Joni Nichols
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Joni Nichols


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The best kept secret in music


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debut LP: in the dark


Feeling a bit camera shy


Singer/songwriter Joni Nichols, performing on piano and guitar as a duo or a full band, is new to Los Angeles, but not new to music. After writing and performing music for several years, In the Dark, her debut studio album, is a stepping out of the privacy in which she first began sharing music. We grow up doing the things that people clap for… taking the road of least resistance, most applause, taking on the definitions of others. Leaving those false identities of youth, there is a reckoning and re-defining of what we are made of--in the midst of a bombardment of conflicting messages. Some of us untie gradually the messy webs that get lodged in our minds, cutting one by one; but for her, it was five thousand at once. In the Dark encapsules that struggle and chronicles the standstill in which she remained a nonpublic performer for, what her fans will tell you, was too long!

Starting in a Lubbock coffeehouse which turned quickly into a band, she played a season in that area while recording In the Dark, then moved to Los Angeles.

Spanning quite a time period, there were plenty of songs to choose for the album, but wanting to give a taste of the full spectrum of her music and wanting also to capture the story, she chose songs from the very beginning. In this way, it’s a perfect introduction to her music and to where she's been. This is a journey that every goes through. It’s more gradual or comes later for others, but it’s about seeing yourself in the light... when you didn't even know you were in the dark at all.