NIKKI D BROWN (Toledo, Ohio)
Recently described by Guitar World as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”, Nikki Brown is an electric lap steel guitar phenomenon, melding strikingly vocal-like slide guitar lines with wild and funky wah-infused rhythms creating a sound that is sonically rich, vibrant and uniquely her own. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Nikki was born into a Church- based slide guitar tradition known as Sacred Steel. To add, Nikki, is a powerful singer and performer with a distinctive approach developed over a lifetime of gospel singing.
DOM TURNER (Backsliders,Aus) Australian slide guitarist and music producer, Dom Turner, of the awarded Australian blues act, Backsliders travelled to Toledo, Ohio in August 2016 to collaborate with Nikki on what is a series of slide guitar infused, gospel- soul, funk-blues tunes that demonstrate the kind of magic that happens when two like minded slide guitar tone freaks get together in one place. Joining Dom and Nikki are Gloria Brown (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Tomika Webb (drums and vocals) who share the same deep musical heritage and love of infectious gospel-soul funk-blues music.