Chicago Blues Man Nick Moss Returns to Crystola Roadhouse October 27, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
Tags: Blues, Bluesman, Chicago, Crystola Roadhouse, Nick Moss
Advance tickets are available until 10pm Friday evening at http://www.amusiccompanyinc.com
After performing to a packed house earlier this year, Chicago blues man Nick Moss and the Fliptops return to the Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 E US Highway 24, Woodland Park, Colorado, on Saturday October 30. Showtime is 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of show. An advance VIP ticket is available for $35 and includes dinner and reserved seat along with the show. Tickets may be purchased on line at http://www.amusiccompanyinc or at the Crystola Roadhouse.
There’s a ‘Renaissance Man’ revival in the music industry these days, and Nick Moss has taken advantage of it. Unprecedented upheaval in the entertainment field has thrown open the doors of opportunity for artists with vision and courage. The release of Nick’s eighth album, Privileged, is proof he has both.
After seven critically-acclaimed traditional blues albums, Nick has widened his focus on Privileged in order to absorb song forms and influences beyond the scope of those heard on his previous albums. Not every artist is willing to challenge themselves to grow, explore, and expand. For Nick, that has become second nature.
Before Nick forged his own direction, he spent time learning about the life of a musician by playing with some of the greatest bluesmen of all time. Nick’s schooling began in earnest when he got the call to play bass with the great Chicago guitarist Jimmy Dawkins. Shortly thereafter, he hooked up with the Legendary Blues Band, featuring Muddy Waters Blues Band alumnus Willie “Big Eyes” Smith on drums. “That was one of my favorite bands,” he recalls. “I still love Willie. He is like my second father.” The next deep-blues learning period for Nick, who’d switched over from bass to guitar, was in the band of Chicago blues legend Jimmy Rogers for three years in the mid-’90s. From Rogers, he learned all about the special ensemble sound of authentic Chicago blues, coming to understand the importance of listening closely to and reacting to his fellow players on the bandstand. “Listen to early Muddy Waters stuff with Jimmy and Otis Spann and Little Walter,” says Nick of the original model. “It almost sounds as if they’re playing on top each other, but they’re staying out of each other’s way. It almost sounds like they’re all soloing at the same time.”
“Nick brought in a great show to the Crystola Roadhouse on January 1st of this year” says Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. ‘Traditionally, the night after New Year’s Eve is one of the worst nights to put on a show since most people celebrated the night before. But nick packed the place. This time around, it’s on Halloween weekend, one of THE best nights to have a show. The place will be packed, I assure you!”
For more information about Nick http://www.nickmoss.com
We will have great prizes for the Best Halloween Costumes!
For more information, contact the Crystola Roadhouse at 719) 687-7879, or A Music Company Inc. at (719) 576-5945.
This show is sponsored in part by CS Independent and Heuberger Motors.
Thank the businesses that support LIVE MUSIC:
Bristol Brewery http://www.bristolbrewing.com
Colorado Blues Society http://www.coblues.com
C.S. Independent http://www.csindy.com
Country Lodge http://www.woodlandcountrylodge.com
Crowne Plaza http://www.cpcoloradosprings.com
Crystola Roadhouse http://www.myspace.com/crystolaroadhouse
Days Inn http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=17660
Easy Street Designs http://www.easystreetdesigns.com
Electronic Lifestyles http://www.yourelectroniclifestyles.com
Grand County Blues Society http://www.grandblues.org
Heuberger Motors http://www.heubergermotors.com
McCabe’s Tavern http://www.mccabestavern.com
Music Exchange http://www.comusicx.com
Pikes Peak Blues Community http://www.pikespeakblues.org
Woodworks Millshop http://www.woodworksmillshop.com
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A Music Company Inc.
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Amy & George Whitesell