“I write about power—how we find it, how we lose it, how we give it away, and what we must do to get it back.”
Nikole Potulsky grew up in small towns, at the kitchen tables of working women who taught her to read cards, listen for deeper meaning, make her own money, and never back down. Her stories often chronicle the lives of these women- mothers, grandmothers, counterfeiters, fortune tellers, bar owners, gamblers, arsonists, divorcees, and mistresses. She connects their stories of rebellion and resistance to her own and raises up parallel stories of resilience. Nikole writes to reminds us that there is beauty and power in everything, particularly the darkness, the unspoken, the lost, and the forgotten.
Nikole Potulsky stirs the raw emotion of the blues, the call to action of folk, the storytelling of country music with the longing for salvation of gospel.
Nikole’s engaging storytelling style, compelling personal narratives, and powerful voice move audiences deftly between quiet reflection to uproarious laughter. One reviewer called her debut album "an eleven song Moth story slam." Her sound has been compared to Lucinda Williams, Brandi Carlile, John Prine, and Grace Potter.
Nikole has performed across the United States on stages with Ferron, Michele Malone, Israel Nash, Daphne Willis, Edna Vasquez, Ashleigh Flynn, Taína Asili y la Banda Rebelde, Evan Greer, and at events like Unchaste, Get Nervous, Grief Rites, Coming Out Monologues, Siren Nation, OutLoud Music Festival, Rhea Music Festival, Batts Comedy Tour, and once in a honky-tonk bar behind chicken wire.
Artist: Nikole Potulsky (Portland, OR)
Genre: Country Blues/ Singer-Songwriter (ASCAP)
Album Title: You Want to Know About Me (2017)