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    Nikki O'Neill's soul-influenced Americana is best described as twang, soul and rock and roll.
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World is Waiting Lyrics: Paul Menser Music: Nikki O’Neill The woods are deep and dark tonight With trees as thick as bayonets My boots are heavy on this road Of ancient hurts and old regrets But in the dust there is a song That walkers sang to face their fears I feel its rhythm in my breath It’s like I’ve heard it years and years The ghosts that walk this road with me They keep cryin': “how long? Will justice be denied the poor And all the people who suffer wrong? When will a generation rise To break the chain and make us whole?" Their voices can not be denied They call to me down in my soul A world is waiting Where love counts for more than power A world is waiting In every moment, every hour Where no one speaks in words of hate And no one has to live in fear That world is waiting for us here Break the chain Break the chain A world is waiting Where love counts for more than power A world is waiting In every moment, every hour Break the chain and make us whole They call me down to my soul Break the chain and make us whole They call me down to my soul Where no one... Where no one... Where no one speaks in words of hate And no one has to live in fear That world is waiting for us here Break the chain Break the chain

about

Nikki O’Neill is an Americana singer, guitarist and songwriter, who’s born in LA and based there, but she grew up in Sweden in a tri-lingual household. Deeply in love with soul music from an early age, Nikki counts Pops Staples and Teenie Hodges as her guitar heroes.

Nikki’s second solo album, “World is Waiting,” is out now on Blackbird Record Label.

You can hear Nikki's music on nikkioneill.com, iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, and more.

Press Reviews for "World is Waiting":
“A solid mix of blues, soul, spunk and sass... new album shines with bone virtuosity and variety.” - American Songwriter (4 of 5 stars)

"Nikki O'Neill gives us one of the brightest and most pleasant listening experiences of the year..." - Americana Highways

'O'Neill shows her strength as a singer and songwriter. The album may have been delayed, but it is worth the wait." - Glide Magazine

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released October 16, 2020

Produced by Nikki O’Neill and Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger
Recorded at Hayloft Studios in Los Angeles, CA except “That’s How You Lose Her” at BonfireLA Studios in Los Angeles, CA, and “Take Back What I Said” at Royal Studios in Memphis, TN
Engineered by Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger, except “That’s How You Lose Her” by Stephen Fahlsing and Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger, and “Take Back What I Said” by Boo Mitchell
Mixed by Ethan Allen at Sun Room Studios in Boaz, AL
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

All songs written by:
Nikki O’Neill (Snowflower Music, ASCAP) and Paul Menser (Gorilla Trail Music, ASCAP), except “A Man for All Seasons” and “You’re the Only One Who Gets Me” by Nikki O’Neill; “World is Waiting” by Nikki O’Neill, Paul Menser, and Bob Garrett (Bobert Music, BMI), and “All I Wanna Be Is Yours” by Nikki O’Neill, Paul Menser, and Rich Lackowski (Beaten Path Studios, ASCAP)

Musicians:
Nikki O’Neill: lead vocals, lead guitar on “World is Waiting,” rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, handclaps

Joshua Pessar: lead guitar on “That’s How You Lose Her,” slide guitar on “A Man for All Seasons,” rhythm guitar, handclaps

Rob Fresco: electric bass

Rich Lackowski: drums, percussion, handclaps

Doug Organ: piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ

Jon Gold: Hammond organ on “That’s How You Lose Her”

Halina Janusz: backing vocals

Lisa Malsberger: backing vocals

Manda Mosher: backing vocals

Deb Morrison-Littell: backing vocals

Joshua “Cartier” Cutsinger: handclaps

Photography: Deb Morrison-Littell/Shots by Morrison

Art Direction/Design: Nikki O’Neill and Chris Moseman

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Nikki O'Neill Los Angeles, California

Nikki O’Neill is an Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist. Deeply in love with soul music from an early age, Nikki counts Pops Staples and Teenie Hodges as her guitar heroes.

Nikki’s second solo album, “World is Waiting,” is available now through Blackbird Record Label.

Official website: nikkioneill.com

Photos: Deb Morrison-Littell/Shots by Morrison
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