Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols’ and Rose’s four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-piece’s ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion.
Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.
Emily Nott is a Chicago-based folk musician and singer-songwriter. Emily is deeply influenced by traditional ballad singing, the poetry and storytelling of her family and music community, and a belief that music can unite people. She writes honest, plaintive songs that tell stories both personal and universal.
Emily has performed with Glass Mountain, Joybird, and the Bard Owls. She is a proud member of the Old Lazarus’ Harp Folk Collective. Emily has played traditional music festivals such as Wheatland Music Festival (MI) and the Midwest Sing and Stomp (IL). Emily has opened for Elizabeth Laprelle, and shared a bill with the likes of Jim Lauderdale and Bruce Molsky. She has studied ballad singing with Michael and Carrie Kline. She is inspired by artists such as Gillian Welch, Jean Ritchie, and Connie Converse.