Nick’s musical talent comes from a long line of musicians in his family. His father plays Drums, Mandolin and Guitar. His paternal great grandmother played guitar and banjo and his maternal great grandmother played piano in church. Nick’s early influences were Angus Young, Buddy Guy, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His favorite bands are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Poison, ACDC, and KISS. Nicks Guitar collection includes a Fender Squier Stratocaster, a Gibson SG Standard, a Gibson Explorer, a Taylor GS mini acoustic, a Stevie Ray Vaughn Signature Fender Stratocaster, and a Joe Strummer Series Fender Telecaster he plays through a Marshall Half Stack or a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
Nick is a quick learner and credits his knowledge of the guitar neck and playing ability to his former guitar instructor Randall Amonett. Nick’s first public performance was at the Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church where he performed the Star Spangled Banner for Veterans’ Day. Shortly thereafter he began honing his chops at the Kentucky Blues Society’s Sunday Night Blues Jams in Bowling Green Kentucky. He has played as a special guest with Albany’s own Backroom Band at the Dixie Café in Byrdstown TN, and the Foothills Festival, Chuck Wells and Stone Cold Blues at HD Shakers Saloon on Owensboro Kentucky, Jam Band Duckbutter at The International Newgrass Festival in Bowling Green Kentucky and most recently with The Doobie Brothers at The Ryman in Nashville Tennessee. He is currently playing guitar with Shaylin McGuire, an aspiring young artist from Glasgow Kentucky and plans to record his first solo project this winter.
Although he often plays beyond his years he’s still a kid who loves to ride skateboards, play basketball, football and video games. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his dog Jaxson and hanging out at home with his family.