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Buffalo Nichols (USA)

Carl ‘Buffalo’ Nichols is a singer and finger-pickin’ slide guitarist with a firm hold on the great American blues story. His precise vibrato on the slide guitar and his deep bass voice pick it up where the old-timers left off. “How do I bring the old blues up to date?” he asked himself. Then he found an answer. By playing blues with heart and feeling, and by writing relevant and resonant songs. In the autumn of 2021 he released his debut album Buffalo Nichols. The record is published by legendary Mississippi-based record company Fat Possum, which previously put out albums by L. R. Burnside and The Black Keys. The PR was helped along by Buffalo Nichols’ live appearance on the popular tv programme The Late Show hosted by Stephen Colbert. Buffalo Nichols was born in Texas, grew up in Milwaukee, and his early youth was dominated by punk and hip hop. But the blues guitar won, and after a European tour, with one stop at a blues club in Kiev in Ukraine, he concentrated totally on blues music and his own songs. This is Buffalo Nichols’ first performance in Denmark, and his only Danish festival concert in 2023.