Nikki Lemire spins her life around her music, making space to perform in multiple fields and genres. Her songwriting features her expressive vocals over layered and hypnotic accompaniment. She dives deep into moving themes surrounding motherhood, love and loss. Employing modern harp techniques, loop and electric pedals, her songs sit somewhere between the old folk bedrock of Joan Baez, the musical innovation of Joni Mitchell, and the influential pop stylings of Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift. Nikki artfully shapes the music to her words, creating a sound that refuses to adhere to any one particular genre, somehow feeling old and new at the same time.
Nikki Lemire has earned accolades from fans and critics alike, setting the stage for the release of her highly anticipated solo debut single “Mend It.” Furthermore, her song “Let the Rain Come In” not only wowed audiences but also secured secondplace at the Duluth Dylan Fest 2023 Songwriting Competition, solidifying her place as a promising artist in the industry.
Recently Nikki has been performing as an opener and recording collaborator with various songwriters including Charlie Parr, Matthew French, Taylor James Donskey, Molly Maher, Sarah Morris, Katy Tessman, and Maygen & The Birdwatcher. Nikki also performs periodically with David Harland, Molly Maher’s Guilded Quadriga, Katy Tessman and the Turnbuckles, Mae Simpson Music, as well as Doyle Turner & Ted Hajnasiewicz known as the International Treasures. In addition to her solo work, Nikki is also a band member of The Foxgloves and The Josh Cleveland Band.