Nick Black, Memphis’ newest Soul artist is
stepping out onto the music scene with a style that
will force you to take notice. Take his modern soul
voice, fold in his soulful string and horn arrangements, add an
infusion of hip-hop and old school rhythm & blues, and you’ve
got a sound that demands attention.
His debut album, THE SOUL DIARIES, released in 2012, was
an amalgamation of music four years in the making. It
garnered critical acclaim within the local and regional soul
and blues scenes, as well as airplay on international radio.
While recording his first album, he joined Blues Music award
-winning blues recording artist Victor Wainwrighton the road,
and has been one of the “WildRoots” in Wainwright’s band,
Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots for the past four years.
Nick has toured nationally and internationally with Wainwright,
getting a real education in music after graduating from the
University of Memphis in 2011 with a degree in music business.
Black will be touring on his new album, DEEP BLUE, in 2015,
so be on the lookout in your town for him and his band.
It’s a must-see show!
Nick has released his second album, DEEP BLUE, in May 2015.
DEEP BLUE is a heartfelt journey through love,
loss, and the pursuit of love again.
This ten-song album is written, arranged,
and performed by Nick Black with the careful touch
of up-and-coming Memphis producer and engineer
James Bennett. Mastered by Grammywinning engineer
Brad Blackwood, co-produced by award-winning artist
Victor Wainwright, and performed by Nick’s ace band
of Memphis’ best young musicians, this album fully
represents what the Bluff City has to offer to the rest
of the world in this new era of music: something old,
something new, and something just a little deep blue.