Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder
Friday Concert Bowl – Concert – 7:15 – 8:15
Saturday at the Crossroads – Sacred Steel Guitar with Nikki D – 11:00-11:50
Saturday Grierson Stage – Return of the J.E.D.I. (Justice, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – 1:30 -2:45
Sunday Daytime Concert Bowl – Sunday Gospel – 10:00 – 11:15
Nikki D won the hearts and ears of our MusicFest audience last year when she took part as a member of the incredible collaboration, HER Majesty, which featured an unprecedented group of fabulous women blues singers and players from around North America.
We are very happy to bring her back to Vancouver island this summer, this time, with her own band, The Sisters of Thunder!
Nikki D & The Sisters of Thunder is a family based group from Toledo, Ohio.
Their unique style is Gospel with Blues riffs and grooves, all punctuated by Nikki D’s wildly soulful and electrifying steel guitar. In fact, in 2016, Guitar World magazine described Nikki as “The Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel” because of her experimental vocal-like riffs and other-worldly sounds. She’s also a soulful vocalist that commands the attention with her raspy, sultry voice.
The group is known for their powerfully moving, revival-like performances with beautifully atmospheric vocals riding
about a wave of infectious rhythms and grooves. Their excitement and energy is contagious. When they hit the stage, a forecast for hand clapping and extreme happiness will be expected.