Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

The San Francisco-based band and its striking front woman with a girl-next-door demeanor step out with a luminous, heartfelt patchwork of California folk-rock, brisk Americana and show-stopping soul, punctuated with fresh four-part harmonies, crisp rock guitar and Nicki’s soaring, nuanced vocals that some critics say remind them of Linda Ronstadt.