The Conversation, a Gibson TV Original Series, gives two artists from similar genres and different generations the chance to sit down and discuss each other's journey through music. In this episode, blues-rock guitarist and singer Jared James Nichols sits down with legendary music veteran George Thorogood for a one-on-one conversation that reveals the story behind the hit song “Bad to the Bone,” what it was like on the infamous 50/50 Tour, and the makings of a great guitar player.
About George Thorogood:
Since 1975, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a catalog of classic hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV, and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history. For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. And in 2021, their Good to Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock will prove why like never before.
About Jared James Nichols:
The Wisconsin-born, Nashville-based guitarist got his first guitar at 14 years old and was onstage almost immediately after. He found himself practicing for twelve hours every day and hitting up the local jams, eventually sharing the stage with legends including Buddy Guy, "Honeyboy" Edwards, and "Big Jim" Johnson.
Newly signed to Black Hill Records, look for new music from him this spring, along with the highly anticipated release of his Epiphone signature model Les Paul, "Gold Glory."
“I want people to get excited," he states. "I want them to feel like anything is possible in this music. I want them to know great rock and roll exists. If I can give someone the same inspiration I was blessed with, I've done something right." Bluespower!
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