“Nikki Talley – Out from the Harbor: I know, there are seven million singer-songwriters out on the road these days, but this woman delivers the type of North Carolina country you wished your local radio station played.” -No Depression
“Nikki Talley has traveled a lot of miles these past few years and called numerous places home, but we in Western NC still want to claim her as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. Always genuine and down to earth, she and her partner Jason Sharp deliver her latest songs on Out From the Harbor in a beautiful, laid-back style — just in time for a beautiful, laid-back summer. “ -Martin Anderson WNCW Music Director & Host
250,000 miles click over, Nikki Talley just smiles.
After 4 1/2 years of hard touring, 150-200 shows annually, Nikki continues traveling on, bringing her gorgeous voice & thoughtful songs all across the nation. Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, it’s only fitting that her songs are as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Along with her guitar & clawhammer style banjo, her musical partner & husband Jason Sharp adds resonant lush guitar tones as well as harmonies to round out the duo’s sound
You can find Nikki & Jason chasing their dreams down in their van, Blue Bell all across the country playing festivals, venues & house concerts.
Opening for Nikki and Jason is ACMA member Chakulla & Me, Ask him about the Hunger Bus. He spends much of his time and resources fighting hunger in America…and still finds time practice his craft of music.
Chakulla (affectionately known as Grandfather Chakulla) is an individual, expressing his music with an organic grove of worldly rhythm’s, unique guitar cords, catchy and memorable melodies. He sings out with an acoustic guitar using a loop pedal enabling leads, harmonica, marimba, conga’s, percussion, and vocal percussion lines to manifest on the spot and live .
He is best described as the Folk/World/Jazz/Americana artist, and in his 4 decades of writing and playing music Chakulla has shared his music at concert venues seating 60,000 people, and in Clubs, at House concerts, Festivals, TV and radio appearances, and singing out in the streets.
He has shared the stage with Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Miles, Aztec Two step, etc. Chakulla has a profound effect on audiences connecting, including, inspiring, and inviting them to participate and to sing along leaving them with a smile.
At every concert event and venue Chakulla will be “Singing out for Food” asking and reminding us to remember those less fortunate and give to your local Food Bank, Pantry, soup kitchen, etc… to HELP FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
Please feel free to bring non-perishable food item’s to any of Chakulla’s concert events.