June 17 – 8:00 pm – Machinery Row – Outdoor Patio
Tickets: 12 and 15 day of show
Nick Moss Band has released its highly-anticipated new CD, Time Ain’t Free (March 18 / Blue Bella Records), described by Guitar World as “nothing less than a powerful gumbo of Chicago soul, funk, blues, jam band, and rock ‘n roll,” as they premiered the gritty track “No Reason” in February. Time Ain’t Free marks the tenth album by bandleader, songwriter, and groove master Nick Moss, reaching a new musical high water mark.
A decendant of the legendary Lead Belly, Michael Ledbetter makes his Nick Moss Band lead vocal recording debut on this album, marking the arrival of a fiery new vocal and guitar talent.
Billboard.com debuted the soul-drenched ballad “I Want the World To Know,” with Leadbetter’s powerful vocals front and center. Of Moss’ contribution to the track, Billboard‘s Lars Brandle writes, “Moss’ class shines through in ‘I Want the World To Know,’ which builds into a showcase of his fluency on the six-string.”
Other praise has come to the band on a 36-date national winter tour. KEXP’s Greg Vandy called the band “great” late last year. UT San Diego praised Moss’ “high-octane” sound, continuing, “Their forthcoming new album, Time Ain’t Free, finds the group continuing to expand, stylistically, by incorporating gospel, boogie, Southern-rock and more.”
Elmore Magazine has called Moss “one of the best guitarists on today’s scene” while BlurtMagazine has stated, “Nick Moss keeps tradition alive while moving his music in new directions.” Americana Roots has stated simply, “…the guy never disappoints.”
Previously, The Nick Moss Band rocketed to #2 on the Relix/Jamband Radio Charts and held a strong position on the Living Blues Radio Chart in 2012 with Here I Am.