About Nicolette

Nicolette Good is a San Antonio-based singer/songwriter and a winner of the 2012 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk competition. 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 was named a top 12 album of 2012 by the San Antonio Current and leans heavily on rich lyrics, ethereal vocal melodies and complex characters. Her followup album, Little Boat on a Wave (2015), includes songs she worked on during a residential artist residency called The Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island, New York. Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order,” making her feel right at home performing in listening rooms and intimate venues.


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 with Joe Reyes. It 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, she contracted a rare infection in her brain, requiring five surgeries and more than a year 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 newest 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, Bettysoo, Carrie Rodriguez, David Ramirez, Carrie Elkin, Lincoln Durham, Doug Burr and Seryn, to name a few. Good can be heard as a solo, duo, or full-band act in clubs, listening rooms and house concerts across the country.

Nicolette Good earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from Trinity University in San Antonio, where she lives with her dog, Talia.



Accolades

2014

  • Southwest Regional Finalist - Mountain Stage NewSong Contest

2013

  • Honorable Mention - American Songwriter Lyric Contest

2012

  • 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

 

2011

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

  • Semifinalist - Songwriter Serenade Competition

2010

  • Best Singer/Songwriter - San Antonio Current