Nikki Barber of the Minks fuses arty psychedelic vibes with rock and roll. The Minks debut album, Light and Sweet, just launched on Cafe Rooster Records. Barber’s songs reflect growing up, well after coming of age.

Originally from the urban Northeast, Barber landed in Nashville following her other creative endeavor, fashion design. Music quickly took over, garnering most of her focus. She has not strayed from her fashion roots, though; Barber designs and makes her stage clothing and that of many other Nashville performers, and also sews custom alterations for select clientele.