With her 2017 LP Highway Queen, Nikki Lane continues to refine her own irresistible brand of audacious country–rock. Over the course of three albums and non-stop touring, Lane and her band have won over fans and critics with barroom band swagger and lyrics that are simultaneously brash and perceptive. Her songs, while vintage and twangy in DNA, are utterly of this moment in spirit and attitude.
Fluent in R&B, blues, funk, and rock, Devon Gilfillian is also developing his own contemporary rootsy accent, confidently displayed on his self-titled 2016 debut EP. Soulful and groove-centric, this first collection of songs offers a highly intriguing glimpse of a gifted singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist positioned for takeoff.
In the galleries, artists McLean Fahnestock (Pattern Recognition) and Massood Taj (Extrasensory) will offer interactive experiences. Using indigenous instruments from around the world, Taj will guide guests in the creation of a layered soundscape inspired by works of art on view. Fahnestock will engage visitors in explanations of memory, family legacies, and the creative process.
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