Episode 72: Gary Nicholson A TSP Audiobiography


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He's a singer, songwriter, and record producer, who was born in Commerce, grew up in Garland, Texas and majored in music in Denton at the University of North Texas.
He is a two-time Grammy winning producer and was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriter's Association Hall of Fame. He has more than 500 recordings and is best known for his work with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ringo Starr, Bee Bee King, Fleetwood Mac, Marcia Ball, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', Greg Allman, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers, Gatemouth Brown, Arthur Alexander, John Mayall, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Blues Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, and so many others.
In 20 11, Gary Nicholson was inducted into Texas Heritage Songwriter's Association Hall of Fame, and he has received Awards for his songs, "Giving Water to a Drowning Man" by Leroy Parnell and Patty Loveless's "A Thousand Times a Day".
In his spare time, he has been know to take on the persona of the bluesman, Whitey Johnson, whose story is found HERE.

The Songs:
2011 Texas Cookin' – Gary Nicholson from the Guy Clark Tribute,
1971 There Was a Time - Uncle Jim’s Music,
1972 Disappointment – Uncle Jim’s Music,
1989 It's Easy to Write A Love Song - Jonathan Edwards (co-writer, added vocals),
1991 Couldn't Do Nothin' - Johnny Campbell (guitar),
1993 Lonely Just Like Me - Arthur Alexander (backing vocals),
1993 Memphis Women and Chicken - Dan Penn (co-writer, National Resophonic Guitar),
1993 In the Here and Now - Tracy Nelson (guitar),
1995 We Are the Lonely - John Prine (guitar),
1996 The Edge of Night - Mike Henderson (Gary, guitar and backing vocal), 1999 Are You Happy Baby – LeRoy Parnell and Keb’ Mo’ (Happy, Texas Soundtrack - writer)
2002 Lone Star Blues - Delbert McClinton (writer, guitar, backing vocal),
2003 The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothin' But The Blues – Amazing Rhythm Aces (co-writer, guitar),
2009 Skinny Women and Fat Cigars - Watermelon Slim (guitar),
2011 Texas Weather, Listen to Willie, Texas Ruby – Gary Nicholson,
2011 Jacksboro Highway (Live) – Whitey Johnson,
2013 Shame, Shame, Shame – Kimmie Rhodes (Electric guitar),
2014 Billy Joe Shaver - Last Call for Alcohol (Producer, guitar),
2014 Fallin' And Flyin' (Live AOL Sessions) – Jeff Bridges and The Abiders (writer)
2015 Magdalene – Joe Ely (guitar),
2015 Let Love Lead – Ringo (guitar),
2018 Billy Joe Shaver Medley live on Norm McDonald's Talk Show (Gary on guitar),
2019 Soft Spot - Gary Nicholson,
2019 Desperadoes Waiting for A Train - Steve Earle & The Dukes (guitar, backing vocals),
2019 Friction – Whitey Johnson.
Enjoy the music folks!

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