Numbers Man (8/28/2015) Add To Cart
- Andy T - Nick Nixon Band
"Nick Nixon has been a formidable vocalist on Nashville's blues scene for decades. He can be decisive, combative, easily express heartace or humor, and discuss current situations while retaining a vintage sensibility. He's teamed with guitarist Andy "T" and Numbers Man shows their union has deepened. Andy's playing is expressive and soulful, a delightful and memorable third CD from a tremendous duo." -Nashville Scene
"These guys don't just make albums, they lay out a custom tailored outfit that keeps getting better as it goes along, stiching a garment for all seasons that fits all." -No Depression
"Nixon has been around seemingly forever. Now he's over 70 but that phlegm-filled voice is still belting out the blues with just a hint of gospel. Think Jimmy Witherspoon crossed with Bobby "Blue" Bland. Andy T is T-Bone Walker reborn. His jazzy lead guitar is the perfect foil to peek in and around those gruff Nixon vocals. He's the consummate string maestro and can play in a number of regional styles. The pairing of these two is a match made in honkytonk heaven. "- Classiclite.com
"For modern blues and roots rendered with cool vintage style, seek out Andy T-Nick Nixon Band's Numbers Man.....another fine collection of their classically oriented amalgam of blues, R & B, and soul." -Living Blues
The Andy T-Nick Nixon Band displays musicianship at its highest. The blues has a history of great partnerships, and Numbers Man offers proof positive that Andy T and Nick Nixon belong in that select group.
Andy T’s jazz-tinged guitar style is influenced by T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Magic Sam, and Albert Collins among others, yet it remains his own. The velvet-voiced Nixon, part of Nashville’s thriving blues and R&B scene in the 60’s and 70’s, sings in a style that recalls Jimmy Witherspoon and Billy Eckstine.
Even though he’s now in his 70’s, Nixon’s voice still has all the power and energy of a man half his age and it’s crystal clear that this man was born to sing the blues. Combined with Andy T’s bold, vibrant tones and equally rooted guitar style, it makes for a uniquely satisfying brand of soulful blues. Numbers Man was produced by renowned Texas guitarist Anson Funderburgh, who plays lead on "Shut The Front Door" and "Be Somebody Some Day." The album also features the great Kim Wilson’s harmonica on "Sundown Blues."
1. Shut The Front Door (sample)
2. Devil's Wife (sample)
3. Deep Blues Sea
4. Tall Drink of Water
5. Numbers Man
6. Pretty Girls Everywhere
7. Blue Monday
9. Sundown Blues (sample)
10. Tell Me What's The Reason
11. Be Somebody Some Day (sample)
12. What Went Wrong (sample)
13. Gate's Salty Blues
14. This World We Live In (sample)