This once-upon-a-time busker doubles as a quick-witted commentator and a sandpaper voiced stylist with an enviable range "
Lisa Tormen, Tomorrow's Verse
Nicholas Barron is a celebrated Chicago-based
singer, songwriter & guitarist
who blends blues, funk and soul with his signature voice and mouth percussion. Hailed as “undeniable” by James Taylor, he has entertained audiences across the US and abroad as a headliner. Nicholas has also opened for his music idols - Al Green, James Brown, Buddy Guy & BB King, The Meters, Johnny Cash - and numerous other musicians. Continually expanding his musical palette, Nicholas currently collaborates with jazz cellist Ben Davis, funk trio The Strapping Owls and The Nicholas Barron Band. Nicholas’ natural talent, raw energy and charisma has earned him over five million You Tube views. A prolific artist, he has released ten albums of original music. Nicholas is also a gifted abstract painter.
Nicholas has opened for Joan Armatrading, Average White Band, Pat Benatar, Michael Bolton, James Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco. Eric Burdon, Johnny Cash, Tommy Castro, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Copeland, Shamekia Copeland, James Cotton, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Doobie Brothers, Kinky Friedman, Nelly Furtado, Al Green, Groove Collective, Buddy Guy, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Freedy Johnson, Stanley Jordan, BB King, Kinsie Report, Jay Leno, Idina Mandel, Medeski Martin, John Martyn, Dave Mason, Andy Mckee, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne, Grant-Lee Phillips, Paul Reiser, Royal Crown Revue, Magic Slim, Phoebe Snow, REO Speedwagon, String Cheese Incident, The Subdudes, James Taylor, Tiny Universe, Tuck and Patti, Uncle Jon’s band, Gino Vanelli, WAR and Widespread Panic.
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