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. She & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on guitar as well as bass & harmonies, play around 200 shows annually throughout the Southeast touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.
*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)
*Shakori Hills Grassroots Fest (Silk Hope, NC)
*30A songwriters festival (South Walton, FL with Ani Difranco, Richard Thompson, John Oates & more)
Won 2007 Carolina Star Title beating out 300+ contestants and receiving $10,000 prize
She recently received an honorable mention in the Telluride (Colorado) Bluegrass Troubadour Festival (2013) as well as winning Boston's prestigious songwriter shoot out at the Lizard Lounge just this June (2013).
Nikki’s last studio album, Beautiful Charmer has help from a number of collaborators including Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale. It garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases.