22-year old emerging singer/singwriter and 'Blues Soul Power'
guitarist Jared James Nichols is set to release his first studio EP
'Old Glory & The Wild Revival' this week (July 23rd) on Swing
House Quality Recordings and will kick off his 18+ date 'The Wild
Revival Tour' this Friday. Listen to the full EP here.
Blues and classic rock n roll embodied, Jared is a
very welcome addition to the new wave of classic rock & R&B
influenced acts like Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble and The Stone
Foxes with a work ethic and charisma that is virtually unmatched.
Jared gets down to the nitty-gritty with songs that hit close to
home, touching on the timeless blues aesthetic in every way
possible while still managing to put his own thoughtful twist on
it. He keeps that sound pumping, turning any room into an instant
party between stunned looks from his mesmerizing guitar licks.
Jared is launching his tour to Sturgis where he is invited to
play at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Festival amongst notable
acts The Cult, ZZ Top and Kid Rock. The new EP includes the
tracks"Blackfoot" (with Jessica Childress fromThe Voice),"Let You
Go," "Can You Feel It?, "Sometimes…" and "Take My Hand"- all
produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray).
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 Vaughan 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
Vaughan. 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+ gigsby 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
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 oldhe 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
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 a string of
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 Hyp e Music Publishing. In addition, Jared
has been causing a buzz with such noteworthy musicians and industry
heavyweights asSteven Tyler, Joe Bonamassa, producers Eddie Kramer,
Jack Douglas and Warren Huart. Expect big things from Jared James
Nicols to come.
Find out more at www.facebook.com/Jaredjamesnichols