Photo by Chris Monaghan • Courtesy Alligator Records

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THE NICK MOSS BAND 

Featuring Dennis Gruenling
Lucky Guy!

ALLIGATOR RECORDS 4993 
(AUG 2019 RELEASE)

Blues guitar virtuoso Nick Moss and harmonica wizard Dennis Gruenling have been on a winning streak since they first joined forces in 2016. With relentless nonstop touring and the release of their Alligator Records debut, The High Cost Of Low Living, in 2018, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling has been playing for wildly enthusiastic fans and winning over critics and radio programmers worldwide. Debuting at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart, the album topped many 2018 "Best Of" lists. UK tastemaker magazine Mojo said, "Guitarist and singer Nick Moss shows the world his fearsome guitar chops and his complete familiarity with the great tradition of Chicago blues music. Partnered with harmonica-player Dennis Gruenling, Moss creates a two-headed monster that takes the band thundering through crisp originals."

Their self-made lucky streak continued into early 2019, when down-and-dirty guitarist Moss—a 30-year veteran of Chicago’s take-no-prisoners rough and tumble West and South Side blues clubs—won the Blues Music Award (BMA) for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year. Gruenling, one on the hottest players on the scene today, took the BMA for Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica. And now, with the odds heavily in their favor, they unleash their dynamic new album, Lucky Guy!.

Lucky Guy! — produced by Kid Andersen (guitarist for Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) and Moss and recorded at Andersen’s Greaseland Studio in San Jose, California — is a foot-stomping showcase featuring the classic Chicago blues sound the band is known for. But, as Moss himself notes, there are also "a few other flavors," including Louisiana swamp pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk, and even some proto-rock and roll. All but one of the 14 songs are originals, with 11 by Moss and two by Gruenling. The band delivers each one with uncompromising skill and authority. Start to finish, Lucky Guy! is a joyous, sonic blast of pure blues power.

THE NICK MOSS BAND 

Featuring Dennis Gruenling
The High Cost of Low Living

ALLIGATOR RECORDS 4981 
(2018)

The High Cost Of Low Living, the critically-acclaimed, blistering label debut by The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling is now available on Alligator Records. The album is a tour-de-force of the classic Chicago blues ensemble sound that world class guitarist/vocalist Moss and master harmonicist/vocalist Gruenling know, live and love.

The High Cost Of Low Living is no recycling of old songs. Moss wrote eight memorable new originals and Gruenling wrote two, all deeply rooted in the blues tradition with a touch of old school rock ‘n’ roll. Produced by guitarist Kid Andersen and Moss and recorded at Rancho de Rhythm in Elgin, Illinois, the album is a joyous sonic blast of pure blues power. 

THE NICK MOSS BAND

Featuring Michael Ledbetter
w/ special guests DAVID HIDALGO, JASON RICCI and SAX GORDON
From The Root To The Fruit
BLUE BELLA 1023 (2016)

NMB - Live and Luscious

BLUE BELLA 1022

(2015)

NMB - Time Ain’t Free

BLUE BELLA 1019

(2014)

Nick Moss - Here I Am

BLUE BELLA 1017

(2011)

Nick Moss - Privileged

BLUE BELLA 1014

(2010)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Live at Chan’s - Vol 2

BLUE BELLA 1012

(2009)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Play It 'Til Tomorrow

BLUE BELLA 1008

(2007)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Live at Chan’s - Vol 1

BLUE BELLA 1005

(2006)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Sadie Mae

BLUE BELLA 1004

(2004)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Count Your Blessings

BLUE BELLA 1003

(2003)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Got A New Plan

BLUE BELLA 1002

(2001)

Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
First Offense

BLUE BELLA 1001

(1998)

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