The Minks

The Minks are Nashville’s “psychedelic-bloos” band, heavy on the rock and roll. We’re talking
low-down, all the way, purse-lipped, eyes-shut, head-whirling kind of rock and roll. The band’s
palpable sound has roots in every music fan’s top ten—from Lou to Patti to Creedence to Hank.
Mixed with raw, jangly instrumentation and soulful saccharine vocals, it’s as much a throwback
as it is an answer to the often overlooked underbelly of Nashville’s rock and roll scene.
Front woman Nikki Barber hightailed it to Music City a few years back in hopes of pursuing her
musical birthright. With just a guitar and a dream, she created The Minks because she had to. It
was this “create or combust” determination, and a little help from her friends, that made her
vision a reality. With a few hundred miles, a couple of EPs, some new faces, and a slew of local
buzz under their belts, the band sets out to release their first full-length record (Light and
Sweet) this Fall through Cafe Rooster Records and tour for forever.

Henry Black was born in Medicine Lake, Montana before the turn of the last century. Upon moving to New York City in late-2015, he rose to prominence among the acclaimed singer-songwriter scene. Sound It! Magazine writes: “Weaving urban psychedelia with age old tradition, Henry Black holds the mirror, lovingly distorted, in front for all to see.” About his upcoming release, “The Very Best of Henry Black”, Off Beat Press notes: “Having plodded through the numerous compilations of the past quarter millenia, few excite with the youthful vigor of this songsmith. But this endorsement, no matter how ringing, will do no justice to this prolific artist.” He has influenced countless individuals in his wake. In regards to the breadth of such influence, Pitchfork writes: “Who is Henry Black?”

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