When04/07/2023 - 8:00 pm
We are so happy to bring this artist to our stage for the first time. And artist is right, Since his earliest infatuations with guitar, Carl Nichols has been cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in Milwaukee, to a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe. This experience gave him the blend of past and future blues he had been looking for that is Buffalo Nichols. The tumbling lines of the 30-year-old’s finger-picked guitar carry echoes of the blues pioneers of the 1920s, but while the likes of Robert Johnson and Willie McTell sang with high, pungent voices, Nichols’s vocals are husky and intimate, which makes the intensity of his lyrics all the more emotional. All the text you read about him says, blues, but I would say there is some old time folk here too that makes his music really interesting and unique. Listen on NPR Tiny Desk for yerself.