Sounds Like: Johnny A., Brian Setzer, Eric Johnson
Bio: Nick plays guitar-driven originals and covers. The covers span all genres from the 50's - present day. His group routinely performs country, blues, classic rock, and jazz standards. The originals draw heavily from songs of current and past guitar greats.
“His tastes are broad (and impeccable), and he has mostly “old ears” for a 37-year-old. His CD opens with an impressive instrumental arrangement of “And Your Bird Can Sing” that could almost be mistaken for the Beatles’ backing track. The repertoire is entirely instrumental (ranging from covers of Dusty Spring- field to Stevie Wonder to Elvin Bishop – mostly utilizing a modeling Fender VG Stratocaster), save the original jump blues “What Do You Want With Me,” sung by Corry Pertile with a Leslie-fied solo by Knirk. Another original, “Gallup ’n Gatton,” lives up to its estimable title, and across 11 tunes Knirk (pronounced “kuh- nirk”) strikes a deft balance of chops and restraint. He still lives in the D/FW area, where he has his own trio and gives private guitar lessons.”