Along with his partner, Shannon "Bayou" Williford, Nixon has performed an average of 60 educational shows yearly; covering 8 states in the Southeastern USA. For information about his educational programs on blues and R&B music please visit American Roots Music Education at www.americanrootsmusic.org. As a long-time member of The New Imperials, an act with a forty-five year history, he has worked with many of the top performers in the world. Nixon is something of an institution in The Music City, regularly performing for civic functions and even having sung before thousands at the Riverfront, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. His blues duo, Nick and Bayou, is the only act to have ever sung in the chambers of the Nashville Metro Council. Always eager to give back to the music he loves, Nixon serves on the board of directors of The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. Despite such a varied and successful career in the music business, Nixon is still remembered by many as a friend and sometime stage mate of the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Nick befriended Hendrix and his pal (and later to be Band of Gypsies member) Billy Cox when they arrived in Nashville and became part of the legendary Jefferson Street scene in the early '60s.
To this day Nick often writes and performs with the still-formidable Cox. Nixon recently retired from Metro Parks where he was a guitar instructor for 35 years, impacting many music students. Currently, James "Nick" Nixon continues to share his gifts with the world on a daily basis. He performs solo or with a duo or trio, as well as with a full band, featuring some of the finest musicians in the Music City. Discography: Back Down South, Buncy Records (2005) No End To The Blues, Black Magic Records (2001) Stand Up, T-Jaye Records (1999) Me, Myself and The Lord, T-Jaye Records (1998) Awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Music City Blues Society, 2001 Acoustic Blues Act of the Year, Music City Blues Society, 2002,2003,2004 Keeping the Blues Alive Award, Excellence in Blues Education, The Blues Foundation, 2000 Bands: The New Imperials Past, Present and Future NTS Limited King James and The Sceptres Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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