Nicholas: "Rockin' My Blues To Sleep"
Nicholas is a long time Texas musician who has played
with legends like Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor and Asleep
at the Wheel. Proficient on guitar, piano, harp, mandolin
and bass, Nicholas is a sideman extraordinaire who has
also made some fine solo albums.
For his latest, Nicholas has brought together some of
his friends to back him on this project and dubbed the
band the Texas All-Stars. A look at the guests who appear
on the CD are indeed some of Texas' finest musicians
and include Marcia Ball, Stephen
Bruton, Bill Campbell and
a host of others. The album is dedicated to the memory
of Doug Sahm, and is a fitting tribute to a man that
shared a similar vision of Texas music with Nicholas."
Heat: "Footprints On The Ceiling"
contemporary blues combo resurrecting the vintage Chicago
sound of the 1950s, Mississippi Heat was formed in the
Windy City in 1992 by vocalist/drummer Robert
Covington, harpist Pierre Lacocque,
guitarists Billy Flynn and James
Wheeler, and bassist Bob Stroger.
While remaining a fixture of the local club circuit, the
band's lineup remained in flux in the years to follow;
Covington exited in 1993, and was replaced by vocalist
Deitra Farr and drummer Allen
Kirk in time to record their debut LP Straight
From the Heart. Learned the Hard Way followed in 1994,
with Thunder in My Heart appearing a year later; both
Farr and Kirk exited in 1996, and in 1997 Mississippi
Heat welcomed vocalists Mary Lane and
Zora Young, pianist Barrelhouse
Chuck and drummer Kenny Smith.
" ~ www.allmusic.com