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Whitey Johnson Featuring Gary Nicholson
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, October 27th
Afternoon Blues Series With 2 Time Grammy Winner
4:00 PM, Doors Open 3:00 PM, $15 Advance, $20 Day Of Show,

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Two-time Grammy Award winner, Gary Nicholson and his band Whitey Johnson debut Moe's Alley Santa Cruz on Sunday October 27th 2019 as part of the Afternoon Blues Series.

Gary has a rich soulful voice, superb guitar skills, funny stories and the energy to hold a crowd. “Whitey Johnson” is a six piece band featuring Gary Nicholson delivering "feel better" blues with expertise, attitude, a little magic and a sense of humor. Whitey Johnson includes several California favorites: Tim Eschliman, Sean Allen and Dallis Kraft. 

Texas born but now Nashville based, Gary is a number one hit songwriter (Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame), a recording artist, world traveling performer, and session guitarist. There are over six hundred recordings of Gary's songs in genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop. Artists as varied as Delbert McClinton, Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, George Strait, John Mayall, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, Fleetwood Mac and Etta James have recorded Gary's songs.

Gary’s work has also been included in motion pictures and on television. His song "Falling and Flying" is featured in the Oscar-winning film, "Crazy Heart" performed by Jeff Bridges.

Gary co-wrote with Ringo Starr the title of Ringo’s new record, “Give More Love.” He also wrote the title song to Buddy Guy’s upcoming release “The Blues is Alive and Well.”  Gary co-wrote with Taj Mahal and Keb Mo “Don’t Leave Me Here” for their project “Tajmo” which recently won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues and is nominated for Best Blues Song of the Year at the upcoming Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Gary has a song on Willie Nelson’s current record, “He Won’t Ever Be Gone” a tribute to Merle Haggard as well as new cuts on Michael McDonald’s and George Thorogood’s new albums.

In addition to Gary's two Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, he produced records for The Judds, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Billy Joe Shaver, T Graham Brown, Chris Knight, Taylor Hicks, Seth Walker and others.

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