Nicholas Barron is an American folk music, blues guitarist and singer songwriter based in Chicago]], Illinois. Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barron soon moved to Columbia, Missouri and then Marblehead, Massachusetts, where he spent most of his childhood. At 17, he moved to Oak Park, Illinois to live with his Father and attend his senior year of his high school at OPRF. He lived right next door to Ernest Hemingway's birth home and down the block from Frank Lloyd Wrights residence.
His mother was a children's librarian, while his father is a painter. His earliest memories are of him listening to his mother's extensive blues, folk, R&B and
jazz records collection. Barron soon started playing guitar and developed a knack for performing for friends and family. It was in adulthood that he moved to Chicago and began his music career as a troubadour on the streets, and in the subways of Chicago's 'L' stations. It was during this period that Barron founded C.A.S.A. (Coalition for the Advancement of Street Art) to stop the city from banning street art/performance.
Since his stint as a street performer, Barron has sung for several different Comcast sports radio and TV commercials and has opened for musicians such as B.B. King, Al Green, Johnny Cash, and the Neville Brothers. In 2007, he was featured in the New York Times Emerging Artist Series. He currently resides in Chicago and is signed to CandyRat Records. Barron regularly performs around the Chicago area, both as a solo musician, and with his bands the Nicholas Barron Band, and 312 Chicago.
- Nicholas Barron and Waymon Davis (1989)
- Welcome to my Whirld (1998)
- Frequency Gel (2000)
- Get Down with Nicholas Barron (2002)
- Solo Acoustic Covers 1 (2003)
- Bigger Picture (2004)
- Live at Uncommon Ground (2005)
- Love Soldier (2006) (unreleased)
- I'm Not Superman (2007)
- As I Am (2007)
- Live in Transient Sound (2008)
- Official Nicholas Barron Facebook Page
- Nicholas Barron's page on MySpace.com
- CandyRat Records - Nicholas Barron
- Stitely Entertainment, 312 Chicago
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