Cashbox Magazine has described Niecie as a “raw and soulful…..rocking blues powerhouse”. Produced by Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner former Allman Brothers Johnny Neel, Niecie’s music has topped charts all over the world landing on Billboard, RMR and Living Blues charts. The multi-talented Niecie has been sharing her high-energy music around the world for more than three decades. Releasing six albums and several singles thus far, Niecie has stayed true to her blues roots and has grooved her way into the hearts of fans all across the globe.
Niecie’s illustrious career has had many special moments and accolades, including being voted Fan Favorite by the L.A. Music Critics Award and named one of the Top 25 Women In Music by Blues-E News Magazine. Deeply rooted in the blues / rock traditions, Niecie makes music on her own terms. Niecie is a stand-alone talent. Well known for her incredible live performances, Niecie is also a force to be reckoned with in the studio. Here is a powerful voice with an original style all her own. Her versatility as a songwriter is equally impressive.
What gives the blues its soulful power is its ability to cut through the gloss and spit shine polish to deliver raw, uncut, unfiltered emotional truth. You can't sing the blues if you don't know, because the blues will strip you down and leave you exposed by the side of the road. Born and raised in the Motor City, Niecie's uncompromising vocals contain the knowing scars of that truth, and the result is a sound that infuses elements of her own story into every song she sings, making it her own. She never gave a song a choice. That's just Niecie.
Exposed to much of the best that the music world has to offer simply by growing up in Detroit, Niecie developed her own style by absorbing bits and pieces from what she heard as a youngster who was laser-focused on having her own career one day. Whether it was rock, Motown, blues, or jazz, if it had something Niecie could use, she latched onto it.
Throughout the course of Niecie's career, she has performed in every state in the US except for 8. Niecie has blown the crowds away at festivals worldwide including the Cancun Jazz Festival, Jackson Bluesfest, Blues On The Hill, East Port Bluesfest, to name a few. Niecie is no stranger to the most renown clubs on the circuit having performed at the House of Blues, B.B. King's, Hard Rock Café, Manny's Car Wash, and several guest appearances at Buddy Guy's Legend. Niecie is acclaimed for her high energy performances and leaving it all on the stage. Compared to top entertainers Blues Blast Magazine dotes “If you are an entertainer that is going to go by one name (like Sting, Cher or Bono), you had better have the talent to back it up, and Niecie passes this test easily.”
How Niecie fell into the blues is quite a story. During a gig with a rock band while on tour in Lincoln Nebraska, Niecie stepped outside on set break. As fortune would have it, she didn’t know that her set had been overheard by none other than bluesman extraordinaire Magic Slim, who also happened to be on break from his gig at the Zoo Bar. Slim approached Niecie and said, “Girl, you need to sing the blues,” and invited her to join him on stage at the Zoo Bar. The rest, as they say, is history.