If notes were bullets Nick Vigarino would be a gunslinger straight from the streets of the Mean Town Blues.
From his humble beginnings in Ohio to his waterfront home in the Pacific Northwest, Vigarino is an accomplished songwriter as well as a commanding performer. With that unmistakable baritone voice and his slide making those six strings sing, Nick Vigarino will make you dance and smile and forget about those blues.
Nick has released three recordings of original material, several collaborations, performed in 11 countries on 7 different European tours, and has garnered numerous music awards.
"He's been compared to Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke...his style is a fusion of the Chicago and the Delta blues.... hip-hopped up with an amplified acoustic bottleneck, wailing against a VERY funky bump-and-grind rhythm section. The sum of the whole is nothing less than marvelous. A must hear." - Victory Music Review
"Vigarino's guitar masterwork (particularly on dobro and slide) ignites tunes like Louisiana Breakdown, and his baritone vocals range from world-weary John Doe (of X) to soulful Delbert McClinton" - Jazz Times
"Slide guitar with the virility and passion of Son House, combined with a jolt of addictive funk." NPR - KPLU, All Blues
"Vigarino manages to combine rockabilly, ballads, and the blues, giving you a feel for what this wild man is capable of on stage and in the studio." - Blues To Does
"He's original, he's unpretentious, he ain't no poseur or imitator and he's not afraid to sing his mind with 'politically incorrect' lyrics." - Real Blues
"Nick Vigarino is where country blues meets the year 2000" - Long John Baldry
"We were promised that this guy smoked, but even that's putting things lightly...Nick took to dismantling what was left of all sensibility with the skill of a surgeon and the impact of a wrecking ball." - Washington Blues Society
"Wear comfortable shoes. Dancing is not exactly mandatory, but you might want to check for a pulse if this doesn't do it for you." - Anacortes American