My best friend called me 1/2 hour before The Nick Moss Band was to perform at BB’s Lawnside BBQ, home of walking blues history, Mr. Lindsay Shannon. Neither of us had heard of them so I pulled up Spotify to give them a quick listen. I pulled up their latest live CD, Live and Luscious and after getting a quick taste, told my good friend Sam that we’ve gotta go. While we missed the first 1/2 hour of the show, what we did see and hear had everyone movin’ and groovin’ all night long.
(from their site)
They are from Chicago. Nick Moss is a 16-time Blues Music Award nominee and is one of the top draws on the blues circuit and one of the most exciting, dynamic performers working today.
Michael Ledbetter, a distant relative of Lead Belly, was asked to join Nick Moss’ cast of young up-and-comers in May 2011. In his short time with Nick, he has had the pleasure of singing for and backing some of the best in Blues music and has made his mark in Blues as both a remarkable vocalist as well as a great guitarist – a vital addition to the new NMB.
So far, in his short tenure in the band, Patrick Seals has gained the respect of many of his drumming colleagues in the blues community. Most notably, Tony Braunagle (Robert Cray Band, Phantom Blues Band), who asked Patrick to participate in his drum clinic on the 2012 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.
Nick Fane’s bass playing has been heavily influenced by some of the all-time greats of the instrument, such as Geddy Lee of Rush, John Entwiste of The Who, Motown legend James Jamerson and the great Jaco Pastorius.
Taylor Streiff was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. In 2008, Taylor moved to Chicago, IL to study at Columbia College Chicago. While at Columbia, Taylor was an in demand keyboard player for student ensembles. He also met and performed in multiple settings with current NMB bass player Nick Fane, and shared the stage with artists Ivan Neville, Kevin Eubanks, Charlie Sexton, Paula Cole, and Joan Osborne. Taylor graduated from Columbia in 2013, with a degree in Contemporary, Urban, and Popular Music.
This song had a hint of Allman Brothers with the duo of Nick Moss and Michael Ledbetter on guitar. The other band mates had their chance to show their stuff as well.
For more about The Nick Moss Band, go to http://www.nickmossband.com/about-nmb
Check out their latest live CD, Live and Luscious, as well as their double CD, From The Root To The Fruit. Support the music you love and see them live!