Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour

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$ 18.50 - $20.00 / Age 21 And Up

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Nikki Lane's stunning third albumHighway Queen, outFebruary 17th, 2017,sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock's most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence's Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.Highway Queenis a journey through heartbreak that takes exquisite turns. The record begins with a whiskey-soaked homage to Lane's hometown ("700,000 Rednecks") and ends on the profoundly raw "Forever Lasts Forever," where Lane mourns a failed marriage - the "lighter shade of skin" left behind from her wedding ring. On "Forever" and the confessional "Muddy Waters,""Love is the most unavoidable thing in the world," Lane says. "The person you pick could be half set-up to destroy your life with their own habits - I've certainly experienced that before and taken way too long to get out of that mistake."In 2014, Lane's second albumAll or Nothin'(New West) solidified her sandpaper voice beneath a ten-gallon hat as the new sound and look of outlaw country music. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record's bluesy Western guitars paired with Lane's Dusty Springfield-esque voice earned glowing reviews from NPR, the Guardian and Rolling Stone. In three years since herWalk ofShame debut, Lane said she was living most of the year on the road.Growing up, Lane used to watch her father pave asphalt during blistering South Carolina summers. She'd sit on the roller ("what helps smooth out the asphalt") next to a guy named Rooster and divvy out Hardee's lunch orders for the workers. "My father thought he was a country singer," Lane laughs. "He partied hard at night, but by 6:30 AM he was out on the roads in 100-degree weather." That's the southern work ethic, she says. "We didn't have a lot of money, but I was privileged with the knowledge of how to work hard, how to learn and to succeed when things aren't set up for me." Creativity was an unthinkable luxury, she adds. "When people told me I should try to get a record deal for songs I was writing, I was like, 'that's cute - I've got to be at work at 10 A.M.'"Highway Queenis poised to be Lane's mainstream breakthrough. "Am I excited to spend years of my life in a van, away from family and friends? No, but I'm excited to share my songs, so they'll reach people and help them get through whatever they're going through. To me, that's worth it."
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