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Most recent release, Arm's Distance (2004)
Own and co-written
I like to plug my favorite Portland area singer/songwriter/bad-joke-teller whenever I get the chance: Nicole Campbell. Her CDs (Little Voice and Songs from the Red Room) kick serious butt. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Little Voice if you lean towards folk or rock; Songs from the Red Room if you lean towards folk-pop
1998—Wrought Iron Records (PO Box 82931, Portland, OR 97282)—WIR 0373 2
Nicole Campbell—vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Tim Ellis—electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Mel Kubik & Nicole Campbell (Mike Moore, co-producer)
Great debut from a woman who does not have a little voice but is a polished and self-assured singer, songwriter, and musician. This album is very folky, but is also probably the most rock-oriented of the three she's released to date. (JoAnn Whetsell)
2001—Wrought Iron Records (PO Box 82931, Portland, OR 97282)—WIR 0825 2
Nicole Campbell—vocals, acoustic & sexy electric guitars
Tony Lash—textures, noises, weird guitars, keys, melodica, drums, percussion, samples, loops and programming
A really good folk/pop/rock album. All 9 tracks are solid, and some like "Fly Away" are especially catchy. But my favorite is "Breathe," which is open and spacious and, well, breathes. Seventeen years later, the album sounds as fresh as ever. (JoAnn Whetsell)
2004—Wrought Iron Records (PO Box 82931, Portland, OR 97282)—WIR 0006
Nicole Campbell—vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, synth (10)
James Beaton—hammond, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, fever piano, melotron, clavinet
Keith Schreiner, Nicole Campbell & Simon Widdowson
The most 'pop' of Nicole's releases. It's a solid album, but isn't as distinctive to me as Little Voice or Songs from the Red Room. I do love her cover of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" though. (JoAnn Whetsell))
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for her work on this entry.
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