Six months into my new life in Chicago, I've been playing and teaching a lot of guitar, doing live stream shows, and even started writing a family memoir during the Covid lockdown. But now I'm excited to announce my first live show this year on May 22!
I’ll be swapping songs and talking about favorite books with Arielle Silver on her livestream show, Tomes & Tunes, Thur 3/11 at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET!
Mike Meiers and I talk about finding "your thing" as a guitarist, surprising opportunities, and how to stay creative on his podcast Songwriting for Guitar.
Tune in to Austin Music TV on Thur 2/25 at 9pm Eastern, as they’ll be showing my music video for “World is Waiting”!
In honor of Black History Month, I transcribed Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s great guitar solo on “Up Above My Head.” Watch the video here.
Ireland’s Lonesome Highway reviews my album.
Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Chapin Carpenter... and “World is Waiting.” On Rootsy Music’s and reviewer Magnus Eriksson’s list of the Best Albums of 2020!!
Tuesday 12/8, I was interviewed on the Country Du Monde radio show on Gimme Country with host Jimi Palacios!
Lira Musikmagasin — Sweden’s quarterly roots/world music journal — exclusively premieres my new video for “All I Wanna Be is Yours,” calling it “joyful Americana meets road movie.”
UK magazine Blues from the South reviews my album.
Ditty TV - The Curve airs my music video for “You’re the Only One Who Gets Me” on The Curve Wed Oct 21 at 10 PM Central and Thur Oct 22 at 10 AM.
Americana Highways interviews me about the power of music and my new album.
Take Effect reviews my album, giving it an 8 out of 10 rating.
Americana Highways reviews my album: “Nikki O’Neill gives us one of the brightest and most pleasant listening experiences of the year...”
My album receives positive reviews in the Netherlands and Belgium! Here are the reviews by Real Roots Cafe, Slim Chance is Back, Keys and Chords, and Rootstime (the last one is in Dutch).
Glide Magazine reviews my album.
American Songwriter exclusively premieres my second video, “World is Waiting,” reviews the album with 4 out of 5 stars, and interviews me! Check it out here!
Vents Magazine exclusively premieres my song, "A Man for All Seasons."
I got added to the “Local Music Spotlight” on KCSN 88.5 FM SoCal on Sept 28 and also on Oct 12!
A truly great weekend for me, having my songs played on Roots Music & Beyond (KPFK 90.7 FM) on Saturday, and also Americana Matinee (88.5 FM) in Los Angeles on Sept 26-27.
A big thank you to NoLA County (WHIV 102.3 FM), Rock Therapy (WPKN 89.5 FM) and the great radio shows in the UK and Germany that have played songs from my album.
Imperfect Fifth has premiered the video for my song, "You’re the Only One Who Gets Me".
Americana Highways is premiering my song, "That's How You Lose Her"!
What role has risk played in YOUR life? In this interview with ShoutoutLA, I share what it's done in mine. I also talk about how I'd give friends a tour of Los Angeles; "Around the World in LA" (Rich's and my culinary & culture project), and my upcoming album...
I want to thank everybody who supported my Kickstarter campaign for my next album, "World is Waiting," which successfully met its goal.
I was very honored to be in the November 2019 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, interviewed by the great blues artist Sue Foley.
In October, 2019, I launched my new guitar lesson channel on TrueFire.com: "Nikki O'Neill's Twang, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll."
We had a great time performing at the 2019 Americanafest as part of the California Country showcases. We also opened for Southern Avenue at Hotel Cafe, which was great fun!
Voyage LA Magazine interviewed me about my multicultural upbringing; how I got into music and when I was a writer in NYC, interviewing Robert Plant and Neil Young.
And Tribe LA Magazine interviewed me about my creative process; style; favorite places in LA and my audition for Courtney Love...
A very special THANK YOU to “The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour” radio show, who listed “When Do I Tell Him” as one of the Best Songs of 2018, and the 100 Americana/Blues stations who played my songs last year, including “The Governor’s Mansion” (New Orleans); “Blues Corner” (UK); “At the Crossroads” (Canada) and many more.
Due to COVID-19, nobody’s performing in the traditional sense now, but you can check out my shows page for live streamed concerts, which I'll be doing more of in 2020-21...