About Nicolette

Nicolette Good is a singer-songwriter and a Kerrville New Folk competition winner. She writes songs known for their intricate emotional setups, plain-spoken wisdom and effortless hooks. Using subtle production, Good's latest album Little Boat on a Wave captures her unglamorous performing persona and heartfelt, gentle vocals. The album includes songs crafted during The Lighthouse Works, an artist fellowship program in New York. A Houston native, Nicolette is also a staff musician for Home Street Music, a non-profit using music to empower people who have experienced homelessness. www.nicolettegood.com.

Excellent mix of self-penned Americana and Post-Folk songs from and for the heart.
— Alan Harrison, NoDepression

A music student since the age of 5, Nicolette Good got her start as a singer-songwriter in San Antonio, Texas, playing open mics and performing on friends' musical projects before breaking out on her own. When she finally did, the San Antonio Current named her its 2010 Best Singer/Songwriter.

In March 2011, Good was picked to perform as a Regional New Folk Ballad Tree Performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and was a semifinalist during the 2011 Songwriter Serenade competition in Hallettsville, Texas.

Her first full-length album, Monarch (2012), includes tracks like “Marathon” that earned her a spot on the docu-reality TV show, Troubadour, TX in 2011. The album, which was recorded in Austin, Texas, at Ramble Creek, was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current.

Songs from Monarch earned her a win in both the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition and the 2012 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest.

Good’s sophomore full-length album, Little Boat on a Wave (2015), was recorded in San Antonio and co-produced with Joe Reyes (Buttercup, Lara & Reyes). Little Boat includes songs she worked on during a residential artist residency called The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York, and features a strong Americana sound. Just before the release of Little Boat, a fluke illness required her to undergo multiple brain surgeries, retrain her to use her left hand, and spend two years away from the stage. But the album’s title track served as a hopeful premonition of a triumphant full recovery. Today she is focused on writing new material and exploring new creative territory through collaborations with groups like YOSA

Good is a poet of the first order.
— D.c. Bloom, Lone Star Music Magazine

Her latest album, "Little Boat on a Wave" (2015) is a culmination of work she completed through an artist residency program called The Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, New York. There, she spent six weeks in 2013 working on new material through the program that offered room, board and a work space. 

In 2014, Good launched a Kickstarter to fund that record, which included one custom song, "Union Jack" written for Kickstarter backer Craig Gonzales as a proposal to his now fiancee, Gillian Rollason. The recording was co-produced and engineered by Joe Reyes, with session players including Darren Kuper, Greg Norris and Raul Alvarez.

She’s shared bills with The Flatlanders, Caitlin Rose, The Trishas, Carrie Rodriguez, David Ramirez, Carrie Elkin, Bettysoo, and Lincoln Durham, to name a few. Good can be heard as a solo, duo, or full-band act in listening rooms, and house concerts across the country.

Nicolette Good earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music and English from Trinity University in San Antonio.




  • Southwest Regional Finalist - Mountain Stage NewSong Contest


  • Honorable Mention - American Songwriter Lyric Contest


  • Winner - Kerrville New Folk Competition

  • Winner - Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

  • Best Singer/Songwriter - The San Antonio Current

  • Top 12 Local Albums - The San Antonio Current

  • Honorable Mention - American Songwriter Lyric Contest

  • Finalist - Songwriter Serenade Competition

  • Top 36 Songs of the Year - Independent Clauses



  • Reader’s Choice for Best Musician - San Antonio Magazine

  • Semifinalist - Songwriter Serenade Competition


  • Best Singer/Songwriter - San Antonio Current