Adrienne Nightingale is a folk singer songwriter with a gypsy lifestyle. She tours both abroad and in the United States playing over 100 shows a year at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, restaurants and festivals across the country. She’s played for audiences in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Kenya. Most recently Adrienne was in Kenya using music to educate and empower the Maasai community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She holds tight reign on the raw emotional material in her songwriting. Her songs will startle softly and tell you your own secrets.
Her modern folk sound has a wide range of influences with strong hints of both country and blues. Song topics range from political and environmental to confessional and love. She studied music composition and production at Purchase College under direction of Joe Ferry (grammy-nominated record producer) and classical guitar at Mannes School of Music (The New School). She was selected to play in 2005 at the Bushwick Arts Project (BAP) in Brooklyn. Since then, Adrienne has entered the festival scene playing both Howl Fest in NYC, North Carolina Cape Fear Folk Festival and the Peace Isn't Quiet festival in Geneva, New York. In 2006 Adrienne also had her debut interview and performance on The New Yorkers, NYC public television show. She has been heard on the airwaves of public radio stations in Northampton, MA and Wilmington, NC. In Los Angeles on Indie 104 104.7FM, CRNI 107.3 FM, WCLH 90.7 FM, IRADIO LA 88.5 FM and nearly 700 Internet radio stations worldwide. Including Feminine Groove, Music Highway Radio, Netteradio in Dallas Texas and NYC’s own Radio Crystal Blue.
Her talent and integrity are quickly garnering her a large fanbase that spans the world. Adrienne gives her life to music because she believes each person must follow their heart. Resounding with visceral impact, her sound is best described as ‘Fierce Butterflies’!