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The Pilgrimage Sessions: Nikki Lane - "700,000 Rednecks"

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Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival celebrated its inaugural event last month, bringing talents like Wilco, Willie Nelson, Charles Bradley and Lucius to Franklin, Tennessee—just a short drive away from Nashville. There was more than enough music to go around, but across the road from the festival grounds, our friends at the festival were working with artists all over the lineup to record a round of intimate sessions in addition to the rowdy sets going on down the road.

The first of the sessions to debut is from the inimitable Nikki Lane, whose smarts stage presence and smokey vocals have won us over time and time again. The song she recorded, a new one called “700,000 Rednecks,” showcases Lane firing on all cylinders: sharply constructed lyrics, howling highs and sultry lows on vocals, and enough twang on the instrumentals to keep up with every single yippee ki-yay. If nothing else, the new music has us anxious to see what’s next from Lane. Check out “700,000 Rednecks” in the player above, and take a peek at Lane’s upcoming tour dates in the player below. For more about Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival, check out their website and stay tuned for more music from the weekend.

Nikki Lane Tour Dates
October
11 – Greenville, S.C. @ Fall For Greenville
23 – Roswell, Ga. @ Roswell Culture Arts Center
24 – Tampa, Fla. @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park – Tampa Pig Jig On The River
26 – Macon, Ga. @ Cox Capitol Theatre
28 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
29 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
30 – Washington, D.C. @ Gypsy Sallys
November
1 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
2 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
4 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
5 – Jim Thorpe, Pa. @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
6 – Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room
7 – Detroit, Mich. @ Marble Bar
8 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
10 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ The Woodward Theater
11 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Hi-Fi
12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Double Door
13 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ The Cactus Club
14 – Green Bay, Wisc. @ Lyric Room
15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Cafe
17 – Bozeman, Mt. @ The Filling Station
19 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
21 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Cobalt
22 – Portland, Ore. @ Dante’s
24 – Felton, Calif. @ Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
25 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow’s
27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
28 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy
29 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory
December
1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Irenic
3 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Beauty Bar
5 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
6 – Denver, Co. @ Bluebird Theater
8 – Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada Theater
9 – Lincoln, Nebr. @ Vega

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