The American music scene has been looking for someone to step into the role of guitar player laureate–and right on time is the 22-year-old blues rock prodigy JARED JAMES NICHOLS. The emerging singer, songwriter and performer is gearing up for the July 23 release of his EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, marking his first studio EP (he released a live EP in 2012).
The EP–released on Swing House Quality Recordings–was produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) and will be available digitally and at all the venues on “The Wild Revival Tour” (full tour itinerary below). The tour will kick off July 27 in Fresno, CA and will culminate when JARED performs at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival (along with The Cult, ZZ Top and Kid Rock), with several appearances at the Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary Concert over Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, WI (also performing will be Aerosmith, Kid Rock and Toby Keith, among others) to follow.
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, eliciting stunned looks for his mesmerizing guitar licks. The new EP tracks are: “Blackfoot” (with Jessica Childress from “The Voice”), “Let You Go,” “Can You Feel It?,” “Sometimes…” and “Take My Hand.”
JARED JAMES NICHOLS’ tour dates are as follows:
|Tues||7/30||Portland, OR||Kelly’s Olympian|
|Wed||7/31||Seattle, WA||Sunset Tavern|
|Thurs||8/1||Boise, ID||Egyptian Theatre|
|Sun||8/4||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip|
|Mon||8/5||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip|
|Tues||8/6||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip|
|Thurs||8/8||Salt Lake City, UT||The Hog Wallow Pub|
|Fri||8/9||Salt Lake City, UT||Fat’s Grill|
|Sun||8/11||Walnut Creek, CA||Red House Studios|
|Thurs||8/15||Santa Barbara, CA||Velvet Jones|
|Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary Concert|
|Thurs||8/29||Milwaukee, WI||Veterans Park Stage|
|Sat||8/31||Milwaukee, WI||Veterans Park Stage|
|Sun||9/1||Milwaukee, WI||Veterans Park Stage|
About JARED JAMES NICHOLS:
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 Vaughn 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 Vaughn. 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+ gigs by 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 old he 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 both Guitar World and Guitar Player 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 Hype Music Publishing. In addition, JARED has been causing a buzz with such noteworthy musicians and industry heavyweights as Steven Tyler, Joe Bonamassa, producers Eddie Kramer, Jack Douglas and Warren Huart. Expect big things from JARED JAMES NICHOLS to come.