Nikki Lane, born and raised in South Carolina, is only 25. But, judging by the wit and wisdom on her record Walk of Shame, she seems to have been plucked straight out of the era of '60s country. It's always refreshing to find a woman playing the part of the wayward rambler, and Lane happily assumes the role in her new record's ode to the South. She updates the great Wanda Jackson's slick rockabilly to reflect a more, well, modern take on relationships. In "Gone Gone Gone," hear the slide guitar whine at the just the right points, then bloom with a sound that's both sorrowful and freewheeling.
Hear two tracks from Walk of Shame on this installment of World Cafe: Next.