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folk music

Nikki Lane fits in with the outlaws

Nikki Lane has something in her voice that can’t be learned, or faked, for that matter. Loretta Lynn has it, as do Wanda Jackson and Bobbie Gentry. It’s the undeniable twang of the South, the sound of a strong woman asserting her place in music and not giving a damn how you feel about it.

You hear Lane’s determination, but also her joys and sorrows, on “All or Nothin’,” her hell-raising new sophomore album she made with Dan Auerbach, the Black Keys’ guitarist and singer who’s increasingly becoming known for his work as a producer.

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