Jimmy Nick is an old fashion, guitar-slinging blues prodigy who was developing his chops in famous Chicago clubs when he was only sixteen. That time spent at places like The Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, and Blues on Halstead, combined with his boundless energy and stage presence, has developed him into a force that is taking the Chicago club and blues scene by storm.
During this short time, Jimmy has won many accolades, including Finalist in the Chicago Blues Guitar Slinger Challenge (2012), winner of the River City Blues Society’s blues competition, competing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and being voted the best band under 21 in 2006 and 2007 by Suburban Life Magazine.
Jimmy has also shared the stage with some of the best talent in the industry, including John Mayall, Ted Nugent, Los Lonely Boys, The Bo Deans, Pat Travers, Savoy Brown, Gov’t Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and many more. In June, 2011, Jimmy Nick released his first album Whisky N’ Rain, which features ten original songs that pull deeply from both his Chicago Blues influences as well as groups like George Thorogood and the Destroyers, ZZ Top, and AC/DC.
Backed by his band Don’t Tell Mama, which includes Lowell Todd (bass), Joel Baer (drums) and Ben Thompson (Sax), Jimmy Nick combines his massive talent and stage theatrics with high-energy blues and rock and roll for one of the best live shows around.
Photos © 2014 by: Dennis M. Kelly