While jazz/folk veteran Nikki Madden’s songs deal with some pretty heavy topics – war, the marginalisation of queer relationships, the modern male identity crisis - she delivers them in trademark wryly humorous style, all couched in sensual, languorous arrangements.
Her roots as an activist folk singer went all the way back to the 1960s. “I remember as a teenager going up to the Wayside Chapel to listen to the poets and folk singers. I was impressed by the notion that you could change the world with songs. I’ve concentrated on writing about issues in my career – environmentalism, social justice, human rights – and I find that if I write my songs in a lightweight way, being a bit flip rather than preachy, it’s easier for them to be accessible.”
Propelled by zippy finger style guitar picking on the steel string, her 'grin & bare it' documentary style seems to have found a warm welcome with 21st century audiences.
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Other tracks by Nikki Madden: Take Your Clothes Off - Next of Skin
|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Bell|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Old Chook Music|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Nikki Madden|
|Media Servicing Date||2012-07-12|
|Genre 3||Alternative Country|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.nikkimadden.com.au|
|Artist Social Network Page|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.nikkimadden.com.au/cds.html|
|Online Store Page 2|
|Online Store Page 3||http://www.chaos.com/CD/nikki-madden-old-chook-music/dp/12998119|
|Content Provider||Amrap Unsigned|