Photo by Glynis Carpenter
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
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All Or Nothin’ may be the name of Nikki Lane’s acclaimed sophomore album but by now it’s also safe to say it’s the Nashville singer/songwriter’s mantra as time and time again she’s proven she doesn’t do anything halfway. Since the May 2014 release of her record, Lane has toured tirelessly, playing close to 200 shows in the last 18 months and introducing the masses to her rousing cocktail of outlaw country, bluesy garage rock and indie pop. She will cap off her thrilling year with a 33-date North American headline tour that will kick off this week in Roswell, Ga., include shows in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, and bring her to Canada for the first time in support of the record. Nashville garage rockers Clear Plastic Masks will open all dates.
Lane’s banner year has included back-to-back tours with Jenny Lewis and Shakey Graves, a slew of festivals including Newport Folk, Big Barrel, Bumbershoot, Mountain Jam, Shaky Knees, Red Wing Roots, Wanderlust and Stagecoach, where her star-making performance incited the Los Angeles Times to call her a “badass” and exclaim that she “unleashed pipes of razored steel on take-no-prisoners originals including ‘Man Up’ and ‘Sleep With A Stranger.’” Most recently Lane was handpicked by Social Distortion as main support for their extensive U.S. summer tour, which included milestone performances at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium. The Orange Country Register bore witness to one of the firebrand’s many spirited sets and declared, “Lane was a revelation, her songs full of lyrical sass and biting commentary on exes and other ne’er-dowells, her music and band powerful in accompaniment.”
In the few weeks she’s been home in Nashville, Lane, who was dubbed “Best Dressed” at this year’s SXSW by Rolling Stone, and who has been recognized by Vogue, Zoe Report, GQ, OK Weekly, Galore and Style Bistro, as well as by brands Free People, Billy Reid, Frye Boots, Warby Parker, Vans and Brixton for her singular style, has been busy readying the new incarnation of her vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly. The shop, which is partially filled with pieces she collects while on tour, will celebrate the grand opening at its new location at 4604 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216 this Thursday, October 23, with a party featuring performances by Lane, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Clear Plastic Masks.
Following her upcoming tour, Lane will head back in to the studio with producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst) to finish work on her new record slated for mid 2016. Playboy recently caught up with Lane while at Electric Lady Studios and talked to her about the new recordings, how she got her start singing, her past in fashion and working with Wilson. Check out the (safe for work) interview here: http://www.playboy.com/articles/making-music-and-getting-paid-country-chanteusenikki-lane