Hello! Howdy! Hola!
Welcome to my website!! Still ironing out all the creases of the site in between rehearsals, work and life! Thanks for being so patient with me on this. A webmaster I am not. A musician I am, however, and I'm so happy you are here to give a listen! Please make yourself at home, look at pictures, listen to tunes, read more about me than I tell anyone on a first date?! I'm an open book, ask me a question, sign the guestbook! I'm just so thankful you're here. Check out my calendar and come see me at a show. I'd love to meet you.
What "They" say...
The music is a reflection of the woman. Nikki grew up in the Mennonite farming town of Moundridge, Kansas -- but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. With wild hair pulled into pigtails, homemade tie-dye shirt and flowing skirt, she hardly fits the conservative Kansas stereotype. Nor is there much Gen X to be found in her 1920s-era glasses or burnt-orange VW Westfalia bus (built the same year she was born). Nikki looks every bit the quirky, comfortable old soul friends know her to be. In a time and culture of pretentiousness, Nikki is adorably herself.
Nikki sings of imagined lovers, deafening silence, false starts and neglected beds. Her characters challenge each other and themselves. They hold on, they let go, they grow. Her music gives voice to the dichotomies of love and the juxtaposition of life's desires and obligations.
One reviewer explained her this way: "Nikki is a charming and disarming mélange of contradictions. Her songs come from an old-soul-meets-Hello-Kitty philosophy of life. In a time of cynicism, she is refreshingly trusting and awkwardly self-assured. She ain’t no poser. She’s genuine, and she’s good."