Nic Coolidge is a Providence, Rhode Island-based musician who splits his time between the United States and Prague, Czech Republic. Nic has been a fixture in the Providence and Prague scenes in recent years with both his band Knox and his electronic project JULIA. Labrador, his first solo record, is a loose collection of folk songs and rustic ballads he has recorded over the past few years. It's a gravelly collection of balladry that shows off hints of Bon Iver crossed with Shakey Graves. It's an homage to old Americana with an expat's wisdom.
As a guitarist, he has played with a slew of touring bands. In the summer of 2010, playing with Notar, he joined The Counting Crows and Augustana in The Traveling Circus and Medicine Show Tour. He was an accompanying guitarist for both The Counting Crows and Augustana, filling in on acoustic, electric, and banjo where needed. Nic has worked with Swiss Chris (drummer for John Legend), toured and recorded with The Broadcast, Adam Duritz (Counting Crows), and opened for Alicia Keyes at Cayman Island Jazz Festival, playing with Elle Varner (MBK/ J Records Artist).
As a producer, Nic has released music on Boysnoize Records, Last Night on Earth, Bpitch Control, My Favorite Robot, PRMD, and Houndstooth. Some artists he has worked with include: Maya Jane Coles (KNOX remix), Paula Temple, Sasha, Throwing Snow, Robot Koch, Strip Steve, Jori Hulkkonen, John Tejada, and Kabuki. Recently, Nic teamed up with Sterling Fox, the songwriter behind Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”, helping track and produce his upcoming release. He has also scored music for a variety of different video projects and advertisements. Some clients include Epic Bar, Zico, Fanum, and Chef Driven (PBS).