Nakia Kicks Off Dream Big Tour In September

August 28, 2013

For Immediate Release: On September 14, 2013, singer-songwriter Nakia, who rocketed to national fame on NBC’s The Voice, launches the Dream Big Tour in support of his new EP Drown in the Crimson Tide. This first tour since The Voice includes a full band. “The guys I get to play with out of this world musicians. We are tight and ready to put on a show that folks won’t ever forget,” says Nakia

Alabama-raised, singer-songwriter Nakia was already garnering big time attention in his adopted hometown, Austin, TX, aka the Live Music Capital of the World, when, in 2011, The Voice recruited him to compete. In the words of coach Christina Aguilera, the singer “demonstrated a lot of guts and balls” when he chose to sing CeeLo Green’s smash hit Forget You with CeeLo sitting right there, in another of the judges’ chairs. Duly impressed by Nakia’s talent and chutzpah, CeeLo went on to mentor him.

The songs on Drown in the Crimson Tide were written in collaboration with top-tier artists including Barry Goldberg, Bleu, Chris Seefried, Aris Archontis and Brian West. Three were co-produced by legendary keyboardist Goldberg, whose vast resume includes playing with Dylan’s and producing Percy Sledge; and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, who’s worked with Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty and Eric Burdon.

For more information and to arrange interviews: Robert Rankin

NOTABLE QUOTES:

My man is the next big star. CeeLo Green

Nakia’s got some serious soul… Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Otis Redding’s influence is unmistakable throughout the emerging neo-soulster’s new EP Drown in the Crimson Tide. USA Today

Nakia chooses subtlety over grand gestures, making Drown in the Crimson Tide all the more endearing but no less gritty. Austin Chronicle


His live performances are akin to a religious experience…with his… trademark soulful, spiritual sound… a big, theatrical voice, and an execution that’s Southern gospel with more than a hint of Joe Cocker. Texas Music Magazine 


NAKIA LINKS

NAKIA.NET
FACEBOOK.COM/NAKIA
TWITTER.COM/NAKIA
YOUTUBE.COM/NAKIA

Nakia Photos/Videos/Audio

 

GAS UP THE TANK:

Help make the Dream Big Tour a reality:

Donate some gas money for the van!

 

SHOW DATES & TICKET LINKS


Sept 10 - Austin, TX – Sahara Lounge – Dream Big Tour Kickoff Party

Sept 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress with The Tubes
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091413

Sept 15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091513a

Sept 16 – Mill Valley, CA – 142 Throckmorton Theater
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091613

Sept 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Sin City Soul & Blues Revival Festival
Tickets: http://nakia.me/scsbr

Sept 19 - Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s with The Octopus Project
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091913

Sept 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Café
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092013

Sept 21 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092113

Sept 24 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain – HAAM Day Benefit
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092413

Sept 27 – Dallas, TX – AllGood Cafe
Tickets: http://nakia.me/allgoodcafe

Sept 28 - Austin, TX – Pecan Street Festival
Free/All Ages Show: http://nakia.me/tix-092813

Oct 04 - South Padre Island, TX – Concerts On The Bay
Free/All Ages Show: http://nakia.me/tix-100413

BOOKING

National: David Strunk for The Agency Group

Texas: Roggie Baer for RajiWorld

Nakia - The Dream Big Tour

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