Nikki Matteson & Rich Rue

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Short Bio

Nikki Matteson and Rich Rue are a musical duo from Minnesota, based in Minneapolis. They both play guitar and sing. They have also been the core members of the group, Nikki & The RueMates. Music from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as blues music, especially country blues and classic female blues, have inspired their songwriting and these are the sounds that have made up their live performances and recordings. Nikki’s song lyrics have been described as ‘thoughtful, dreamy, sultry and unguarded.’ When they perform in front of an audience, Rich’s blistering slide guitar and Nikki’s melodious singing create an intimate and joyful musical experience.