Dubbed by rock legend Steve Miller as having "the voice of an angel," Austin performer Nicole Gilbert had to travel through many lives and worlds to find that voice. Soulful and strong, yet smooth as silk, her sound is an evolution from raw bones folk to consuming rhythmic passion. Her songs speak of sweet simplicity and turn into edgy hard-driving rock anthems in the next. Originally from a classical background, Nicole now draws her influences from legendary songwriters such as Paul Simon, John Prine and Patty Griffin. Her vocal stylings have earned her comparisons to artists Linda Ronstadt and Annie Lennox. On her debut album, Butterfly Wine, Nicole pays tribute to John Prine by covering his song "You Mean So Much To Me." Butterfly Wine is the culmination of a collaboration with producer Joe Olivier and engineer Stew Urbach. Both men took a personal interest in the album after recording a three song EP with Nicole shortly after she arrived in Austin. The result is a collection of songs with remarkable contrast, yet utterly complimenting one another by creating a riveting and revelatory work from beginning to end.