I'm really not good with labels. So, I really don't know where to place Nikki Lane's latest release All or Nothin'.
Because of her voice and the steel guitar and traditional country instrumentation, many have wanted to label her as a country throwback in the vein of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. Vocally, I get it. But musically, not so much.
There is definitely a country thread running through the entire record. But there's also rockabilly, 70's laid back SoCal rock, pop(ish) and a tinge of the blues to be heard. I liken it more to the early releases of Sheryl Crow, Tuesday Night Music Club and The Globe Sessions.
The only thing that really needs to be said about Nikki Lane is that she puts out some fantastic music and does a fine job of being Nikki Lane. All or Nothin' is worth a listen. Here is "Right Time" from the album. Enjoy.