Blues power artist Jared James Nichols announces US, UK and European tour dates

By on February 24, 2014
Jared James Nichols

JARED JAMES NICHOLS–the blues power singer, songwriter and guitarist who sprung onto the scene this past summer with his first studio EP OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL (Swing House Quality Recordings)–has announced he’ll return to the road for the second leg of his “THE WILD REVIVAL TOUR.”  The emerging performer is confirmed for a round of more than 45 dates starting March 7 in Prescott, AZ with stops in Austin during SXSW, Nashville and New York at the famed Brooklyn Bowl.  Then he will head across the Atlantic for his first ever performances in Europe and the U.K.  The full tour routing below.

At these shows, JARED–backed by his band drummer Dennis Holm and bassist Erik Sandin–will highlight brand new songs from his debut album due out later this year as well as material from OLD GLORY & THE WILD REVIVAL, his critically acclaimed debut EP–produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray)—that exemplifies the gritty blues and classic rock ‘n roll that JARED embodies.   In the press:

“Being a great blues guitar player is something you can’t teach or absorb through osmosis. Real blues comes from the soul. You’ve either got it or you don’t. In the case of Jared James Nichols, the former applies…Nichols’ new EP, Old Glory & The Wild Revival, sounds like the title of an old Western movie, but it’s more about movement…Nichols’ EP is a refreshing reminder that the blues comes from within.”

Old Glory & The Wild Revival is available for purchase at this iTunes link.

JARED JAMES NICHOLS’ tour dates are as follows:

Fri 3/7 Prescott, AZ Matt’s Saloon
Sat 3/8 Rio Rancho, NM The Damn Bar
Sun 3/9 Santa Fe, NM Evangelo’s
Tue 3/11 Austin, TX Rusty’s
Thu 3/13 Ardmore, OK Two Frogs
Fri 3/14 Austin, TX Rusty’s
Sat 3/15 Fort Worth, TX Queen City Music Hall
Sun 3/16 Nashville, TN The Basement
Fri 3/28 Milwaukee, WI Kochanskis Beer Hall
Tues 3/31 Rockford, IL Mary’s Place
Fri 4/4 Minneapolis, MN Whiskey Junction
Fri 4/11 Racine, IL Grafton Blues Society
Thu 4/17 New York, NY Arlene’s Grocery
Fri 4/18 Florence, MA 13th Floor Music Lounge
Mon 4/21 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl
Wed 4/23 Oostende, Belgium Bada Bing
Thu 4/24 Arras, France Blue Devils
Fri 4/25 Enschede, Holland Nix Blues Club
Sat 4/26 Amel, Belgique Take Five Café
Sun 4/27 Beaumont, France Le Temps des Crises
Mon 4/28 TBA TBA
Tue 4/29 Monzon, Spain Serjo’s Zona Rock
Wed 4/30 Madris, Spain Wurlitzer Ballroom
Thu 5/1 Las Palmas, Spain Paper Plane
Fri 5/2 Aviles, Spain Centro Niemeyer
Sun 5/4 Ourense, Spain Café Cultural Auriense
Mon 5/5 Leon, Spain Gran Café
Tue 5/6 Spain TBA
Wed 5/7 Burgos, Spain Estudio 27
Thu 5/8 Plasencia, Spain Gran Café
Fri 5/9 Castellon, Spain Pub D’Leyend
Sat 5/10 Barcelona, Spain Rocksound
Mon 5/12 Solothurn, Switzerland Kofmehl
Tue 5/13 Bartenheim, France Palace Loisirs
Thu 5/15 Kufstein, Austria Kulturfabrik
Fri 5/16 Singwitz, Germany Kesselhaus
Sat 5/17 Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage
Sun 5/18 Panketal, Berlin Studio 7
Wed 5/21 Hamburg, Germany Rock Café St. Pauli
Thu 5/22 Malmo, Sweden St. Gertrud
Fri 5/23 Bordesholm, Germany Albatros
Sat 5/24 Holland, Germany MFC
Tue 5/27 Norderstedt, Germany Music Star
Wed 5/28 Epstein, Germany Wunderbar Weite Welt
Thu 5/29 Belgium TBA
Fri 5/30 Lichtervelde, Belgium De Schouw + The Delta Saints
Thu 6/5 London, UK Borderline
Fri 6/6 Vale, UK Steelhouse

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.

For more information on JARED JAMES NICHOLS, check out the following:
twitter/instagram: @jjnicholsmusic


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.