Nicholas Mudd, Come With Me Tonight Review
Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Nicholas Mudd is a Los Angeles based singer songwriter. Influenced by old school country and rock ‘n’ roll as well as the traditional folk and bluegrass of his home state of Lexington Kentucky, the Nicholas Mudd Band plays what is referred to as “California Country.” The band is made up of Jush Allen on the drums, Mike Gomes on bass, Kenny Feinstein on fiddle and mandolin, Iain Weigert on lead guitar, and Caitlin Anne Webster singing sweet harmonies. By day, Mudd has worked his way through the ranks in TV and Film. Mudd credits include casting associate and associate casting director with such films as Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and more. His latest single “Come With Me Tonight.”
In the lineage of Ken Nelson’s days over at Capitol, Mudd taps into just enough twang, balanced with the right slice of gritty guitar and a high-flying Americana lyrics. Never boxed by the genre, he leans unrepentantly into sturdy classic country structures. His voice is poised and poignant as he digs into the marrow of universal human emotions spanning pain, loneliness and abject fear. His unrestrained independence is the cornerstone to his sound. California country epitomizes, piercing vocal harmonies and chicken pickin’ guitar solos over a driving, honky-tonk and rockabilly rhythm. That’s the sound California country is remembered for, and the sound so many fans miss. Thankfully, Mudd has something to whet their appetites with “Come With Me.” That’s the short of it!
Mudd focuses on the long tradition of California country pioneered by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Rose and the Maddox Brothers and next-generation stars like Dwight Yoakam and Gary Allan. He offers an authentic sound that culminates in all that is stunning with “Come With Me Tonight.
Come with Me Tonight
February 25, 2019