Title Of Album: Old Glory And The Wild Revival
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Listenable Records
Genre: Blues Rock
Total Time: 58:37 Min
Total Size: 455 Mb
01. Playin' For Keeps
03. Let You Go
04. Can You Feel It
05. Now Or Never
07. All Your Pain
08. Get Down
11. Take My Hand
12. Come In My Kitchen
13. You Won't Last (Live At The Viper Room)
14. Playin' For Keeps (Live At The Viper Room)
Jared has been confirmed as special guest on Glenn Hughes European tour which kicks off in September.
At the ripe age of 25, Nichols is fast coming a force to be reckoned with in the blues rock arena for his unique blues grit and gusto and bombastic arena-size rock ’n’ roll. His guitar playing has been described by many as "raw, raucous and real". Nichols has opened for everyone from ZZ Top to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s guitarist Gary Rossington was so impressed with Nichol’s guitar playing, he invited him on stage to play lead guitar during Sweet Home Alabama, something they have never done before.
As soon as he got his first guitar at 14-years-old, the stage immediately called to Nichols. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he grew up minutes away from The Alpine Valley Resort - where Stevie Ray Vaughan performed his last show. Nothing could predict just how adept at the six-string he would eventually become. He personally traces the beginning of his story back to a blues jam that his mother brought him to.
"Two weeks after I got an electric guitar, I was on stage with all of these old cats from Chicago playing the blues," he recalls with a smile. "The music immediately resonated with me. It was all about the feeling and the soul behind it. None of these guys were music nerds. They were true blues guys playing what they felt. That power and reality struck a chord in me."
Soon, he found himself practicing for twelve hours every day. Hitting up the local jams, he ended up sharing the stage with legends including Buddy Guy, "Honeyboy" Edwards, and "Big Jim" Johnson as well as opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Derek Trucks.
By his 21st birthday, he had logged over 500 gigs. After a short stint at Berklee School of Music in Boston, he headed out to Los Angeles where he garnered numerous accolades at the world-renowned Musicians Institute, winning the 2010 Jerry Horton guitar contest, the 2011 Les Paul tribute contest, and the 2011 "Outstanding Guitarist" award.
2012 saw him release his debut EP, Live at the Viper Room, gaining the notice of both Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines and inking a deal with Sony/MTV's Hype Music Publishing. The groundwork was laid for what would become his debut album, Old Glory & The Wild Revival.
Teaming up with Aerosmith engineer Warren Huart, Jared began working on the tunes in early 2013. Honing his voice as a guitarist and songwriter, tracks like Let You Go radiates delta-style soul with the right amount of rock bravado, while Can You Feel It? is classic uptempo boogie that recently caught the attention of the UK’s Planet Rock Radio.