ABOUT

Country lead guitarist, singer and songwriter living in Grand Rapids MI. Currently singing and playing lead guitar for Nine Quarters Short a country band from Grand Rapids playing covers of Merle, Waylon, Hank Jr, Alan J, George Strait through to Brad P, Midland, Aaron Watson, Zac Brown, Brent Cobb, Eric Church, Paul Cauthen, Brothers Osborne etc. I like my country to to stay somewhat traditional liking how twang and crunch guitar sits with pedal, fiddle, banjo and mandolin.

I've played many gigs and festivals across the USA, U.K. and Australia most recently supporting Mitchell Tenpenny with the Jimmy Sarr Band.

In my music you'll find some examples of originals that I've written or played electric guitar / mandolin on for other songwriters.

Screen name:
Aussie Nick Music
Member since:
Nov 25 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Mainly outlaw and classic country from old and the new breed of artists but really any great roots music gets me going. Mark Knopfler was my original inspiration to pick up the guitar.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Main guitars - Nash T-63 Tele (b-bender), Suhr Strats, Les Paul 50's reissue, Martin / Maton / Taylor / Gibson acoustics (steel & nylon), Duesenberg Starplayer TV Special and Eastman mandolin.

Amps - Dr Z Prescription ES, Dr Z Z-Wreck Jr, Victoria Low Power Tweed Twin, Matchless Lightning, Tone King Imperial MKII and Dr Z Remedy.

A bunch of cool pedals, high quality mics and home studio gear

MUSIC