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Nicole Atkins in Concert

A young singer-songwriter from New Jersey, Nicole Atkins grew up listening to old-school folk and country, which would later inform her own soulful crooning, introspective songwriting, and subtly psychedelic rock sound. Atkins will perform a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia at noon ET.

Frequently drawing comparisons to Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, Atkins released a demo tape (2005's Party's Over) in response to her success as a live performer. This helped get Atkins a major-label deal, and in 2006, Rolling Stone named her one of the year's 10 artists to watch, before she'd even recorded her debut studio album. An EP titled Bleeding Diamonds places Atkins' melancholy, reflective songwriting atop a vast, expressive backdrop courtesy of her supporting band, The Sea. Atkins' full-length debut, Neptune City, came out last fall.

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