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The Canadian-born singer, composer and musician has travelled many a musical mile, and performed with some great artists, including Gabriel Yacoub. Her new solo CD finds her moving between languages and traditions on 13 tunes recorded over 10 years and on 2 continents, joined by Colin McCaffrey, Jeremiah McLane, Gabriel Yacoub, Yannick Hardouin, and a host of other great musicians.
“Nikki Matheson further deepens the level of emotion with her extraordinary harmonies.”
“Imagine a voice that combines originality and depth, and the enigmatic beauty of the bare rocks of the Scottish highlands...” -- Paris Free Voice
“The most interesting singer of her generation.” -- Dave Van Ronk
About the artist
From 1997-2000, Nikki was employed by the Norwegian Concert Institute in a program designed to instruct youngsters in English and the history of American traditional music. She sang the role of “Guinevere” on “Excalibur” (Sony -- 1999), an ambitious, Gold-selling project featuring Breton icons Tri Yann and Dan Ar Braz, along with Rodger Hodgson (of SuperTramp), Fairport Convention, Didier Lockwood, several other major acts, and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Meanwhile, she composed original scores, penned English lyrics for Indonesian sensation Anggun, Blues-singer Nanette Workman, sat in on Irish singer Susan McKeown’s “Bushes And Briars”, and contributed a track to the Parents’ Choice Silver-Medal-winning “Celtic Dreams” CD (Ellipsis Arts - 2004). Now a resident of Vermont, she recently earned a Masters’ Degree, teaches French at a local university, and performs regularly, opening for the likes of Patrick Street or sitting in with The Klezmatics.
Musicians on the recording:
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