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Check Out Nicole Springer’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Springer.

Hi Nicole, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Since I was four years old, I’ve been singing and performing music. You could say it is my passion and life, and now it is what I am grateful to be doing for a living. Over the last decade, I’ve been performing my original music around Kansas City, but over the past year and a half, I have made it my full-time job playing both originals and covers for hundreds of shows I perform each year.

I am deeply passionate about singing and songwriting primarily, using my songs as tools to heal and move forward on my mental health journey. Music is healing and I’ve developed my voice to convey the emotions of each song with all of my heart and soul. My songs are personal, but I aim for them to mean something to anyone who listens. Currently, I am finishing writing a handful of singles set to be released starting in September 2021 and sharing the stage as an opener with Melissa Etheridge at Camp Leavenworth on September 25th.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road but it’s been worth it all to be where I am today. When I was 19 years old, I was disowned by members of my intermediate family for being queer which set me down a six year long path of struggles and disrupted my lifelong pursuit of making music. At 25, I found my way back to singing and committed myself to learning guitar, writing dozens and dozens of critically acclaimed songs with my award winning band, The Clementines, and subsequent band, The Good Hearts.

It wasn’t long before the strain of the past came back to haunt me, leading me to take a year and a half hiatus from music to focus on healing. In 2019, I made my return to music, again, this time finding my voice on my own as Nicole Springer. I’ve worked so hard to make music my living. It used to only be a dream to me. I feel like I’m finally where I need to be.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a full-time performing musician. I sing and play guitar at a wide range of venues all across the KC metro and beyond, from wineries and breweries to the Country Club Plaza and neighborhood block parties. I perform a huge variety of covers, from The Beatles and Janis Joplin to Alanis Morissette and Beyonce, all in my own soulful style and vibe. I also take the opportunity to introduce folks to my original music, which is my pride and joy. I am very proud of the songs I write and the heartfelt way in which I perform them. I’ve also worked diligently at mastering the craft of singing and I think that is what captures people the most. Regardless of what I sing, folks have always been drawn in by how I sing it.

Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
I honestly have no idea what to expect over the coming years in performing music for a living, that’s really the only downfall of being an artist full time. There’s just not a lot of certainty on the future, especially in a world that is still grappling with the ongoing impacts of covid. I have hope that live music will continue to be embraced and desired and that through hard work and determination, I will keep building a name for myself and doing what I love.

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Will Patterson, Bethany Cain, Scott Bosworth, Estuardo Garcia

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