Nashville-based, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jared James Nichols has debuted the new single, “Bad Roots” today, listen here: https://orcd.co/badroots. Nichols will release his highly--anticipated EP of new music titled Shadow Dancer on September 17 on Black Hill Records, here: https://orcd.co/shadowdancer. Nichols will launch a U.S. club tour with John 5 beginning August 10, the trek will include a handful of headlining shows, as well as festival appearances. Nichols and his band will also join KISS for the KISS Cruise from October 29-November 3 (see all dates below).
Jared describes the fiery new single as, 'Bad Roots' is a symbol of our collective torn and tattered history,” says Nichols. “This song is an audio affirmation, an anthem to rise above, and continue to reach for good instead of evil. We cannot hide or change the past, and we must learn from and own our mistakes, to ensure ourselves a better future. So, turn it up LOUD and hang on tight!”
The new single “Bad Roots” comes on the heels of his first single “Skin ‘n Bone” which Guitar World magazine described as “gritty, anthemic. …blurring the lines between blues and hard rock with soaring bends and lyrical lead flurries.” Watch and share the video for “Skin ‘n Bone”: Jared James Nichols - Skin 'n Bone (Official Music Video) - YouTube.
Armed with one guitar--a battered-and-bruised, heavily--customized Gibson Les Paul, aka “Old Glory” -- a gritty, soul-stirring voice, and unshakable spirit, Nichols reaffirms the power and glory of hot-wired, blues-drenched rock ‘n’ roll. Since the beginning, Nichols has carved out his own singular path in the music world and his new songs reveal his diverse and raw talent with a different level of depth. Known for his high-energy, pick-less guitar-playing and his electrifying riff-‘n’-roll from records like his debut Old Glory & the Wild Revival (2015), and the follow up Black Magic (2018). Nichols has performed over 400 live dates traveling all around the world with his band and performed onstage with giants like Slash, Billy Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, and the late, great Leslie West, among others.