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Nikki Lane is thrilled to announce she will make her television debut on Conan Monday, August 4. The Nashville-based musician, recently singled out in both Rolling Stone's summer and July "10 New Artists You Need To Know" features as well as a breaking artist print profile, will proceed the late night bow with a performance at KCRW's "Country in the City" free all-ages outdoor concert series at Century Park in Century City, Calif. on Saturday, August 2 where she will perform alongside Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise in conjunction with the Annenberg Space for Photography's newest exhibit, "Country: Portraits of an American Sound."
Ahead of the concert, KCRW has invited Lane and her band to perform live on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" Thursday, July 31 and give a glimpse of what to expect for their big show. Yesterday, the chanteuse made her World Cafe debut where she played a rousing four-song set and had a conversation with host David Dye about music, fashion and their intersection. Listen here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/2014/07/24/334484149/nikki-lane-on-world-cafe
Since Lane's record, All Or Nothin' (New West Records), produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, was released in May, she's steadily been on the rise as her "bold, idiosyncatic sound" (NPR) has struck a big chord. The album has garnered raves from the press withSalon hailing it one of "the best of 2014 - so far," Paste exclaiming she "defies convention," and Bust calling her "nothing short of sensational, adding "Lane has the ability to effortlessly mix and showcase different genres through her skillful songwriting and artistry." American Songwriter declared: "Lane is a firecracker, strutting her sweet, sultry yet spunky vocals over tight country rockers that exude a self-assurance -both sexual and artistic-on a dozen tracks that feed on the past but are in no way locked into it," Boston Globe called the album "the sound of a strong woman asserting herself in music and not giving a damn how you feel about it," and Elle said Lane "hits that sweet spot between country-music earnestness and muddy rock grit." About a recent show, Hollywood Reporter remarked: "With echoes of Jackie DeShannon and Dusty Springfield, this emerging Queen of Outlaw Country made timlessness real."
Lane is currently impacting at radio across a variety of formats. She's been top 10 at non-comm for the last six weeks and is steadily climbingly at commercial Triple A radio. She was #1 on the Americana radio chart for four consecutive weeks and was one of just five artists to reach the #1 spot this year.
Lane has been on the road since the album's release, having most recently completed a headline tour and support runs with the Old 97's and The Whigs. She will continue to tour extensively through the end of the year and will announce a tour soon. In October she will play both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and make her first trip to Australia for the Out on the Weekend Festival in Melbourne.
NIKKI LANE ON TOUR
August 2 - Century City, CA @ Century Park - KCRW's Country in the City
with Wynonna Judd
August 9 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
October 5 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 12 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 18 - Melbourne, AUS @ Out on the Weekend Festival