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Nicki Bluhm

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Nicki Bluhm
Nicki Bluhm and Tim Bluhm in 2011
Nicki Bluhm and Tim Bluhm in 2011
Background information
Born (1979-09-22) 22 September 1979 (age 44)
OriginSan Francisco, California
GenresRock, soul, alt-country, folk
Years active2006–present
LabelsLittle Sur Records, Compass Records
WebsiteNicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm (born September 22, 1979) is a singer-songwriter from Lafayette, California who formed The Gramblers in 2008. Since leaving the band she has released one studio album To Rise You Gotta Fall. Her other solo albums Toby's Song, Driftwood came before the Gramblers.



Bluhm is from Lafayette, California and since 2008 has released several albums including two with The Gramblers. They recorded David Bowie's song, Pressure, for the "Best Moment" segment of the Espys awards in 2012[1] and their YouTube video of the Hall & Oates song "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" has been viewed more than a million times.[2][3][4] Bluhm has focused on a solo career but had stated in 2018 that she is not "closing any doors" with the Gramblers.[5]

In 2023 Nicki Bluhm toured with Phil Lesh and Friends,[6][7] performed in 15 shows across the United States and Portugal,[8] and released 8 digital singles covering the songs of Cher.[9]



In the studio


Solo albums

  • Toby's Song (Little Knickers, 2008)
  • Driftwood (Little Knickers, 2011, re-released 2012 on Little Sur Records, 2012)
  • To Rise You Gotta Fall (Compass Records, 2018)
  • To Rise You Gotta Fall Side b/w Right Down The Line (single) (Need To Know, 2019)

With her husband, Tim

  • Duets (Little Sur Records, 2011)

With The Gramblers

  • Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers (Little Sur Records, 2013)
  • Love Wild Lost (Little Sur Records, 2015)

Live recordings


With Brokedown in Bakersfield

  • Brokedown in Bakersfield (Little Sur, 2014)


  1. ^ Spencer, Sheldon (July 11, 2012). "Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers deliver Under Pressure for ESPYS". ESPN. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Baca, Ricardo (2012-07-20). "You-Tube sensation Nicki Bluhm, from Hall & Oates covers to her own '70s inspirations". denverpost.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Ann Oldenburg (August 7, 2012). "Exclusive: Gap showcases artists who 'Shine'". content.usatoday.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Comingore, Aly (April 2013). "Hitting the Road with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers". www.independent.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "The Core: Nicki Bluhm on New Album 'To Rise You Gotta Fall'". Relix Media. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  6. ^ Sissler, James (2023-03-18). "Phil Lesh & Friends Deepen Their Telepathic Channels Ahead Of 100th Capitol Theatre Show [Photos/Videos/Audio]". L4LM. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  7. ^ "Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free & Borrowable Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine". archive.org. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  8. ^ "Nicki Bluhm". Bandsintown. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  9. ^ "THE BEAT GOES ON – NICKI BLUHM SINGS CHER". Grateful Web. Retrieved 2023-12-09.