Blues chanteuse Danielle Nicole appears at The Kate

THE DAY:   Any time a 12-year-old kid enters the school talent show and belts out Koko Taylor’s “Never Trust a Man,” well, that’s a child with spirit and wisdom well beyond the sixth grade.

As it turns out, that’s precisely the case with blueswoman Danielle Nicole, performing Thursday in the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Now an adult, Nicole’s latest CD, “Wolf’s Den,” just copped the “Album of the Year” award in Blues & Soul magazine.