Jared James Nichols Self-Titled New Studio Album Out Now!

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Jared James Nichols

Self-Titled New Studio Album Out Now!

PRESS HERE To Listen

 

Official Album Release Shows Set For

Nashville, Los Angeles, Fresno, Chicago & Milwaukee

 

European Tour Dates Confirmed for

February 9-22

 

 

Photo Credit: David McClister

 

  

“One of the foremost Gibson-toting guitar titans of his age.” – Guitar World

 

“Jared James Nichols is a larger-than-life guitar player.” – MusicRadar

 

“Jared James Nichols is a blues rock powerhouse and one of the most exciting guitarists in the modern blues rock scene.” – Blues Rock Review

 

“Jared James Nichols is one of the hottest guitar players around.” – Guitar.com

 

“Using just his two bare hands, [Nichols] practically beats his ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul into submission, firing off white-hot riffs and blitzing sheets of blues-based shred solos, all at beyond max volume.” – Guitar Player

 

“Jared hits hard, rocks hard, plays hard…a JJN show is not for the faint-hearted, not for those of a weak disposition.” – MNPR Magazine

 

Jared James Nichols represents him as never before…welcome to something that equates to a Michelin Star offering.” – Maximum Volume Music

 

“Nichols displays all facets of his talent on his blazing new album…Jared James Nichols is loaded with highlights and big-league playing…Fans of real, hard-nosed rock and roll are going to be cranking this album up all year. Highly recommended.” –Rock and Blues Muse

 

“Jared plays guitar and takes on lead vocals to deliver greased lightning guitar playing and blues bravado singing…this album is a testament to his rebellious spirit to drive these finely crafted songs. Songs like ‘Easy Come, Easy Go,’ ‘Hard Wired’ and ‘Bad Root’ offer big riffs and even bigger grooves.” – Sonic Perspectives

 

“His third full-length record is a beast…it’s a definitive statement that he’s arrived…This is his best material, captured in his best forum…blowing your hair back with dirty, deep-fried American rock and roll.”

– RIFF Magazine

 

“Is rock and roll dead? Not if Jared James Nichols has anything to say about it.” –Ghost Cult Magazine

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2023 – Today, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Gibson brand ambassador Jared James Nichols, who was recently named the #1 “young gun making the Gibson Les Paul cool again” by Guitar World, has released his self-titled new studio albumvia Black Hill RecordsPRESS HERE to listenJared James Nichols, produced, engineered, and mixed by Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Slash, Rival Sons), marks the third full-length offering from theNashville-based multi-talent and the truest representation of his authentic rock and blues-inspired sound, as evidenced by the recent singles “Hard Wired” and “Down The Drain.” 

 

“The one aspect that really excites me about music is live performance. I live to be in the moment on stage, playing music and connecting with the listener,” shares Nichols. “When it was time to make my latest record, that was the biggest goal for me. I wanted to BE the music, take the listener on a sonic journey, and ultimately put my stamp as an artist to record. I cannot wait to tour this album, what you hear on record is exactly what you’ll get in the flesh. These songs were made to be played live and played loud!”

 

