Nicole Reynolds is a charming and playful singer/songwriter,
she has earned herself a deserved reputation for smart lyrics
and subtly tackling big topics. her latest release,
unordinary mine, is a collection of songs from 2007 to 2008.
in it are loggers, prostitutes, a congressman, taxmen, indians,
a girl who smokes, a girl who doesn't, a canary, a fireman, and
some other mysterious figures. such a wide social range.
come check out a show.
She was born into a family of Pittsburgh steelworkers. This ancestry initially influenced her desire to write music as a means to convey the struggle of the working class. After completing a major in jazz guitar and composition and travelling West, she began to broaden her songwriting to encompass the universal themes of love, betrayal, disillusionment, and hope as well as issue-specific songs addressing war, sexuality, and health care. These and other topical concerns are incorporated into her 20 song debut release, Wolves Won’t Eat Us, independently released in August of 2006.
In July of 2006, Nicole moved to a small organic farm in Western PA and continues to reside and work there in between recording and touring. Her second album, This Arduous Alchemy, is slated for release in the summer of 2007. She has expanded from the folk simplicity that defined her first cd into a broader sound that resonates with a rich spectrum of personal experiences. Through a collaboration with Philadelphia-based recording artists, Nicole has covered a wide variety of songwriting styles and looks forward to touring in support of the album.
Nicole can be found this spring and summer sharing the stage with Melissa Ferrick and Dan Bern, as well as Kara Barnard at the National Womens Music Festival.