Johnny Nicholas

Johnny Nicholas

credit: cameron gott

Johnny Nicholas short bio Jan 13, 2019

Johnny Nicholas has spent a lifetime soaking up the flavor of such vibrant music scenes as Chicago, Southwest Louisiana and Texas ( home for 40 plus years). His repertoire of predominantly original compositions is full-spectrum Americana — a rich gumbo of blues, cajun, swing and honky tonk.

Drawing on all of the above, Nicholas’ Fresh Air was acclaimed by Downbeat magazine in their “Best album releases of 2017” list. It is a highly satisfying collection of songs and stories establishing him as a modern troubadour to be reckoned with.

His 2018 release “Too Many Bad Habits” reissue package was just nominated for a 2019 Grammy.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Cherry Spring, TX
Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Blues
Event Type: Showcase