The legendary Gram Parsons once remarked that “country rock” was a misnomer and for him, rock ‘n’ roll included country music. Well, that certainly applies to Nikki Lane and new album Highway Queen.
The album is chock full of brash and soulful country songs that the rock ‘n’ roll lover cannot ignore.
From the moment, the feisty “700,000 Rednecks” jumps out into one’s listening space, Highway Queen becomes one hell of a ride!
There’s the thumping “Lay You Down”, the rocking “Big Mouth” and the incandescent “Muddy Waters” to keep the journey meaningful.
With pedal steels providing the atmospherics, Lane’s hard-worn vocals will win the listener to the cause.
Celebrate the rock ‘n’ roll heart and soul of this Highway Queen!
… still there’s more …