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2017-07-15

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"He's nailed a groove that keeps paying dividends, especially when the material and performances are as passionate, tasteful, and beautifully crafted as they are here." - Hal Horowitz, AllMusic

Darrell Nulisch Band

Darrell Nulisch is one of the finest vocalists singing blues/soul music today. He spends a lot of his time on the road as guest vocalist with Grammy-winning Chicago blues harmonica legend James Cotton. He's recorded vocals for ex-Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Boston pianist David Maxwell, and Detroit guitarist Kenny Parker. His roots lie squarely in Lone Star soil.

Growing up in Dallas, Darrell was surrounded by blues and soul music at an early age. From the beginning, Nulisch exhibited a natural flair for phrasing a lyric, a quality that underscores his relaxed, soulful performances today. He began singing full-time in 1978 as one of the founding members of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. Their 1981 recording, "Talk to You by Hand," was the first album in the catalog of New Orleans-based Black Top Records. After spending seven years as front man for the Rockets (also appearing on 1985's "She Knocks Me Out!"), Nulisch put in a year with Dallas-based Mike Morgan and the Crawl before joining forces in 1987 with Boston-based Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He cut two albums as their front man, "Soul Searchin'" and "Peace Of Mind", before leaving in 1990 to form his own band, Texas Heat, which put out the record "Business as Usual". He continued to mix blues and soul on the aptly named "Bluesoul," a 1996 release, and "The Whole Truth," his debut for Severn Records in 1998.

Nulisch issued `I Like It That Way' in 2000. His fan base started to expand from this point. 'Just for You' released in 2009 received a four star rating from Allmusic.com. On his latest release, `One Night In Boston' he teams up with Boston's finest musicians for a live recording that needs to be checked out!

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