Nikki Lane, primera visita de la forajida de la american country music
Aunque aún no es conocida a nivel masivo, dentro de muy poco tiempo Nikki Lane será uno de esos nombres referencia dentro de la American Country Music. Con una propuesta sin artificios y basada en el nudismo de sus canciones, su interpretación bebe de las más clásicas fuentes del country pero sin perder de vista el toque underground.
Porque es indudable que a ese tempo musical del medio oeste se le superpone sin ningún problema el estilo más urbanita de Nueva York (ciudad en la que vivió durante un tiempo).
All or Nothing (2014)
Tras un segundo trabajo aclamado por la crítica, “All or Nothing” y en el que tuvo como productor a Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), en 2016 llegará su nuevo disco, cuya producción ha corrido a cargo de Conor Oberst y Father John Misty, el nuevo gurú del folk.
Pero como no sólo de música vive la mujer, nuestra protagonista es una auténtica apasionada de la ropa, creando una línea de ropa vintage ‘hillbilly’ que no sólo comercializa, sino que además utiliza tanto en sus estilismos cotidianos como en sus portadas o actuaciones.
Nikki Lane ha conseguido en muy poco tiempo rendir homenaje a maestras como Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn o Dolly Parton, pero sin perder dulzura y fortaleza a partes iguales. Algo por lo que las nuevas generaciones cada vez la siguen más en sus redes sociales.
LA GIRA ESAÑOLA
19/05. Valencia - Loco Club
20/05. Madrid - Teatro del Arte (Ciclo Son Estrella Galicia)
21/05. Santander - Escenario Santander
22/05. Madrid - Teatro del Arte (Ciclo Son Estrella Galicia) (SEGUNDA FECHA)
The Nikki Lane’ songs sound like to Nashville music, elegant and beautifull Folk, Country Rock, and Blues, Rock and a bit of Pop. A great mix of styles that results on the fantastic and personal sound of your music now. But, what really are your musical influences?
I have been raised on and continue to listen to such a wide variety of music. My favorites are Neil Young, John Prine, Big Star, Waylon Jennings etc.
You have edited an album titled "All or Nothin’" in 2014. This album sounds to desert, to summer and a lot of dust of a long highway. What inspires you when making your songs?
A lot of the things you are mentioning, because since beginning this career, it has been a lot of traveling and learning to get used what comes along with touring and living life and love on the road. I used to be nervous to share so many personal experiences in my songs, but after traveling and hearing response from the fans, I realized we all go through similar things in life so it’s best to just keep being honest and real with the songs.
Is completed your initial expectation with this LP?
Yes, I feel like it took a little bit longer this time around to get what I wanted out of the recordings. I guess you could say I am finally developing a sound and persona of my own. In doing so, it has taken a lot of work to find what sounds accompany those developments.
What do we will see and enjoy in your live concerts for this European Tour 2016?
A more intimate setting than I have been touring with in the states, as we had to come as a duo of singers with guitar. The first half I have been lucky to have my partner singing and playing and the second half will be filled by my regular guitarist Alejandro Munoz who is actually from Madrid. We are most excited about Spain, because he will be there as our host, and I’m sure there will be lots of fun and trouble to get into!
What are your plans for this current year 2016? We assume that you will touring around clubs and festivals. Can you advance anything to us? Any important event? When new recordings?
The new record is currently scheduled for October release, and I hope that we will be on time. Otherwise, it is just more touring, and adding the finishing touches on the new recordings to get them just perfect.
Do you think the digital world will end with music as we know it today? What do you think is the future of music?
I think digital music is proving to take over the world of cd’s but is that such a bad thing? Most of the ones I have purchased are under the seat of my car, as they are hard to keep up with. With the coming digital age, it has also caused a resurgence of vinyl though, and I think that is the best part. Vinyl has such a warmth to it, and now that it is becoming more popular I think that we will continue to see that industry grow.
What is your best memory about music?
The first time we were asked to open for Loretta Lynn. She is such a legend of country music, and to be able to be on the same bill or poster as her and also to be able to open for her fans is the most memorable time I have had so far as an artist.
How is a normal day in the life of Nikki Lane’?
It hasn’t felt normal for quite awhile, most days we are on tour, so we wake up sleepy, and put our suitcases back together and head to the next show. Sometimes things are much more eventful, but I consider it a good day when I am able to visit one or two antique markets and find souvenirs from the road.
What do you think about the current economic and social situation in Spain, Europe and in the World in general?
I have to be honest, that as an American, we tend to be shown less about Europe and Spain that your media seems to show you of ours.
Right Time (2014)
Could you tell us about...
... A book?:
The Old Man and the Sea – to remind me that the journey is as good if not better than the catch
... A movie?:
The Royal Tenenbaums is still one of my favourite films. I love the quirky characters.
... A song?:
To Love is to Fly by Jonathan Tyler. It is a duet I sing on his record and brought us to become close friends and then lovers.
... An album?:
Big Star Thirteen a countless classic for me.
... A group or soloist?:
Leon Bridges, a true story of someone being discovered and brought to fame in the most positive way.
... A hobby?:
Antiquing. And Searching for four leaf clovers. You’ll never find it if you don’t keep looking.