Pebble to a Pearl: In stores Oct. 14

Pebble to a Pearl: In stores Oct. 14

I love the artists that successfully mix pop, soul, blues, and funk together. I’ve been pimping Duffy for quite some time now and I’m going to spread the love to Nikka Costa now. I’m a longtime fan of Nikka’s. “Everybody Got Their Something” is still one of my favorite songs, not just by her, but by anyone! If you haven’t heard that song, click here. It’s good for you; I promise! You can also hear the track being used for “General Hospital” promos.

She recorded her new album, Pebble to a Pearl, in just 14 days on her new label Stax/Concord. I’m glad she’s signed elsewhere. Capitol Records just wasn’t getting it done. PTAP will be released on October 14, 2008, just missing the Grammy consideration deadline. Just kidding. It wouldn’t matter anyway. The Grammy Committee only likes soul singers who double as trainwrecks…

In the meantime, take a listen to her new single “Stuck to You” on the sidebar jukebox. The video has been shot and should be released soon. More info about Nikka can be found on her MySpace page.

She’ll be hitting the road soon, too! Catch those dates from MySpace as well. Seems like it’s very fashionable to believe the only real midwest market is Chicago. I’m not counting Milwaukee and Minny because they are relatively close to Chi-Town. Bottom line is if she weren’t playing Chicago, Milkwaukee and Minny wouldn’t be getting shows either. Thanks, Nikka! You and Duffy are killing me!