“Sure Tias!” was Nicole Atkins’ response when I suggested we would film another session at Down by the River festival where we would both be, in Spring of 2019. Literally five minutes before filming she invited Matthew Logan Vasquez to join her and her band for a cover of ‘You Only Live Twice’, the famous James Bond theme song by Nancy Sinatra, John Barry and Leslie Bricusse.
Have you heard ‘Italian Ice’ yet?
There aren’t many nicer things in life than eating ice cream in Italy. Just writing that sentence brought my mind back to many summer holidays in Tuscany. But, since last year, the first thing that comes to mind is Atkins’ latest album ‘Italian Ice’. And it’s as glorious and refreshing as any ice cream you’ll ever get anywhere in Italy.
Filmed & edited by Matthijs van der Ven.
Audio recorded & mixed by Matthijs van der Ven.
Down by the River Festival
Venlo, The Netherlands
Matthew Logan Vasquez