Alicia Nicole Part 2 (E31)
Alicia Nicole continues to share her inspirations and even a few more of her original tracks on this part 2 of our interview. She takes us through the music of Jeff Buckley, Portishead, Kali Uchis, Ann Peebles, Eva Cassidy, Alabama Shakes, Erykah Badu, Goapele, and Damien Rice.
Of particular note Alicia taught me a bit about Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996). This impressive talent was an American singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz, folk, and blues music, born with a powerful, emotive soprano voice. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album titled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. She died of melanomain 1996 at the age of 33.
Alicia Nicole Part 2 Sound & Color (E31) – this week on Lester the Nightfly.
Singer, Composer, Song-writer, Music Producer
My fascination with music started on the piano when I was seven. At that time, I would hide away by myself and write songs over piano melodies I came up with. I was so shy back then that I never really shared my love for singing until after I graduated high school. That’s when I became interested in music production and performing. I started performing in 2016 and released a collaborative album with producer Pxncho called “A.M.ZOL Part 1.”
Learn more about Alicia here: Voyage LA Magazine
Tracks included in order of appearance.
|Song||Artist / Album||Year|
|Glory Box||Portishead / Dummy||1994|
|Sour Times||Portishead / Dummy||1994|
|Makes Me Wanna Die||Tricky / Pre Millennium Tension||1996|
|angel||Kali Uchus / TO FEEL ALIVE (EP)||2020|
|Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness||Ann Peebles / Straight from the Heart||1971|
|Autumn Leaves||Eva Cassidy / Live at Blues Alley||1997|
|Everybody Here Wants You||Jeff Buckley / Sketches for My Sweetheart (The Drunk)||1998|
|Sound & Color||Alabama Shakes / Sound & Color||2015|
|On & On||Erykah Badu / Baduizm||1997|
|Closer||Goapele / Even Closer||2002|
|The Blower’s Daughter||Damien Rice / O||2003|
|Waiting on You||Alicia Nicole / Waiting on You (EP)||2019|
|When Heaven Comes||Alicia Nicole / When Heaven Comes||2021|
LEST-OMETER – 2021
In this episode our music centers around the year 2021 as you can see from our LEST-OMETER below. Yep – that’s how we roll around here… the very latest in music technology!!