“Johnny Nicholas is an extremely engaging innovative traditionalist. [He] writes instant classics and sings them to break your heart and rock your soul.”

– Marcia Ball

When it comes to Americana Roots Music and especially the Blues, the late great Stephen Bruton knew what he was talking about. Those who knew him knew that he always got to the point. His description of his long time friend and musical comrade in arms is succinct and quite a heady compliment, but then, Johnny Nicholas is an amazing talent.

For four decades Johnny’s consummate musicianship and vocal skills have graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. He has toured, performed and recorded with many true blues and Americana Roots Music legends including:

Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Lockwood Jr., Johnny Shines, Big Walter Horton . . . 

“[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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“Johnny Nicholas is one of the best bluesmen ever, black or white.”

– Stephen Bruton –

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“Guitar Johnny Nicholas is a bad mother______!”

– Jimmie Vaughan –

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“My friend Johnny Nicholas writes and sings from way down inside, and plays every instrument with grit and grace. His talent is deep and wide, like his soul and his heart. And he has some songs that slay me.  Just slay me. “

– Walt Wilkins 2016 –


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