SOUL SIDE | Soul Side: From Memphis to Detroit to New Orleans to Chicago, Philadelphia and beyond, Soul music is an essential subgenre in the modern Americana movement that has inspired and influenced generations of songwriters. Soul can be swaggering and slick, sophisticated and sultry, sentimental and sexy, psychedelic, “…and so on and so on and Scooby dooby doo,” as Sly Stone put it. The Soul Side of Americana is a celebration of the gritty, passionate, and downright funky R&B that developed from the African-American consciousness through gospel music, and this visceral video hour is a testament to the timelessness that this genre embodies. Motown, Stax, Atlantic, Chess, Hi Records and more; their legacy lives on The Soul Side.
Nick Black is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable names in the pop/soul music scene. His highly entertaining live show experience features smooth vocals, soaring falsetto, and blazing guitar. Nick’s newest single “One Night Love” was released July 30th, 2018 to critical acclaim along with a neon-colored hula hoop extravaganza of a music video. Produced by Black and Memphis producer James Bennett, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Brad Blackwood, “One Night Love” pushes Nick headlong into pop and funk territory. With hints of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars having always been a staple of Nick’s music, they’ve truly come to the forefront of his sound in this new adventure.
Nick released his last album SUMMER + SPRING in 2017, featuring two music videos: one for the title track and one for “Joy to the Girl”. SUMMER + SPRING fused classic Memphis R&B with the spirit of new soul and funk coming out of the Bluff City.
He has been featured on “Muscle Shoals to Music Row”, a concert series filmed at legendary Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, as well as on Americana and Roots channel DittyTV as one of their featured artists. Black won the 2015 Juneteenth awards for “Album of the Year” and “Band of the Year”, The Pioneer Award for “Most Promising Male Entertainer”. He also won the 2016 Blues Music Award for “Band of the Year” for his work with award-winning blues and boogie-woogie band Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots. Nick is now touring nationally in support of SUMMER & SPRING.
Nick’s music is available on his website www.nickblackmusic.com, iTunes, Amazon, and most major streaming sources.