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Nicholas Barron is a Musician's musician and a genuine American artist in every way. He's a songwriter, a guitarist, singer, and painter. He is one of the most powerful Solo artist's on Earth; at once combining fierce Acoustic guitar playing with flowing bass and big open tunings-whistling impressive Solo's, and using his signature mouth percussion. On top of that, he own's a singing voice that is at once Otis Redding old school and fresh and unique in a future Blues kind of way.
In January 2007, James Taylor called him "undeniable" when he introduced him as the launch artist for The NY Times Emerging artists series at Joe's Pub in New York City. Nicholas recently recorded the John Martyn song "Angeline" for the John Martyn tribute record that will be released in the Fall of 2010. It was produced by the great Jim Tullio, John's long time producer and will also have artists including Cat Stevens, Richard Thompson, Beck, The Cure and many others!
Nicholas has opened concerts for Al Green, BB King, Johnny Cash, Joan Armatrading, Nelly Furtado, Neville Brothers, G. Love, The Doobie Brothers, Subdudes, Maceo Parker, War, The Meters, Groove Collective, Average White Band, Tuck and Patti, Michael Bolton, Charlie Hunter, Karl Denson, John Martyn and more!
His many accolades include: "Top-ten artist to watch in the Midwest"- Playboy; "The best of the next generation of great soul singers and great songwriters" - Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns; all of his CDs have been named "Best of Chicago" by Richard Milne of Chicago radio station XRT and have been featured on "Best of XRT."