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Road Tripping with Rock Stars

For our August issue, writer Rachel Levin and photographer Jen Siska hopped in the van with Bay Area country-rock band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to get an insider view of how musicians road trip the West — and they picked up lots of helpful tidbits for navigating the backroads and postage stamp-sized towns of our beloved region. Here, we […]

Welcome to the Van Sessions

Life on the road for a rapidly-rising, country-rock band from San Francisco includes the requisite dive bars, corn dogs, and music festivals. But for Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, it also means that jam sessions are recorded at 70 miles an hour as they travel the open road, using nothing more than an iPhone rubber-banded to the rearview mirror of […]