Sounds Like: Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Albert King, Jimmy Hendrix
Bio: “Nick and the Backbone” is the band created by Nick Dounoussis, well known to blues audiences from his twelve-year stint with the Blues Wire.
Nick Dounoussis, band leader and lead guitarist of the Blues‐Rock group “Nick and the Backbone” was born on August 16, 1963 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He wa...See Full Bio
“ "Crackin' Under Pressure" is a debut release of top Greek blues band "Nick & The Backbone" that definitely deserve wider exposure among blues fans anywhere. It's a vibrant, exciting collection of original material by the band's leader Nick Dounoussis who is regarded as a master of the "Stratocaster" in the best tradition of Texas blues. There's a rock edge to his material, but these are the blues taken to extreme: tough, dimamond-hard, occasionally vulnerable and sometimes surprisingly joyful. Band's debut CD shows what a crackin' tight unit they are as a result of countless gigs from small clubs to stadiums, backing some big name US bluesmen on Greek tours. ”