Danielle Nicole, Lex Cole, Caity Krone, Brigitte Purdy

Danielle Nicole

Lex Cole

Caity Krone

Brigitte Purdy

Thursday, April 25

Doors: 7:45 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

  • Lex Cole - 8:15
  • Danielle Nicole - 9:00
  • Caity Krone - 10:05
  • Brigitte Purdy - 11:15

Danielle Nicole
Danielle Nicole
Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returns with a follow-up release via Concord Records.
"I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do.  But now I'm reaching out more and trying different things.  It still sounds like me, but I'm stretching out a lot more than I have previously."
Nicole's distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation's 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork.  Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot's bassist, now she can't imagine life without it. 
"When I started doing my solo thing," she continues, "someone asked me if I was gonna hire a bass player.  No, of course not!  I originally picked up the bass to keep Trampled Under Foot a family band, but I really fell in love with it.  It was a huge challenge, and it still is.  But I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that.  I had learned some stuff on acoustic guitar before I started playing bass, but I never really felt connected to it the way I do with the bass.  It's empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it's 'OK, I'm gonna play this bass, we're gonna do this, and it's gonna rock.'"
Rounding out her band are longtime Danielle Nicole Band guitarist  and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller, and drummer Rodd Bland, son of blues legend Bobby “Blue” Bland, who earned his chops playing in his dad’s band and later with BB King.
"I think that it's a good time for the kind of thing I'm doing," she states.  "From my years of playing blues festivals, I've seen that younger and younger audiences are getting into the blues.  I think that people want to hear authentic music again."
Lex Cole
Lex Cole is a 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and performer from Yonkers, New York. She is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she was a Vocal Performance Major.
Lex has had the opportunity to perform during half time at a New York Knick’s basketball game at Madison Square Garden as well as performing background vocals with a choir for Susan Boyle on The Today Show, at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, and on the Larry King show.
During her time at Berklee, Lex was able to open up for numerous artists such as Brian McKnight with the Divas as well as Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner with The Neo Soul Ensemble during a Marvin Gaye Tribute.
She also performed background vocals for Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner during the tribute. Additionally, she has sung backgrounds for R&B singer, Ledisi, in 2016 and in March of 2017, Lex performed with Beyoncé’s Original All Female Band.
Lex has performed at a number of venues in New York City including Crash Mansion, The Bitter End, The Village Underground, Dillons Cabaret, Triads, Arthur’s Tavern in Greenwich Village and The Cutting Room, where she was accompanied by John Stamos on drums and Richie Canada, Billy Joel‘s former sax player. She has also performed at the NYC marathon. Outside of NYC, Lex has performed at The House of Blues in Boston, as well as numerous venues in the New England area.
Lex’s debut single, “Can’t Have You”, is available on all streaming platforms now!
Caity Krone
Caity Krone
aity Krone is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. Her shimmering debut single, Record About You, has the flowering creative influence of her Laurel Canyon predecessors, Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell. Caity channels a delicate balance of folk and Southern California classic rock with a modern sensibility. Her debut EP is set to be released Summer 2019.
Brigitte Purdy
Brigitte Purdy
To have the ability to sing is something that many of us are naturally gifted from a very early age. Very few individuals, though, are able to connect such ability to their own emotions and translate them into singing and songwriting.
Brigitte Rios Purdy has felt that need to sing about her own inner feelings and emotions since she was a child. Born and raised in Los Angeles Brigitte Purdy has soon expressed the great desire to become a singer, with a particular inclination to soul, blues and R&B.
It didn't take too long for the american singer and songwriter, thanks to her pure and silky singing voice, to be noted and asked to perform on the same stage with artists like Walter Trout, Sugaray Rayford, Tim Bogart Dionne Warwick, and Dolly Parton amongst others. Singing background vocals for such artists as The Who and Paul Rodgers.
Once the ice of the music business was broken, Brigitte Rios Purdy's next step into connecting completely with music at 360 degrees was starting to write her own songs. Her profound, love and admiration for the late great B.B. King pushed the American artist to compose her very first song called Lucille, Don't You Weep, a blues ballad with clear references to King's most favourite guitar and the intensity of the sound coming from one of the most famous blues guitars of all time.
The song became the perfect platform for the singer and songwriter to combine her wonderful and unique voice with her new found talent as a lyricist and to inspire her to write more songs that would allow Purdy to show her phenomenal vocal skills. Encouraged by the positive comments of the music press worldwide, since her debut single, the American artist has then never stopped writing and recording new material. Another of the original songs coming from Purdy's repertoire, currently on constant heavy rotation on some of the biggest blues/rock radio in America, is her brand new
single called Blues Angel. The tune is a superb blues ballad with tinges of jazz, with a flawless vocal performance from Purdy. The Californian artist is, though, not just a great blues interpreter but she has also written and recorded few catchy songs with a more blues/rock approach, like Rise Like The Water and Shot Heard Around The World, part of the original material belonging to the repertoire of this rising star in the music business.
Many independent record labels are already trying to sign the American artist.
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/