Young American blues rock guitarist Jared James Nichols is set to release the Highwayman EP via Listenable Records/ Swing House on CD and digital download in mid-September. The EP’s release dovetails his live appearance as special guest on Glenn Hughes’ forthcoming UK tour.
The Highwayman EP features Nichols on guitar and vocals alongside his regular band, Erik Sandin on bass and vocals and Dennis Holm on drums. Guest musicians include Jessica Childress (Allen Stone Band) on backing vocals and Ben Tileston (Joe Perry Band) on additional drums and percussion.
The EP leads off with a blues rock cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s 1973 USA hit single ‘We’re An American Band’ that Nichols will also be releasing as a single, another cover in Humble Pie classic ‘30 Days In The Hole’, plus three brand new Jared James Nichols originals; all engineered, mixed and produced by Anthony Joseph Perry (Aerosmith Joe Perry’s son). The songs were recorded at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, with additional songs recorded in France at Indie Ear Studio by Mathieu Kabi.
The Highwayman EP is inspired by life on the road during a 70 plus run of dates in Europe and the UK earlier this year. Nichols and his band wanted to release a few covers inspired by the tour along with some spontaneous original rockers to let his new fans understand where some of his influences come from as a contemporary American guitarist raised on classic rock from both sides of the Atlantic.
Highwayman EP – Tracklisting
- We’re an American Band (*Grand Funk Railroad)
- Old Glory
- 30 Days in the Hole (*Humble Pie)
- Fallin’ Down
Glenn Huges UK Solo Tour with special guest Jared James Nichols
Southampton, Engine Rooms Saturday October 17th
Norwich, Waterfront Monday October 19th
Newcastle, Tyne Theatre Tuesday October 20th
Belfast, Limelight Thursday October 22nd
Glasgow, The Garage Friday October 23rd
Holmfirth, Picturedrome Sunday October 25th
Bilston, Robin 2 Monday October 26th
York, Fibbers Wednesday October 28th
Manchester, Club Academy Thursday October 29th
London, Electric Ballroom Sunday November 1st