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Nicky Yarling Returns to Green Parrot

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In her past appearances at The Green Parrot Bar, ultra-dynamic Nicky Yarling simply took over the stage.

According to the Miami Sun-Sentinel, “every musical hat fits Nicole Yarling.”   For more than a decade, she has been a part of South Florida ‘s musical world as a singer and violinist, working in jazz, rock, r&b, experimental music, and a few other styles that defy description.  Nicole’s   musical excursions have brought about stints with Dizzy Gillespie, and three years on tour as a featured soloist with Jimmy Buffett (1991-94).  She also participated on Buffet’s platinum-selling CD “Fruitcakes” (MCA), and then went on to do 8 worldwide tours with her own project, Little Nicky and the Slicks.

Joe Williams.   Joe “discovered” Nicole through a series of events, and adopted her as his very own project. “Joe Williams  Presents Nicole Yarling at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild” was born as a result. Endorsed by Joe, Nicole was recorded live in concert.   This unique performance captures Nicole in her element, and  reflects her undeniable charisma.  It also captures a moment in history which can never   de duplicated:  “Joe Williams Presents…”  was to be Joe’s final recording.   Sadly, Joe  passed away before he could see the actual release of his final work of art.  He shared  two unforgettable duets with Nicole:  a vocal duet, “Blame It On My Youth,” and “Who  She Do,” a blues tune written and sung by Joe with Nicole on violin. Some would say it was a dying wish of Joe Williams to see Nicole succeed.   Joe  intended to escort Nicole to the highest limits, much in the same way Count Basie did for him in the late fifties.

It can be boldly stated, however, that Ms. Yarling’s talent has a strength all its own, to forge ahead on Joe’s intended path.   Don’t miss the “Darling Miss Yarling” at The Parrot.