22-year old emerging singer/singwriter and 'Blues Soul Power' guitarist Jared James Nichols is set to release his first studio EP 'Old Glory & The Wild Revival' this week (July 23rd) on Swing House Quality Recordings and will kick off his 18+ date 'The Wild Revival Tour' this Friday. Listen to the full EP here.
Blues and classic rock n roll embodied, Jared is a very welcome addition to the new wave of classic rock & R&B influenced acts like Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble and The Stone Foxes with a work ethic and charisma that is virtually unmatched. Jared gets down to the nitty-gritty with songs that hit close to home, touching on the timeless blues aesthetic in every way possible while still managing to put his own thoughtful twist on it. He keeps that sound pumping, turning any room into an instant party between stunned looks from his mesmerizing guitar licks.
Jared is launching his tour to Sturgis where he is invited to play at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival amongst notable acts The Cult, ZZ Top and Kid Rock. The new EP includes the tracks"Blackfoot" (with Jessica Childress fromThe Voice),"Let You Go," "Can You Feel It?, "Sometimes…" and "Take My Hand"- all produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray).
Born in East Troy, Wisconsin and raised near Waukesha (hometown of Les Paul), Jared was influenced by the classic playing of Son House, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. As a teen Jared worked at a resort and would sneak onstage in off hours and mimic the licks and moves of his hero, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Honing his craft and performing since the age of 13, he began attending local Milwaukee and Chicago blues jams, learning from legends who took him under his wing and shared the stage with the young rocker.
Having played well over 500+ gigsby the time he was 21, Jared had settled into his sound - what he describes as "Blues Soul Power"- melting faces with his intricate guitar solos and causing crowds to swoon with his to-the-point lyrics and rugged vocals. In addition to playing some of the top clubs and festivals across America,
Jared has opened and shared the stage with the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks and Honey Boy Edwards, to name a few. At 20 years oldhe moved to Hollywood and met up with Swedish musicians Dennis Holm (drums) & Eric Sandin (bass) forming a electrifying Power Trio. Taking pieces of traditional delta blues, 70's classic rock and a dash of modern indie garage makes up the sounds of Jared's Flying V propelled songs.
Jared won the 2010 Jerry Horton guitar contest, 2011 Les Paul Tribute Contest, as well as Musicians Institute's 2011 "Outstanding Guitarist Award". Jared's first recording entitled Live at the Viper Room EP was released in June 2012 and has been well received among music and guitar aficionados around the world garnering features in a string of guitar magazines.
After gaining steam with the EP and his performances around LA, Jared was invited to play onstage with rock superstars Joey Belladonna, Alex Skolnick, Marco Mendoza and Glen Sobel during D'Addario's Artist Appreciation Party at the 2012-2013 Winter NAMM Show. After having a very successful southwestern tour this past March, with excellent showings throughout SXSW, Jared signed with Sony/MTV's Hyp e Music Publishing. In addition, Jared has been causing a buzz with such noteworthy musicians and industry heavyweights asSteven Tyler, Joe Bonamassa, producers Eddie Kramer, Jack Douglas and Warren Huart. Expect big things from Jared James Nicols to come.
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