Have Nikki play at your next party or event!

musicaNikki has been playing guitar since 1990. While her first love is for Cajun music, she also enjoys playing old-time music.  She has taught a beginning guitar class at several dance and music camps, played in several concerts and showcases (accompanying her husband, Rafe), and has been a resident musician at Ashokan Southern Week for years.

MusicianNikki currently plays in the Stefanini Family Band (with Rafe and their daughter Clelia). She has made several recordings. One, a popular bootleg,  is accompanying fiddler Mitch Reed playing Cajun old-time tunes.  Three others feature Rafe Stefanini on fiddle, with Nikki providing guitar back-up on some tunes. In April 2012, Rafe Stefanini and Clelia Stefanini released their 2nd CD, “Lady in Green”; Nikki is so happy to be included in this project, playing on 2 tunes.

MusicanNikki plays a 2010 Martin Madagascar Marquise OM-V, and a Seamus O’Kane bodhran.

Rafe’s recordings (Glory on the Big String, Hell and Scissors and Ladies Fancy) are available from County Sales, at You may also contact Rafe directly at  Rafe and Clelia’s first recording, “Never Seen the Like Since Getting Upstairs”, and their second recording “Lady in Green”  are both available from several internet sites, including and

In 2021, Nikki moved to be near family in Nashville, Tennessee. The family band has expanded to include Clelia’s husband, Eric Frey (bassist with Kathy Mattea)

Text Nikki at 215-888-0013 if you are interesting in hiring a dance band for an event or a party.

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