Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a guitarist, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. The project I am discussing today is called the John Nichols Band. A country band from Maryland. We cover a wide range of Country styles including; outlaw country, modern country, country rock, rockabilly & electric bluegrass.
We are signed to Chase Records and currently have a release available at every digital outlet.
Talk to us more about your latest release
We recorded our debut EP – Country Life in 2015 and released it June 2016. It is currently available worldwide! We tracked the record at Airshow Studios in Takoma Park MD with the multiple grammy nominated producer Randy LeRoy. The record features several textures and musicians from Nashville and MD. We have the core country band comprised of bass guitars and drums and added pedal steel, fiddle & Dobro(lap steel).
What inspired you to write this release?
Life, love, heartbreak, whisky & moonshine…
Any plans to release a video?
Yes!! We have one released on Youtube and are storyboarding several more.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, we are planning on doing regional touring in the tri-state mid-Atlantic area. MD VA & PA.
If other opportunities arise we are always ready!
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
We use high-level musicianship and well-crafted songs to set us apart from the competition.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Eric Church & Johnny Cash.
Tell us about your passions
Family and making a positive impact on others.
What else is happening next in your world?
We are working on our follow-up release which will mostly be singles and videos.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Matthew!