Johnny Nicholas is a bluesman's bluesman who's loyal to his roots and steeped in the tradition of the old masters. Nicholas has shared the stage with such legends as Muddy Waters, Robert Lockwood Jr., Jimmie Vaughan and Big Walter Horton. Currently on tour with his band Hellbent, Nicholas, who sings from his heart and shoots from his hip, sat down with us to talk about his latest album, Future Blues, released on The Peoples Label on July 12.
This past week was a strong one for rock albums on the Billboard Top 10 chart. Leading the way were alt-rock veterans Incubus, who moved over 80,000 copies of their new album, If Not Now, When? to land at the No. 2 spot on the charts.
I can’t remember life without Paul McCartney. I’m dating myself, but one of my very earliest childhood memories was seeing McCartney and The Beatles performing “All My Loving” on the "Ed Sullivan Show" back in September of 1964.
When I talk music, I always bring up Kiss because, pound for pound, they are probably my favorite band of all time. It’s a toss-up between them and Megadeth. But from a lot of people what I hear is, “Oh man, I could just never get into Kiss." I really feel like a lot of people are missing out on the greatness they have to offer.