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.
Only one year -- to the month -- after his last album, the Grammy-nominated Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites, Jimmie Vaughan is set to release the aptly titled Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites, a second helping of covers of the roots music that inspired him, on July 26.
Through the recollections of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s earliest bandmates and friends, Guitar World presents an unprecedented in-depth look at the Texas blues player’s youthful years as a struggling guitarist.