WHAT "THEY" SAY
While most widely know as the drummer for Hammond B3 Organ driven Roots-Rockers Buffalo Creek, many are unaware that 20 year drum and guitar veteran Nick Bearden also moonlights as a Singer / Songwriter / Bassist / Record Producer / Engineer / Embroidered Western Shirt Aficionado / Arranger / for both his own solo projects, and others. As the owner of Buffalo Creek Studios, Bearden gained credibility engineering / mixing / producing for numerous acts ranging from rock, country, acoustic, pop, hip hop & R&B, jazz, and more. Bearden also mixed the album Signal To Noise and engineered / mixed the album Paint By Numbers.
In 2008, Bearden engineered, produced, co-mastered (with J.J. Golden), and provided Drums, Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Dobro and backing vocals on the highly anticipated solo record of Portland Oregon singer songwriter Bryn Loosley which also features Audley Freed of The Black Crows, Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips, Jackie Greene of Phil Lesh & Friends, Shannon Curtis, and Dru Pressman of The Fabulous Richie Feltons among others.
In early 2008 Bearden was in back in the recording studio tracking guitar and drums for the follow up to "Boomerangs & Seasaws" (Saint Cloud Records) by L.A. based singer-songwriter Shannon Curtis, "Paris Can't Have You" (Saint Cloud Records).
Additionally, Bearden recorded & produced tracks for the upcoming San Diego based singer-songwriter Alyssa Jacey Record, toured the Pacific North & Southwest and Nashville / Memphis Tennessee extensively.
Late 2008 / Early 2009 Bearden signed on with Interscope Records artist Sara Haze on guitar & vocal duty.
Bearden is currently working on several recording projects with Northern California and International Artists in addition to a new solo record, as yet to be titled.
Aside from Buffalo Creek, Caveat, The Tom Creedy Band, and W.H.A.T., Bearden has had the privilege of recording and or performing / studying with the likes of:
Mingo Lewis (miles davis, carlos santana, the tubes, Chick Corea, Elton John, Stanley Clarke, Al Dimeola, Steve Gadd, etc)
John Blackwell (Prince, Cameo)
Eric Martin (Mr. Big, 415, EMB)
Mike Pinder (The Moody Blues)
Justin Ancheta of the band Sinclair , Pills & Jackets
The Mother Hips - California's finest
Tim Bluhm - Lead singer and co-primary songwriter for the Hips.
Mitch Faber (John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, Curtis Lawson, Sal Valentino, Boz Skaggs, Lowell Fulsom, etc)
Larry Gosch (The Coasters, The Drifters, Chuck Berry)
G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live Band Leader, go-to Session guy)
Michael O'Dorn (Merle Travis, Chet Atkins)
Alyssa Jacey - San Diego, California based singer / songwriter.
Matt Baldoni (Dr. Dre, Arrested Development, Mindi Abair, currently on tour with Frankie Valli, etc)
Selena Garcia - Los Angeles based singer / songwriter.
Kai Clark - Son of Gene Clark, founding member of The Byrds.
Shannon Curtis - Los Angeles based piano singer / songwriter. Many may know her from her Paradigm fame.
Marginal Prophets - San Francisco based live Hip Hip group.
Children of the Fog
Mc Empty Mynd - Northern California based Hip Hop & Rap artist.
Coot Dog - Lead singer / MC for Mystic Roots.
Mystic Roots - Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Music Award for Best Pop/Reggae Album, Mystic Roots Band is serving up an original style based in reggae, hip-hop, and dance hall, with overtones of rock, funk, and ska. Currently touring with Pato Banton.
The Fabulous Ritchie Feltons - Good times had by all with these guys...
Chingus - Insane talent with these blokes. Seriously.
Kenny Aronoff - One of the most in-demand session drummers there currently is. Check his album credits... it is nauseating.
Evan Stone - Drum god who's played with everyone... including John Tesh HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Seriously though, watch this bad ass on YouTube HERE.
Brad Buethe - Brad is a 25 year veteran of the San Francisco and New York City Jazz scene.
Many other singer / songwriters / recording artists and performers.
During the early to mid 2000's, Bearden was also touring with live hip / hop R&B artist W.H.A.T. and British Pop-Rockers Caveat.
Bearden is currently available for touring & studio work for drums | guitar | bass | engineering | producing.