Andy T - Nick Nixon Band, & Fritz on Da PorchBlues
Veteran blues guitarist Andy T learned about bandleading on the road with his mentors Guitar Shorty and Smokey Wilson. Powerhouse red-clay soul singer James “Nick” Nixon came up during the 1960s in Nashville’s Jefferson Street R&B scene. When Andy first heard Nick, he knew he’d found his foil for the group he envisioned — an outfit that could swing effortlessly between West Coast jump blues stompers, hardcore Chicago and Texas string-fests, and Louisiana swamp grooves. The Andy T-Nick Nixon Band formed in 2010 and honed their repertoire hosting the Nashville Blues Society’s currently-on-hiatus weekly jam. Then they hit the road last year, playing prestigious gigs like Arkansas’ historic King Biscuit Blues Festival. Now their brand-new debut Drink Drank Drunk has hit the national blues radio chart at No. 10, thanks to an eager-to-please mix of classics like Gatemouth Brown’s hard-charging “Midnight Hour” and comic originals like the title cut and Andy’s “Have You Seen My Monkey?” It’s fitting that they celebrate the album’s release at Bourbon Street, where they also host a regular Monday night jam.
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
Show: 4:00 PM
21 and over