Danielle Nicole

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Danielle Nicole
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Background information
Birth nameDanielle Nicole Schnebelen
OriginKansas City, United States
GenresSoul, blues
InstrumentsVocals, bass guitar, guitar
LabelsConcord
Associated actsTrampled Under Foot
Websitedaniellenicolekc.com

Danielle Nicole (born Danielle Nicole Schnebelen) is an American blues/soul musician from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Her self-titled solo debut EP was released March 10, 2015 on Concord Records. The self-titled EP features Grammy Award-winning producer-guitarist Anders Osborne, Galactic's co-founding drummer Stanton Moore and keyboardist Mike Sedovic.[1] On February 25, 2015, American Blues Scene premiered the track "Didn't Do You No Good" off the new EP.[2]

In May 2019, she received Blues Music Awards for both Contemporary Blues Female Artist and Bass Instrumentalist.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Danielle Nicole was previously in the band Trampled Under Foot with her brothers Kris and Nick Schnebelen.[5] At the 2014 Blues Music Awards, Trampled Under Foot's album, Badlands, won the 'Contemporary Blues Album of the Year' category. At the same ceremony, Danielle Nicole, under the name of Danielle Schnebelen, triumphed in the 'Best Instrumentalist – Bass' category.[6] The band was also nominated in the 'Band of the Year' category.[7]

Career[edit]

In September 2015, her debut album, Wolf Den, was released on Concord Records.[8] It reached number 2 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart in October that year.[9] The album was produced by Anders Osborne and Ryan Kingsbury. Writers included Danielle Nicole, Anders Osborne, Al Jackson Jr. and Mike Sedovic. Players were Danielle Nicole, vocals/bass; Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson, guitars; Mike Sedovic, keyboards; Stanton Moore, drums.

On March 10, 2018, Danielle Nicole's second release, Cry No More,[10] peaked at number 1 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart [11] and included producer collaborator Tony Braunagel; writers Danielle Schnebelen, Bill Withers, Prince, Jeff Paris, Tamara Champlin, Maia Sharp, Pam Rose, Anthony LaPeau and John Lardieri. Players were Danielle Nicole, vocals/bass; Nick Schnebelen, Brandon Miller, Walter Trout, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Monster Mike Welch, Luther Dickinson and Johnny Lee Schell, guitars; Mike Sedovic, Mike Finnigan, and Kelly Finnigan, organs; Tony Braunagel, drums; with Maxanne Lewis and Kudisan Kai as background vocalists. The TV series, S.W.A.T., used "Save Me" from this album on the February 21, 2019 episode of the show.

Danielle Nicole along with Christone Ingram, did the warm up show for the Fourth Annual Utah Blues Festival June, 2018 at the State Room,[12] headlined with her band, Brandon Miller and Kris Schnebelen at the International Blues Festival in Canada in July, 2018 [13] and at the Bean Blossom Blues Festival in Indiana in August, 2018.[14] She performed with an orchestra her tribute to Etta James and Aretha Franklin at Knuckleheads Saloon November, 2018[15] and, in February 2019, was part of a cruise[16] and concert at Knuckleheads[17] for the Michael Ledbetter Foundation.

Danielle Nicole's awards have included the Independent Blues Award for best contemporary CD in Blues Blast magazine,[18] and Top 20 Blues Rock Roots Album.[19] She was inducted into Canada's South Blues Society Hall of Fame.[20]

Her release "Cry No More" was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award in Contemporary blues.[21][22]

In May 2019, Danielle Nicole's "Cry No More" received 2 Blues Music Awards for Contemporary Blues Female Artist and Bass Instrumentalist [23][4] and garnished 3 additional Independent Blues Awards in September 2019 for best R & B Soul CD, Music Video for the album's title track, and R & B Soul Song for Prince's How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" [24]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Danielle Nicole (March 10, 2015)[25]

Albums[edit]

  • Wolf Den (September 15, 2015)[8]
  • Live at the Gospel Lounge (May 22, 2017) (Limited release, only sold at concerts)
  • Cry No More (February 23, 2018)[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National premiere: Danielle Nicole solo debut". Bridge909.org. February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Listen Now: Danielle Nicole's Didn't Do You No Good". Americanbluesscene.com. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Blues Foundation Music Awards 2019". Commercialappeal.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "2019 Blues Music Awards Winners Announced". Antimusic.com. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "About - Danielle Nicole". Danielle Nicole. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Gordon, Reverend Keith A. (March 8, 2017). "2014 Blues Music Awards". Thoughtco.com. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Kansas City blues trio Trampled Under Foot wins Blues Music Awards trophies". The Kansas City Star. May 12, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Wolf Den - Danielle Nicole". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Blues Music: Top Blues Albums Chart". Billboard.com. October 17, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Review "Cry No More"". Bluesblastmagazine.com. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Billboard Blues Chart". Billboard.com. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  12. ^ McGregor, Nick. "Music Monday: Ogden Twilight, and the week ahead". Salt Lake City Weekly. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  13. ^ "International Blues Festival, Canada". Blues.tremblant.ca. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Bean Blossom Blues Festival". Beanblossomblues.com. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Tribute to Etta James and Aretha Franklin at Knuckleheads". Inkansascity.com. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Legendary R & B Cruise Tribute to Mike Ledbetter". Bluescruise.com. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Knuckleheads Tribute to Mike Ledbetter". Knuckleheadskc.com. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  18. ^ "International Best Contemporary CD Independent Blues Award". Makingascene.com. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Top 20 Rock, Roots Albums of 2018". Rockandbluesmuse.com. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Induction into Canadas South Blues Society Hall of Fame". Eyesonwindsor.com. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Cry No More, Danielle Nicole - Grammy Nomination". Kcur.org. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Kansas City Star on Grammy Nomination". Kansascity.com. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Blues Foundation Music Awards 2019". Blues.org. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Independent Blues Awards 2019". Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  25. ^ "First Track Debuts From Danielle Nicole Band". Flatlandkc.org. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  26. ^ Maxwell, Jackson (November 30, 2017). "Danielle Nicole Premieres New Song, "Save Me," Featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd". Guitarworld.com. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

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