Prolific and Grammy winning Songwriter, Gary Nicholson, brings Whitey Johnson to Palms Playhouse

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Whitey Johnson will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 pm. “Whitey Johnson” is a five piece band featuring Gary Nicholson in a fancy white suit delivering “feel better” blues with expertise, attitude, a little magic and a sense of humor. Whitey Johnson includes New Copasetics’ and Commander Cody’s Tim Eschliman and Sean Allen, Dallis Craft (who performed and toured with K.T. Frizzell, Mandy Barnett, Bruce Willis) and Ken Hayes (from Robert Cray band, Wild Combo). Texas born but now Nashville based, Nicholson is a number one hit songwriter (Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame), a recording artist, world traveling performer and session guitarist. There are over 600 recordings of Nicholson’s songs in genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass and pop. Ringo Starr, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Delbert McClinton, Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Garth Brooks, John Prine, Neil Diamond, John Mayall, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, Fleetwood Mac and Etta James have all recorded Nicholson’s songs. Nicholson and Ringo Starr co-wrote the title song of Ringo’s new album, “Give More Love.” Nicholson co-wrote with Tom Hambridge the title song to Buddy Guy’s recent release, “The Blues is Alive and Well.” Nicholson co-wrote with Taj Mahal and Keb Mo “Don’t Leave Me Here” for their project “Tajmo” which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues and was nominated for Blues Foundation’s “Best Music Award” for Best Album of the Year. The song was nominated for “Best Song of the Year” for 2018 Blues Music Awards. Nicholson has a song on Willie Nelson’s current record, “He Won’t Ever Be Gone,” a tribute to Merle Haggard as well as new cuts on Michael McDonald’s and George Thorogood’s new albums. In addition to Nicholson’s two Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, he produced records for The Judds, Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Billy Joe Shaver, T Graham Brown, Chris Knight, Taylor Hicks, Seth Walker and others. The show at Palms Playhouse will run 8-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and available online or at the door.]]>

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