nickibluhmNicki Bluhm and the Gramblers – Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (rating 4 out of 5)

That deliciously eclectic mix of Blues, Rock and Americana, Nicki Bluhm could be the love child of Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams, if all three of them had a three-way. The writing is edgy, and in your face, with personal lyrics like “I knew you from the day my door got kicked in,”  from the epic sounding album opener, “A Little Too Late,” setting the stage for tragedy and redemption at every turn. The band is first rate, and with ear friendly songs like “Ravenous,” that has an almost Stevie Nicks quality about it, these guys are poised to have a breakout 2014.