Jared James Nichols – Black Magic
(Listenable Records – 2017)
Ballsy Blues Rock from JJN and his three piece outfit – a guy from Wisconsin who is Los Angeles based and taking the world by storm on a whirlwind of support slots on a variety of tours with artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and recently The Bad Flowers in the UK.
Ten cooking tracks on the album that include the obliterating almost 80's rock of the opening 'Last Chance'; 'The Gun' with its big echoey bombastic chorus section; the groovy 'n' percussive 'Honey Forgive Me'; the gutsy 'n' stomping 'End Of Time' or the marvellous 'Keep You Light On Mama'.
An act not to miss!
By Glenn Milligan