Watch List: Danielle Nicole Says 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right'
The first time we heard Danielle Nicole Schnebelen sing - see the middle video, below - it is no exaggeration to say that we were completely and utterly blown away. Uninhibited, intuitive and effortless, Danielle Nicole's phenomenal rendition of the iconic 'It's A Man's World' was infused with such raw urgency and primal, volcanic passion that it seemed to emanate from the very depths of her soul, erupting forth with a ferociously visceral intensity that was truly spellbinding in its inimitable showcasing of her remarkable voice. Blessed with a breathtaking vocal dynamism, power and agility, the richly articulate phrasing and emotionally resonant subtleties and inflections in her voice are just just as adept at getting to the sensitive heart of a lyric as they are at blowing the roof off, as she shows here with a superbly heartfelt rendition of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right', taken from her recent 'Danielle Nicole' EP.
A singer/bassist/songwriter with a self-described 'blues-based roots' musical sensibility, the Kansas City-raised Danielle Nicole grew up with a foundation in the blues courtesy of her musician parents and big-band singer grandmother, being further influenced by the likes of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney, Sarah Vaughn and Janis Joplin. Starting gigging at 14, she teamed up with her brothers to form Trampled Under Foot, with the band going on to earn a highly regarded reputation on the blues scene in its thirteen-year life-span, including multiple international awards, a Billboard Blues #1 album and landing as one of NPR's '10 Artists To Know' for 2013. Following the band's cessation, Danielle Nicole has set out on her own with her 'Danielle Nicole Band', and, having been selected for iTunes 'New Artist Spotlight' and toured with George Thorogood and Buddy Guy, she is looking forward to following up her recent New Orleans-recorded EP with the 'Wolf Den' album this summer.