Jared James Nichols is the wild man of modern blues-rock – let your solos loose with 6 of his most ferocious licks

Jared James Nichols
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One of today's preeminent blues-rock guitarists, Jared James Nichols has toured with many top bands including Blue Öyster Cult and Zakk Wylde, and he also fronts his own power trio. In addition he has his own signature Epiphone Les Paul with a single P-90 pickup. 

In the video, Jared demonstrates all of the licks in free time so no backing track or click is used. To keep things simple, we have used a 4/4 time signature with all the rhythms being approximate to what is implied. 

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Jon Bishop

Jon Bishop is a UK-based guitarist and freelance musician, and a longtime contributor to Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar. He's a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and is touring and recording guitarist for British rock 'n' roll royalty Shakin’ Stevens.