Grammy Nominated for best Contemporary Blues Album, Danielle Nicole Band

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Grammy Nominated for best Contemporary Blues Album, Danielle Nicole Band

Ashleigh Chevalier

Sun · March 3, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

This show is G.A.

Seating is first come first serve

Tables are meant to be shared.


Grammy Nominated for best Contemporary Blues Album, Danielle Nicole Band
Grammy Nominated for best Contemporary Blues Album, Danielle Nicole Band
Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of Kansas City blues-rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returns with a follow-up release via Concord Records.

"I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do. But now I'm reaching out more and trying different things. It still sounds like me, but I'm stretching out a lot more than I have previously."

Nicole's distinctive, inventive bass work—which resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation's 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass—is the product of years of intensive roadwork. Although she had no experience with the instrument when she became Trampled Under Foot's bassist, now she can't imagine life without it.

"When I started doing my solo thing," she continues, "someone asked me if I was gonna hire a bass player. No, of course not! I originally picked up the bass to keep Trampled Under Foot a family band, but I really fell in love with it. It was a huge challenge, and it still is. But I really love being part of the groove and getting to sing on top of that. I had learned some stuff on acoustic guitar before I started playing bass, but I never really felt connected to it the way I do with the bass. It's empowering, walking onto a stage full of grown men who can play their asses off, and it's 'OK, I'm gonna play this bass, we're gonna do this, and it's gonna rock.'"

Rounding out her band are longtime Danielle Nicole Band guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Miller, and her older brother Kris Schenebelen [Trampled Under Foot] on drums.

"I think that it's a good time for the kind of thing I'm doing," she states. "From my years of playing blues festivals, I've seen that younger and younger audiences are getting into the blues. I think that people want to hear authentic music again."
Ashleigh Chevalier
Ashleigh Chevalier
Ashleigh Chevalier fuses her own brand of roots rock and funky jam blues with genre bending powerhouse vocals and a fiery, unforgettable stage performance. Supported by an all-star band, Chevalier never ceases to amaze and captivate audiences.

Chevalier's first album, From the Soles, produced by Grammy Winner Jon Carroll, received a nomination for "Contemporary Folk Album of the Year" in Washington D.C.'s Washington Area Music Awards. With special guests like Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter), Hunter Wolfe (Born Crooked), and international saxophonist Ron Holloway (Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, Dizzie Gillespie), the album pleases all who hear it.

Since her release, Chevalier has performed across the Mid Atlantic Region a guest performer and with her band: The Hamilton in D.C., The Recher Theater in Maryland, The Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg), Smokehouse Live, The State Theater in Culpeper, The Southern in Charlottesville, The Tin Pan in RVA, Clementine's in Harrisonburg, Gypsy Sally's in D.C., Hill Country BBQ in D.C. , The Virginia State Fair, and various festivals and events. To date, she has opened twice for BMA Winners Devon Allman, Samantha Fish, Jarekus Singleton, as well as supporting Kansas, and The Sam Grow Band. She has shared the stage with members of James Brown's Fabulous Jewels, Devon Allman, Modern Yesterday's Andrew Hellier, Steve Jarrell from The Prophets, Billy Hancock, and Dave Elliott (Little Feat, Danny Gatton), legendary blues man, Linwood Taylor, and The Bobby Thompson Project.

Burnin' Down, Chevalier's next album will be released Fall 2016 following the release of two singles. Chevalier is touring to support her two singles and new album for 2016.

Chevalier is a love activist with a pay it forward attitude. She believes strongly in equality for all, eating what is good for ya, respecting the Earth and all parts in and on it, as well as just being nice. She considers herself a-political, though some may find her opinionated about being nice.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024