Archive for October 6th, 2021

Grady Nichols and Friends – LIVE!

meta_eyJzcmNCdWNrZXQiOiJiemdsZmlsZXMifQ==Throughout a career spanning over two decades, Grady Nichols has crafted seven highly acclaimed albums and performed extensively, opening for such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Al Green, Wayman Tisdale and The Beach Boys. A riveting live act, his repertoire runs the gamut from his own original songs to pop/rock classics and Motown hits. His songwriting and musicianship have earned him the respect of his peers, and his albums have featured such acclaimed guest vocalists as Chicago’s Bill Champlin, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, Andy Chrisman of 4Him and award-winning songwriter Zac Maloy.

Nichols succeeded in establishing his own unique sound. In 1996, he recorded his first album, Between You and Me. “I did four studio cuts and the rest was from a live performance because there really is nothing that could replace what playing in front of a live audience does to you, the energy and how much fun it is,” he enthuses. “Playing live versus recording in a studio is just two different mentalities. Right after I released the first album, Tulsa got a jazz station and at the time they were very hungry for people who did this kind of music. I had just put out this record, so they started playing me. I got management and then we started expanding where we got played and did another record and it did pretty well on radio, also.”

Further albums are Mysterious Intentions (1997), In The Fullness of Time (2001), Sophistication (2002), Take Me With You (2008), House Sax (2011), Destinations (2012), and Falling In Love With Christmas (2016). His newest project is LIVE! (2021). Featured artists are Jeff Lorber, Bill Champlin, Chris Rodriguez and more.

Get the album on Grady’s website.