Nick Moss is an American Chicago blues and electrical blues musician. He has launched 13 albums thus far, all on his personal label, Blue Bella Data label. He has performed with Buddy Scott, Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Rogers and the Legendary Blues Band. Extra just lately he has carried out fronting his personal group, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops till 2008 after which shortening the title in 2009 to Nick Moss Band. The music journalist Invoice Dahl said that Moss possesses “mastery of the basic Chicago sound.”
Moss initially realized to play the bass guitar. He joined Buddy Scott’s backing band when he was in his late teenagers. He performed for Scott for 2 years. After that he performed with Jimmy Dawkins. By 1993, he had joined the Legendary Blues Band and performed bass on their closing album, Cash Talks. The band’s frontman, Willie “Massive Eyes” Smith, steered Moss ought to change to guide guitar, and he spent over two years there earlier than they cut up up.
Moss moved on to play guitar within the Jimmy Rogers band for 3 years, earlier than he turned to a solo profession. His debut album, First Offense (re-released in 2003), billed as by Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, included a visitor look by the harmonica participant Lynwood Slim. His subsequent albums, Bought a New Plan (2001), Rely Your Blessings (2003), Sadie Mae (2005) and Stay at Chan’s (2006), had been every nominated for a W. C. Useful Award.
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops recorded two reside albums at Chan’s, a Rhode Island membership, the second of which included the harp enjoying of Gerry Hundt. Moss and the Flip Tops performed at Memphis in Could and the Ottawa Blues Competition in 2008. The identical yr Moss produced Magic Slim’s album Midnight Blues. Moss later modified the title of his group, which grew to become the Nick Moss Band.
Moss’s ninth album, Right here I Am, was launched on November 22, 2011. It was nominated for a Blues Music Award in 2013 within the class Rock Blues Album. His tenth album, Time Ain’t Free, was launched in March 2014 and was voted by the editors at Guitar World journal as One of many High 50 Albums of 2014.
The band launched Stay & Luscious on October 30, 2015. It was their eleventh album launched after a European tour in April that yr. It featured reside variations of unreleased songs that shall be launched within the following studio album. The twelfth album was issued on Could 20, 2016, and was a double disc studio effort, From the Root to the Fruit.
The Excessive Value of Low Dwelling (2018) was a slight departure from the norm, incorporating a big visitor look from the harmonica participant Dennis Gruenling, plus the discharge was by way of Alligator Data.
On the fortieth Blues Music Awards in 2019, Moss was named ‘Conventional Blues Male Artist of the 12 months’.
His 2019 joint recording with Dennis Gruenling, Fortunate Man!, was chosen as a ‘Favourite Blues Album’ by AllMusic. In Could 2020, the Nick Moss Band that includes Dennis Gruenling received two Blues Music Awards for ‘Band of the 12 months’ and ‘Conventional Blues Album of the 12 months’ for Fortunate Man!.