Music Monday: Have I been following and listening this long?

| October 16, 2017

This past week the "Years Ago on this Day" center column of My Desultory Blog I noticed a Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers post from October 2014. The post was their first video after they moved from a "van" (aka: Van Sessions) to a larger bus. It was a fun "from the road" Brewer and […]

Nicki Bluhm and an appropriate song for our political state

| February 8, 2017

Nicki Bluhm continues her image as someone who fit better in the 1960s and 70s (a time before she was born), than someone rising in popularity nowadays. I’ve enjoyed her music, and Van Sessions with The Gramblers, from the beginning and continue to appreciate her talent … and love the sound. This new folk music […]

Video: A new Van Session from Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

| July 20, 2015

Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers – Mr. Saturday Night – Loved Wild Lost – Van Session 29

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Waiting on Love music video

| May 24, 2015

Once upon a time I use to listened to music records, tapes and CDs. Now with hearing loss, I usually prefer silence or just “voice/talk/news” coming from speakers or the occasional online ditty … but there are a few exceptions. I still enjoy old favorites — from the best music decade, aka: 1970s, usually on […]

New music and events for Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers

| February 18, 2015

I’ve posted, and have been following, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers for the last couple of years ever since hearing their first Van Session. I’ll keep updating since the new music continues to appeal to me … and might even check with Brenda to see if we should plan a night out on April 29th […]

Wild card teams will face each other in MLB World Series 2014

| October 17, 2014

  Nicely done Nicki and Tim Bluhm (Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers mentioned multiple times on my blog)! They sang the National Anthem in game 5 of the NLCS as San Francisco clinched the pennant in a 6 to 3 win over the St Louis Cardinals. Nicki & Tim Bluhm (mp3) NLCS Game 5 It […]

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers with a new Bus Session 1

| October 11, 2014

It’s hard not to enjoy listening to the previous Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Van Sessions that were casually recorded while driving to their gigs, but last week on tour they made their first “Bus Session.” I’ve been listening and posting for a few years now and they keep getting better. The new video will […]

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers still love to travel by van

| February 26, 2014

With the popularity continuing to grow for Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, it is great to know that they still remember “the Van Session” as a way to share their music. Check out their Van Session version (below) of “Dire Wolf” — Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead album – 1970 — on the way to […]

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers post a new VanSession video

| May 31, 2013

SiriusXM Jam_ON with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

| May 6, 2013

I’ve posted a few Van Session links in the past and figured why not at a SiriusXM Jam_ON session recording a “Little Too Late.” It has been fun watching the Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers expand their audience last year as they toured the country. The “cream rises the top” and it is great to […]

More Van Sessions for Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

| January 27, 2013

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers continue to promote their talents as road performers on YouTube while touring which makes for enjoyable viewing and listening (here’s last year’s post). I regret missing their show during their two stops in Ohio last year, but think their Van Sessions exhibit more of their raw talent than any studio […]

Recording Van Sessions: Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

| April 5, 2012

Perhaps I’m not around musicians enough to appreciate their unique creativity when it comes to great ways to promote themselves … but Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers caught my attention with their recording sessions as they travel between gigs.  A couple of my son’s talented friends might want to give the “Van Sessions” idea a […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.