance_000.mp3
You Were Lying To Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a2Ip_au3hY&feature=player_embedded#!
Can’t Find My Way Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfTzqEz-N8w&feature=player_embedded
Thanks to Michelle and Albert Castiglia for the video from the Back Room in Boca Raton, FL!
Below are samples from our latest CD, “Treasure”, released on the BluesLeaf Label on April 14th. Thanks to all the great Blues DJ’s, “Treasure: made it’s debut on the Living Blues Charts for April at #14. Thanks also to Mr. Bill Wax & Mr. Bob Porter, “Treasure” is receiving National airplay on XM/Sirius and Music Choice.
Click here for: Nicole Hart Interview at All About Jazz http://www.bluesboys.com/home/media/nicole/All_About_Jazz_Interview.pdf
•Can’t Ever Let You Go •Heart Trouble •You Were Lyin to Me •Higher Ground •No Cuttin Loose •Treasure •I Just Want to Cry •Singin the Blues •Gin House Blues •It Feels So Right •Other Side of the World MP3
Below check out tunes from our first independent release, “Live NRG” which served to put us on the proverbial “blues map.” THANKS to Rick Lusher and all the DJ’s who gave a then unknown artist the spins. Our fans asked us to record our live show for release, and we did just that! We put together a compendium of performances recorded during the summer concert season, choosing specific performances featured on this CD because of the spirit that was present at that particular show, for that particular song.
On some of the tracks, we were fortunate to have our friend Stanley Behrens (Willie Dixon, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Smith, Canned Heat) who flew out from the West Coast to join us on stage with his sweet harmonica and tenor. Guitarists Rich Cohen and Grammy nominee Gil Parris, each in his own inimitable way, stepped to the plate to deliver two different styles of playing, earmarking the respective tunes with their distinct sounds. Of course as usual Lance Ong, keys, Vonnie Hudson, bass, & Joe Piteo on drums are slammin’. We really hope you enjoy it!
Here are some samples from that CD. Also, if you missed the recent radio interviews, you can hear them here as well. You will need a player that can playback MP3 files.
•Voodoo Woman •Every Night of the Week •Hurt So Bad •Think About Love •Hot’Lanta MP3
•Nicole and Mark Meding Interview with Bob Putignano – “Sounds of Blue” on WFDU, New Jersey 8/10/09 •Nicole Interview with Roy Prescott – “Blues Summit” on WMWV 4/15/09 •Nicole Interview with Stu Coogan – “A Box of Blues” WBJB, New Jersey •Nicole Interview with Tad Dickens – Podcast for The Roanoke Times •Nicole Interview with Greg Guzman – “Blue Plate Special” on WUWF, Pensacola, Fl •Nicole Interview with Roy Prescott – “Blues Summit” on WMWV 93.5FM, Vermont •Nicole and Lance with Lee Henzel – “Blues Therapy” on WRFG-FM, Atlanta •Nicole with Ben “The Harpman” Cox – WEAI, Illinois •Nicole with Mr. G for his “Women in Music Show” – WHUS, Connecticut •Nicole Hart and Stanley Behrens – WFDU with Dennis Gruenling, Teaneck •Nicole Hart – WVOF The Upper Room with Joe Kelly, Connecticut