bannerNicholas Barron is a triple threat.

media_slider-39740002An instantly recognizable-powerful Soul/Blues singer, a prolific and poetic songwriter, and a one of a kind guitarist who, when playing solo, sounds like a whole band.

James Taylor has called his talents “undeniable”! Wayne Jackson of the legendary Memphis horns called him the “real deal”.

Audiences are deeply moved by his performances. His most popular song is called “I’m not superman” and could be his autobiography.

Nicholas Barron – “I’m Not Superman”

Nicholas’ writes revealing lyrics as a kind of self therapy but also touches on the social and macro themes of peace and love in the way that Cat Stevens often did. He started in the tubes of London and then moved back home Chicago, where he sang Classic Soul and Blues, 8 hours a day in the Chicago EL for predominantly Black Southside train riders-honing his skills and building his name and reputation.

media_slider-39750022He founded CASA (Coalition for the advancement of street arts) when the city tried to ban busking and won-creating a license-and specific locations in the EL for performers. Nicholas then began playing 7 nights a week and creating weekly residencies which further built his following.

He has had close calls with fame but unique people and rare artists like Nicholas don’t play the game of glitz and glam well-choosing instead the sweat equity and purity of expression of Art instead. Nicholas has always been the true king of the underground and DIY yourself universe.

Fear No ART Chicago: Interview: Blues Musician Nicholas Barron

media_slider-39750010Nicholas latest CD called “Scary Beautiful” is a collection of some of he and legendary chicago producer Jim Tullios favorite classic and obscure Covers such as “Walk on by” and Al Greens classic ” Let’s Stay together“.

Jim is well known for his work with John Martyn, Mavis Staples, Richie Havens, John Prine, and The Band. The songs on “scary beautiful” are perfect soundtrack tunes for Film and TV.

Nicholas Barron – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Nicholas sings on “Angeline”  the tribute to John Martyn: Johnnie boy would love this CD that was produced by the great Jim Tullio and came out in August of 2011 and has artists like Beck, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, RoBert Smith of The Cure and more!

Nicholas Barron – Honey Lemon Tea

media_slider-39730022Nicholas Has Opened For

Al Green, Buddy Guy, BB King, Johnny Cash, Joan Armatrading, Shawn Colvin, Michael Bolton, Nelly Furtado, Charlie Hunter, John Martyn, Gino Vanelli, Tuck and Patti, The Meters, Average white band, WAR, The Subdudes, Groove Collective, Tommy Castro, Dirty Dozen Brass band, Neville brothers, Dave Mason, Shamekia Copeland, Andy McKee, Stanley Jordan, Doobie Brothers, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more.

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