JOHNNY NICHOLAS

JOHNNY

NICHOLAS

“Johnny learned from some of the same guys I did
and he sings and plays the real down home blues ”
– BB KING, 1976 –

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Photo ©Brandon AGUILAR
  • Drapeau Francais
  • Drapeau Americain
  • Drapeau Espagnol

Souvent qualifié de BLUES MAN, Johnny NICHOLAS est bien plus que ça. Sa musique se nourrit de tous ces styles qui font la richesse de la culture populaire américaine.De Chicago au Texas, ces influences prennent racine dans le folk, le blues, le western swing et la country. 

La dextérité dont il fait preuve à la guitare, sa voix de baryton et le talent qu’il affiche au piano font de lui un artiste complet qui navigue aisément entre blues et jazz en laissant cours à ces talents de compositeur. 

Cette versatilité lui a permis de travailler avec des artistes aussi divers que Asleep at the Wheel, Boogie Woogie Red, Johnny Shines, Duke Robillard, Robert Lockwood Jr., Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Link Davis Jr., Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin, Los Texmaniacs, Marcia Ball, David Abeyta et beaucoup d’autres. 

En 2018 c’est la révélation pour le grand public avec la réédition de l’album « Too many Bad Habits » en version double vinyl et sa nomination aux Grammy Awards. Les shows s’enchaînent de Hawai au Texas en faisant quelques passages sur le vieux continent et plusieurs projets d’enregistrement se préparent. Une année 2020 qui s’annonce riche en actualité pour les fans de Roots Music !!

Often referred to as a ‘bluesman,’ to classify Johnny Nicholas as strictly a blues artist is quite a misnomer. Nicholas’ signature style of music might be better defined as deep roots music. His musical roots grow deep and wide – spanning the many musical traditions found across the country. Drawing from the wealth of musical influences found in areas such as Chicago, Louisiana and Texas – Nicholas’ original music stirs together elements of folk, blues, western-swing, jazz, Cajun and country. While his dexterity on the guitar, husky growl of a baritone, and talent on the 88’s makes him well at home in the world of blues and jazz, Nicholas’ skill as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer of authentic Americana music is not to be understated.

Over his career, Nicholas has worked with such a diverse mix of artists and bands as Asleep at the Wheel, Boogie Woogie Red, Johnny Shines, Duke Robillard, Robert Lockwood Jr., Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Link Davis Jr., Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin, Los Texmaniacs, Marcia Ball, David Abeyta and many more. 2018 saw the re-release (and Grammy-nomination) of Nicholas’ debut album Too Many Bad Habits as a special double vinyl box set. 2019 took Nicholas overseas to both Hawaii and France – as well as on multiple east coast and west coast tours in addition to touring regularly around his home state of Texas. Still showing no signs of slowing down in 2020, you can catch Johnny Nicholas at your favorite listening rooms, dance halls and festivals across the country. With several album projects in the pipeline, fans can only expect more original deep roots music from the incomparable Johnny Nicholas.

Lo llaman a menudo BLUES MAN, pero Johnny NICHOLAS es mucho más que esto. 

Su música se nutre de todos los estilos que forman la riqueza de la cultura popular norteamericana.

De Chicago a Tejas, dichas influencias toman sus raíces en el folk, el blues, el western swing y la country. 

La destreza que demuestra a la guitarra, su voz de baritón y el talento que despliega al piano hacen de él un artista completo que navega fácilmente entre blues y jazz al dejar fluir sus talentos de compositor. 

Esta versatilidad le permitió trabajar con artistas tan diversos como Asleep at the Wheel, Boogie Woogie Red, Johnny Shines, Duke Robillard, Robert Lockwood Jr., Nathan Abshire, Dewey Balfa, Link Davis Jr., Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin, Los Texmaniacs, Marcia Ball, David Abeyta y muchos otros. 

En 2018 se reveló al gran público con la reedición del álbum « Too many Bad Habits » en versión doble de vinilo y su nombramiento a los Grammy Awards. 

Los espectáculos se encadenan de Hawai a Tejas pasando también de vez en cuando por el viejo continente y varios proyectos de grabación se preparan. ¡¡Un año 2020 que se anuncia rico en actualidad para los aficionados a la Roots Music !!

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