nikki talley

nikki talley

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
DuoAmericanaFolk

Singing her way out of the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, her powerful & beautiful voice & songs leave every audience wanting more. She & husband Jason Sharp traveled over 45,000k miles in Blue Bell (their van/home on wheels) bringing the sounds of the mountains to clubs, festivals, & more. Her latest album "Out From the Harbor" reached into the top 100 on the Americana Charts.

Biography

Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass & harmonies, have played 180+ shows in 16 states throughout the Southeast touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign. Her latest album "Out From the Harbor" reached into the top 100 on the Americana Charts. 

Here's a few clips from last month at Music City Roots in Nashville

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ceHRGw-sX0M Walk Away (mellow song)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=07jHmLJ927c Big Ole Robin (upbeat tune about spring)

Recent:
*Magnolia Fest (Live Oak, FL headliners Willie Nelson, Jon Prine, Kris Kristofferson)
*Frank Brown International Songwriters Fest (Gulf Shores, AL)
*Bristol Rhythm n Roots Fest (Bristol TN with Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, Jim Lauderdale & more)
*30A songwriters festival (South Walton, FL with Ani Difranco, Richard Thompson, John Oates & more)

More Youtubes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iog9JUXGLDU
performance at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5UQs9e7yfI
Altamont theatre in Asheville, NC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6gjVWl2jII
Banjo performance for Our State Magazine in Greensboro, NC

Lyrics

Autumn Leaves

Written By: Nikki Talley

when autumn leaves fall to the ground
and your old spinning wheel slows down
a journey that began so long ago
it's time it's time you were heading home

chorus:
your time has come in peace may you rest
always remember we loved you best
there's no way to say all this hurt in my chest
still your time has come in peace may you rest

i'll still remember you small like a child
you were worn & weathered but your eyes were still wild
i'll miss hearing you drag your feet across my floor
no you won't sing to the radio no more

chorus:
your time has come in peace may you rest
always remember we loved you best
there's no way to say all the hurt in my chest
still your time has come in peace may you rest

there are things that i keep & things i should just throw away
there are memories that fade and so many that remain
will you come to me in dreams even after you're gone?
will you wait There for me, and leave the light on?

chorus:
your time has come in peace may you rest
always remember we loved you best
there's no way to say all the hurt in my chest
still your time has come in peace may you rest
your time has come in peace may you rest...

Discography

live at the altamont theater-2012
beautiful charmer-2010 (#23 in WNCW'S top 100 releases of 2010)
to be a bird-2008 (#28 in WNCW'S top 100 releases of 2008)
telling lies-2007
brother-2002

Set List

*set length 30min to 5 hours!

*tons of diverse material : banjo ballads to acoustic rock songs

*90% original music during sets in addition to tasteful covers/standards