Nikki Matteson and Rich Rue are a musical duo from Minnesota, based in Minneapolis. They both play guitar and sing. They were the core members of the group, Nikki & The RueMates. Music from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as blues music, especially country blues and female blues, inspires their songwriting and these are the sounds upon which their live performances and recordings are based. 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. ‘Sugar in the Rock’ is their latest album.


Sugar in the Rock