Chet Nichols - Composer/Singer-Songwriter
Chet Nichols is an award-winning creative director, songwriter, composer, music producer, engineer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, film producer, animation producer, creative artist, designer, photographer, novelist, poet, TV and feature film actor and stage performer. Chet is also an accomplished Interactive Producer and Creative Content Specialist
Chet was just into the Kansas City/Kansas Musicians Hall Of Fame. He joins artists like Pat Matheny, Melissa Ethridge, Martina McBride, Brewer & Shipley, Mike Finnegan and many other accomplished performers. He was also recently add to The Chicago Actor’s A-List of Chicago-born entertainers.
He has produced 12 CDs over his life of original material. He has produced music that has been used in films, television and radio. His novel, “The Last Riders On Route 66”, is currently in development to become a feature film.
Chet’s latest CDs, “Red Mesa Sunset” and “Earthways” are New Age Ambient/World Fusion fare and are filled with award-winning songs. “Red Mesa Sunset” was recently selected to be a Top Twelve CD by the music editors of eMusic.com for the month of February, 2007. “Earthways” was recently selected to be a Top Twelve CD by the music editors of eMusic.com for the month of March, 2007. “Serengeti Rain”, a song on “Red Mesa Sunset”, was awarded a Special Mention in the Music Aid International Songwriting Composition in December, 2006. “Serengeti Rain”, “Red Mesa Sunset” and “Prayer Bucket” have been #1 on numerous Internet New Age Song Charts. “Serengeti Rain” was recently a featured composition at The LA Museum of Contemporary Art’s Spring Event. Another song, “Beijing Dawn” was recently #1 on the American Idol Underground World Charts. “Beijing Dawn”, a pre-released composition from his upcoming CD, “Peak To Peak”, was also just awarded a Special Mention in the Music Aid International Songwriting Composition in December, 2007.
Chet’s Route-66-dedicated CD, “Modern Progress” is filled with award winning songs. The song, “The Last Riders On Route 66”, won the Grand Prize in the International Route 66 Theme Song Contest in 2003. It was lauded as “the best new song about Route 66 since Bobby Troupe’s ‘Get Your Kicks On Route 66’. The song, “The Mother Road”, won the Grand Prize in the International Route 66 Theme Song Contest in 2004 ands was lauded as “the new anthem for Route 66 restoration and preservation”.
Chet has numerous other songs that have won many other awards. He is the
Author of the classic blues songs “I Come From Chicago” and “I Am The Ice Cream Man”. John Fahey once called Chet “America’s best acoustic guitarist”. Chet is a living, breathing Renaissance man with a big heart, a love for planet Earth, a bottomless sense of humor and an amazing zest for the creative arts.
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Chet has performed as a solo "Opening Act" in concert with:
The Jefferson Airplane
The Grateful Dead
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Big Brother & The Holding Company
The Charlie Daniels Band
Dan Hicks & The Hotlicks
Brewer & Shipley
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
It's A Beautiful Day
Pacific Gas & Electric
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Country Joe McDonald
Blue Oyster Cult
John Lee Hooker
The Guess Who
The Mary Clayton Band
The Kansas City Philharmonic ... and more
He has worked in recording studios with..................
Spencer Dryden (The Jefferson Airplane)
Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones)
Dave Garabaldi (Tower of Power)
Pete Sears (The Jefferson Airplane)
Nick Gravinities (Big Brother and The Holding Company)
Sal Marquez (The "New" Tonight Show Band)
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Jack Schrorer (Van Morrison)
Henry Lewie (Joni Mitchell)
Don Preston (Wings)
Stephen Barncard (David Crosby)