It's 'All or Nothin' for Nikki Lane
One night stands and shady ex-boyfriends are all the rage on Nikki Lane's new release, "All Or Nothin'," which released May 6, 2014.
"My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what's been going on in my life, so this is one moody record," she told Rolling Stone back in the spring. "There's lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on."
If this sounds like the makings of country music gold, it is – and isn't – for Lane. The Dan Auerbach-produced project, which serves as the follow-up to 2011's "Walk of Shame," should stand on its own as one of the best country albums of the year. Yet the fact that Lane's brand of music is considered 'Outlaw Country' has possibly kept her from the commercial success of her peers.
Lane is spending most of 2014 on the road. She appeared at Willie Nelson's daylong Heartbreaker Banquest concert during South by Southwest, then embarked on subsequent tours with the Whigs and Old 97s. Lane's upcoming dates this fall include stops at Fall Boogie 2014 (Sept. 13), the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (Sept. 20), and Austin City Limits (Oct. 5).
If you're overseas and clamoring for Nikki Lane tickets, she also has upcoming stops at the Tuning Fork (Vector Arena) in Auckland, New Zealand (Oct. 17), and the Out On The Weekend Festival in Melbourne, Australia (Oct. 18th). She returns to North America November 22nd with a stop at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nikki Lane Carves Her Own Path Through the Country (Created April 17, 2013)
From high school dropout to 'High Class Hillbilly,' Nikki Lane is just beginning to make her mark on the world of country music. A singer, songwriter and self-taught musician, Lane has traveled the United States in search of different scenery and inspiration for the career that is just starting to flourish.
You can almost pigeon-hole Lane's career as a one-line "Stop us if you've heard this all before." Girl grows up in a small down in the South, escapes all the trappings of a supposedly destined way of life (four-year degree, marriage, house, white picket fence and a few kids) and flees the scene with all her material possessions stuffed into a trailer. But most aspiring songwriters – or at least country songwriters – would've headed straight to Nashville. Not Nikki Lane. She instead pointed due west, settled in Los Angeles and was signed to the indie label IAMSOUND Records.
One EP ("Gone, Gone, Gone") and a full-length album ("Walk of Shame") later, it's easy to understand where Lane gets her inspiration. From heartache-fueled ballads to that country-staple song about a one-night stand, you can stack her music alongside the likes of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, and that's just the way Lane likes it. She uses her life's stories to give her songs a beginning middle and end, and looks to iconic artists like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard to build her confidence as her career moves forward.
When she's not performing and recording, Lane now lives in Nashville where she owns and operates a vintage boutique called High Class Hillbilly. With her last album released in September 2011, it shouldn't be long before Nikki Lane is back to making new music to carry on her country sound.
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