TRIXIE WHITLEY  +Johnny Nicholson


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Fourth corner. Physically, it’s where four states in the U.S. come together at one singular point. Symbolically, it’s where the four great rivers in China come together as one. Or, it could be the cycle of life during the four seasons of the year. For Trixie Whitley, it’s a metaphor for trying to find balance and belonging from the songs that make up her scintillating debut album, Fourth Corner.

Whitley burst into public consciousness in 2011 as the lead singer of Black Dub, super-­‐producer Daniel Lanois’ (U2, Bob Dylan) project, blowing people away with a voice and presence beyond her now-­‐25 years.And it’s that voice: an emotional, blues-­‐drenched instrument that ranges from a lilting slap to a knock-­‐you-­‐backwards uppercut. On Fourth Corner, Whitley explores the range of human emotion in another set of four: utter love, total rage, unadulterated happiness, and crippling loneliness. “It’s those elements of life I keep coming back to,” she says. “Both as a person and musically as well.”

Folk / Contemporary / Alternative

"Singer/songwriter Johnny Nicholson reflects a deep and diverse talent. Unafraid to venture into new territory, he's lived in California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Europe. Nicholson's motley of adventurous explorations in geography is paralleled with his musical styles. He can play it all..."

"Ultimately, Nicholson is an artist you would take with you to celebrate, to ponder, and to live. While his sound is predominantly smooth and calming, Nicholson also produces music to match the many moods of life. Easy to relate to, the singer/songwriter seamlessly tells snippets of his autobiography..." (Lauren Proctor, Northeast Indie In Tune)