So many artists today claim to be progressive, but Shelley Nicole is the living, breathing embodiment. As well as being a proud member of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, she is also the leader of the band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe. Imagine Janis Joplin meets Grace Jones and there you will find the blaKbüshe experience. As the founder of Red Butterfly Music and Sovereign Hands Wellness, Shelley Nicole shines as vocalist, songwriter, bassist, yoga instructor and Reiki master. As leader of the band blaKbüshe, she has shared the stage with notable artists and luminaries including Nona Hendryx, Living Colour, Toshi Reagon, Erykah Badu, Angela Davis and many more.
Her album, “I Am American”, produced by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, was released on November 6, 2018.