Nicole Atkins & The Sea - The Way It Is & Neptune City genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

I first saw Nicole Atkins perform The Way It Is on The Late Show with David Letterman. I remember thinking her voice sounded like another artist I really like...but I couldn't think of who it was. When I decided to post her performance, I listened to the song she sang on Letterman and I also found a second song, Neptune City, which I've posted below.

That's when it hit me...she sounds a lot like Mama Cass from The Mama's & the Papa's. Her sound also reminds me of the folksy style of Judy Collins from many of her old songs...although Atkins has incorporated a number of new elements in her style and her sound.

Atkins grew up in New Jersey and her album, "Neptune City", has the same name as the city in which she was raised. "Neptune City" is Atkins' first widely recognized work. To find out more about Atkins, you can visit her web page here...or her MySpace page here.

Nicole Atkins - The Way It Is

Nicole Atkins - Neptune City

Tagged as: David Letterman, Judy Collins, Mama Cass, Mama's & Papa's, Music, Neptune City, Nicloe Atkins, The Late Show, The Way It Is

Daniel DiRito | December 20, 2007 | 11:22 AM
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