Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Eps. 24: Nicki Bluhm

Nicki Bluhm showed up on the national scene in with her alt-country group the Gramblers, when their cover version of Hall & Oates’s “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” went viral in 2012. Their self-titled album dropped the following year and peaked in the top ten on the Americana charts.

Within a few years, though, Bluhm and her husband (also a member of the Gramblers) split up and she headed from San Francisco to Nashville for a new start. Her new album, Avondale Drive, named for the home she landed in when she first moved to Tennessee, digs into recovering from that divorce, finding trust and resilience, starting to date again, and so on.

In this new episode of the Why We Write podcast, we dug into all of this and how it has showed up in her songwriting. So press play and enjoy this new episode with the wonderful—now solo singer-songwriter—Nicki Bluhm.

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