New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 6 - Page 115

Makin Waves’ Record of the Week SHARE BUTTON by Bob Makin This week, Makin Waves shares Asbury Park rock queen Nicole Atkins’ new soul- ful album, “Goodnight Rhonda Lee,” which she will support with several tour dates, including Monmouth County Fair on July 29 and Shadow of the City Festival on Sept. 10 Nashville-based Neptune na- tive Nicole Atkins’ fourth studio album and first record in three years, “Good Night Rhonda Lee” on Single Lock Records, was re- corded at Nile City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas, with producers Austin Jenkins, Josh Block, and Chris Vivion (Leon Bridges). The 11-song vintage soul collection NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 inspired by Dusty Springfield, Candi Stanton, Roy Orbison and Janis Joplin opens with “A Little Crazy,” co-written with the Orbi- son-loving Chris Isaak. The pin- ing tune recalls the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s “Crying,” as well as The Righteous Brothers’ blue-eyed soul classic “Unchained Melody.” INDEX 115