The recording sessions for Jared James Nichols, which was recorded live in the studio at Blackbird Studios and Sienna Studios to reflect the spirit of his electrifying live show on tape like never before, occurred at a pivotal moment for Nichols, who almost never performed again as he had been sidelined only a few months earlier with a broken arm. After surgery, which left him with a plate and 16 screws in his right arm, he pushed himself with diligence and determination to regain use of his arm and his storied guitar proficiency. Nichols soon paved the way for the record with the hypnotic and hyper-charged Hard Wired,” released in the spring of 2022. Born from a jam session with Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford, the single bulldozed a path for Jared James Nichols with no shortage of raw and raucous six-string bravado. From the jump, the album kicks into high gear with the bluesy wallop of “My Delusion” followed by the foot-stomping and unrelenting rock & roll animal “Easy Come, Easy Go.” On the hard-hitting lead single Down The Drain” vulnerable vocals snake around melodic guitar in ominous fashion and then snaps into a chantable chorus punctuated by a wailing lead. Since its release in the fall, “Down The Drain” has received critical praise from the likes of Guitar World, Classic Rock Magazine,and Loudwire, the latter of which also included the track in their Best Rock Songs of 2022 playlist, as well as featured placements across DSP playlists including Tidal’s Guitar Gods (as the cover artist) andRising: Indie/Rock, Spotify’s Modern Blues Rock, and Apple Music’s New In Rock andBreaking Hard Rock. Elsewhere on the 12-track collection is the Black Sabbath-inspired “Hallelujah,”where a flurry of drums gives way to a thick and heavy battering ram of a blues riff only to crash into a rickety bass line and atomic shredding, and the party homage “Good Time Girl.Jared James Nichols culminates on the emotionally charged “Out Of Time, his heartfelt and tearful tribute to his late father. See below for full track listing.

 

Nichols, who appeared yesterday at the Gibson Garage in Nashville for a special pre-release event, will officially celebrate the release of Jared James Nichols with five live shows across the U.S. this month starting next Tuesday, January 17th at The Basement East in Nashville, featuring a handful of special guests including Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Peter Keys, Shinedown’s Zach Myers,and more. Then, Jared and his bandmates will head to Los Angeles to perform at The Peppermint Club on Thursday, January 19th and also stop in Fresno, Chicago, and his hometown of Milwaukee for headlining gigs before making their way to Europe for a just-announced run of tour dates in February. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates. Tickets for all shows are on sale now – PRESS HERE for more information and to purchase.

 

With nothing more than a Gibson Les Paul slung over his shoulder, a warm amp turned all the way up, and a hot microphone on and ready, Jared James Nichols churns out the kind of rock that rips, roars, and rolls without filter or apology. Nichols, who stands at a staggering 6 foot 5 inches tall, delivers a one-two punch of gritty vocals straight from the gut and incendiary fret fireworks. Jared first emerged onto the scene in 2015 with his debut Old Glory & The Wild Revival and followed that up with Black Magic in 2018, which yielded the fan favorite “Honey Forgive Me.” More recently, he issued the Shadow Dancer EP (2021) and collaborated earlier this year with both Maggie Rose and Joe Bonamassafor revised versions of his song “Threw Me To The Wolves.”Gibson also formally welcomed Nichols as an official ambassador, plotting the release of several signature Jared James Nichols guitars. Since his debut, Nichols has racked up millions of streams and critical acclaim and, in between show-stopping solo shows, has performed alongside icons such as Slash, Billy Gibbons, Zakk Wylde,and even the late Leslie West, to name a few. Guitar World has attested, “If you’ve never witnessed Jared James Nichols onstage, let us say right now: you’re missing out, big time.” By keeping it simple, Jared remains primed to leave his imprint on rock ‘n’ roll forever.

 

Jared James Nichols Track Listing

1.    My Delusion

2.    Easy Come, Easy Go

3.    Down The Drain

4.    Hard Wired

5.    Bad Roots

6.    Skin ‘n Bone

7.    Long Way to Go

8.    Shadow Dancer

9.    Good Time Girl

10.  Hallelujah

11.  Saint or Fool

12.  Out Of Time

 

JARED JAMES NICHOLS TOUR DATES

U.S. Dates

Tuesday, January 17 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

Thursday, January 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Peppermint Club

Sunday, January 22 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

Thursday, January 26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

Saturday, January 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar Theatre

 

Europe Dates

Thursday, February 9 – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Saturday, February 11 – Utrecht, Netherlands

Sunday, February 12 – Savigny-le-Temple, France

Wednesday, February 15 – Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, February 16 – Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, February 22 – London, England

 

For more info on Jared James Nichols, visit:

 // Instagram // Twitter // YouTube // Spotify // Apple Music

 

 

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