Nick Moss Band
w/ Chromatropic (Late night set)
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Distinct, honest, and intense — a blend of traditional blues and progressive, jam-oriented blues rock. Face-melting guitar solos that rise above the crowded field of pretenders, and a versatile band that brilliantly delivers unparalleled improvisational jams to packed houses night after night, city after city.
Nick Moss and his band have been featured performers at blues festivals all around the world but it’s at home in Chicago, the capital city of the blues, where he and his band get the ultimate stamp of approval from one Hall of Famer and blues icon Buddy Guy. Music fans the world over come to his famous club where they’ll often find Moss playing that prestigious stage, booked by the icon himself because “Nick is a favorite at my club, Legends. He always works hard to please the audience.” Other luminaries are equally effusive in their praise, rare in the competitive world of guitar gods, as none other than former Roomful of Blues bandleader and distinguished solo artist Ronnie Earl declares “Nick Moss is my favorite guitarist,” high praise from one of the greatest practitioners of the instrument.
It’s that ability to please, entertain, and amaze audiences with his staggering guitar skills that make the 16-time Blues Music Award nominee one of the top draws on the blues circuit and most exciting, dynamic performers working today. Noted author and historian Bill Dahl has praised Nick’s “mastery of the classic Chicago sound” and declared him “a prolific songwriter, and the most exciting blues guitarist we have around here.” That’s quite an accolade from a man who has interviewed icons like Bo Diddley, written liner notes and overseen massive retrospectives of giants like Freddie King and Sam Phillips’ historic Sun Records label, and written a respected book about the history of Motown.
Nick Moss demonstrates his mastery of the classic Chicago sound onstage and has also been recognized by the International Songwriting Competition for his ability to add amazing new songs to the venerable blues canon. His creativity has advanced his sound to incorporate new styles and ideas has made an impression on blues master Jimmy Thackery, who says, “Nick is at it again, pushing the evolution of his music, stylistically as well as sonically.” His recording career has brought him numerous accolades and his albums have been staples at blues radio nationwide but he crosses boundaries and his songs have scored at rock and jam band stations as well.
It’s that ability to please purists and cross boundaries that have helped him connect with audiences worldwide, winning fans and making friends every night in every city when he and his band take the stage. All the great ones make their mark onstage and that’s where Moss is at his best. His superior talent is evident on his studio albums but it’s his live albums and performances that put him in the rarified territory with the greats. Discovery for yourself what Bill Dahl, Ronnie Earl, Jimmy Thackery, Hall of Famer Buddy Guy, and audiences the world over already know: an evening with Nick Moss is an unforgettable experience and one not to be missed!
Brooklyn based instrumental quartet Chromatropic formed in 2010. Over the last three years, they have developed a unique sound that forges elements of jazz, funk, house, DnB and ambient. 2014 has been a breakout year for Chromatropic who can be found churning crowds into butter on dance-floors across the north east.
Traveling with their custom light show and a focus on hi-fidelity audio, Chromatropic has quickly gained a reputation as a polished, professional, yet musically risk taking outfit.
Chromatropic has recently shared the stage with such notable acts as Dopapod, Consider the Source & Tauk.