As a part of his 2016 tour, Nigel Hall is playing Cervantes' Other Side as a part of Joey Porter's Shady Business. Other artists include Adam "Schmeeans" Smirnoff of Lettuce, Robert "Sput" Searight of Snarky Puppy, Garett Sayers of The Motet, and Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band.
Hall’s debut album is out and soaring along with kudos from critics across the country as well as incendiary live shows to celebrate the release. With the digital version and vinyl LP currently available, plans are confirmed for the physical CD release to arrive at indie record stores February 19th, with a pre-order via Amazon.
Hall has played on three 2016 Grammy-nominated records , Ledisi, Pretty Lights and Tedeschi Trucks Band; he also played on Jon Cleary's Go Go Juice which won a Grammy this week. Hall is also a nominee in Offbeat Magazine's 'Best of the Beat' Awards this year.
Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall captures the spirit of the songs that made Hall a musician. It was produced by Eric Krasno, guitarist and producer of a dizzying array of artists including Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville and Matisyahu. Hall’s original compositions, from the blissful, sunny ‘60s-style soul grooves of lead single “Gimme A Sign” and “Never Gonna Let You Go” to the teasing, R&B kiss of downtempo cuts like “Too Sweet” and “Call On Me” show off a record collector’s pitch-perfect knowledge and a lifelong fan’s passion for gritty, muscular rhythm and blues, funky dancefloor rave-ups and sultry bedroom serenades. The album is a proper introduction to Nigel Hall for fans of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Charles Bradley, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The O’Jays, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
As an in-demand sideman, Hall built a mighty foundation of R&B and funk over the years onstage and in the studio with collaborators including the Warren Haynes Band, