Brooklyn born, Berklee trained multi-instrumentalist Nick Johnson has followed his musical passion from his hometown of New York, to Boston, Los Angeles and now – Nashville, Tennessee – all in pursuit of synthesizing that perfect formula for success. After honing his chops with regional touring bands – and getting a firsthand taste of the true Nashville scene with a long tenure on the fabled and competitive Broadway circuit in Music City – Johnson was ready to launch his solo career proper from the heartland of America.
Johnson – known nationally for his solid six-string skills – is no stranger to making a big splash recently scoring two of his own songs on the big screen via major Hollywood releases (“She’s So Lonely”/Bill Murray Experience, “Playmate”/Party Bus To Hell). Now, the in-demand guitarist is writing a new script with a debut record that will soon see him take on a leading role as compelling artist with a story of his own to tell.
The July 2019 release of “Click Bait” is a tempting introductory sampler that offers a glimpse of the artist’s far reaching influences that get revealed over the collection’s nine tracks. Want rock? Check. R&B and Funk? Check. A nod to the earlier purveyors of rock? An insightful, inspiring and uplifting singer-songwriter perspective? Check. It’s all there and more.
The first single “Light Me Up” is a guitar fueled and incendiary invitation that sets an agenda detailing the power of positivity that permeates through Johnson’s laudable and eminently listenable debut. It’s a good bet that this bright addition to the musical marketplace will be shining in a town near you soon giving fans a chance to light it up with Nick Johnson in a live setting.