Thursday, April 18, 2024

Jared James Nichols – Highway Man EP, New Single & UK Tour Slot

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

  1. We’re an American Band (*Grand Funk Railroad)
  2. Old Glory
  3. 30 Days in the Hole (*Humble Pie)
  4. Fallin’ Down
  5. Gone

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

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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