Nick Atherton

Blues/Originals/Folk Solo

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Nick Atherton is a Cairns based guitarist/singer/songwriter, who is well known for his fiery fingerpicking, slide guitar, stompbox, loop pedals and toe tapping blues. He has been playing and performing since his early teens.
From his beginnings in the Adelaide band scene, through musical travels in South America, to a guitarist-for-hire along the East Coast of Australia, he has been both an original songwriter and passionate student of the Blues. Now as a soloist, all this experience is showcased in his live performances bringing people together.

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Set list
Repertoire includes songs by:
- Blind Willie Johnson
- Blind Blake
- Blind Boy Fuller
- Robert Johnson
- Big Bill Broonzy
- Lightnin' Hopkins
- Mance Lipscomb
- T-Bone Walker
- Muddy Waters
- Howlin' Wolf
- Elmore James
- Albert King
- Junior Kimbrough
And original Blues songs.
Influences
All forms of Blues and Folk from the earliest Rural/Piedmont styles of the 1920s and 1930s through to the electrified sounds of Chicago, onto the birth of Rock and Roll, British Blues and beyond.
Gig Highlights
Have played hundreds of gigs at pubs, bars, cafes, weddings and private functions across the country and a few festivals including:
- Ukitopia (NSW)
- Semaphore Music Festival (SA)
- Melrose Music Muster (SA)
- Tour Down Under (SA)
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