Marty Duda's artist of the week - Nicole Atkins
Nicole Atkins is from New Jersey and released her first album, Neptune City, in 2007. She has a big, full voice, similar to Mama Cass Elliott and the production and songs on her first album are reminiscent of Roy Orbison. Nicole split with her record company after a covers EP and went the independent route heading in a more contemporary, rock-oriented style along the way. Her latest album Slow Phaser was released early 2014. She has been on tour opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Marty saw the show in New Orleans recently.