Nikki Lane and her band (Alex Munoz on guitar, Ben Eyestone on drums, Eric Whitman on bass and Russ Pahl on pedal steel) played their first headlining show in Oregon and brought their classic country music sound to an enthusiastic crowd last Wednesday at the Doug Fir. In my opinion, Lane is a pure country music sweetheart: Her voice is timeless, and she plays songs like "Man Up," "700,000 Rednecks" and "Sleep With A Stranger" with self-described “white trash” abandon before effortlessly switching to heartfelt songs like “You Can’t Talk To Me Like That” (watch below). Genuine and honest, her songs, like her shows, are packed fire. She’ll be playing Eugene in May and will be back again in Portland with Social Distortion this September.
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Nikki Lane at the Crystal Ballroom on Oct. 5, 2017Photos by Jessica Rentola Ramberg
October 10, 2017 4:00pm
Nikki Lane at Music Millennium, Skype Live Studio and Doug Fir Lounge with Robert Ellis and Jonathan Tyler on March 21, 2017Photos by John Alcala
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Nikki Lane at The Bing Lounge on Nov. 26, 2014Photos by John Alcala
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A breath of country fresh air from Greenville, SC, Nikki Lane and her band made a stop by The Bing Lounge last Wednesday afternoon before their evening show at the Doug Fir with Jamestown Revival...