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Stagecoach 2015: Nikki Lane boldly stakes her claim
Stagecoach 2015: Nikki Lane boldly stakes her claim

The term "badass" gets tossed around a lot at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, but few performers have showed themselves as fully worthy of the adjective as neo-rockabilly-Western singer Nikki Lane during her afternoon set Saturday. With her nimble quartet's support, Lane, who spent about seven years in Los Angeles pursuing dual passions for music and fashion before moving to New York and then Nashville, unleashed pipes of razored steel‎ on take-no-prisoners originals including "Man Up" and "Sleep With a Stranger." She concluded with an edgy rendition of the Gram Parsons-era Byrds' arrangement of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't...

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