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Moods: Featuring Guitar Blues: Harmonica Blues Blues: Slide Guitar Blues Blues: Country Blues Blues: Guitar Blues

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United States - Texas

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Johnny Nicholas

As a kid growing up in Rhode Island in the ’50s and early ’60s, Nicholas loved tuning into the country station on his radio dial nearly every bit as much as the one pumping out rhythm ’n’ blues. Elvis, Dylan, the Stones, and The Band would all help grease his muse, too. By his early 20s, he was playing with all manner of blues royalty on stages from Ann Arbor to Chicago to Detroit, but the ’70s also found him diving deep into the intoxicating musical gumbo of South Louisiana (he calls Cajun accordion great Nathan Abshire “possibly my second greatest influence, after Wolf”) and digging the Antone’s scene as well as the cosmic cowboy groove of Austin, where he closed out the decade with a two year spirited run mixing jump blues with western swing as one of the front men in Asleep at the Wheel.