One week ago around this time, Nicole Atkins found out her band was stuck at an airport in Ohio. With only a few hours to her set time at our show in Austin, she decided to play without them. Below is one song from her stellar set (a cover of Lead Belly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"), which she performed with spontaneous backup band The Parlor Mob.

After the jump there's a little interview with Ms. Atkins (conducted by the Autopilot crew for us).

She plays Bowery Ballroom April 4th.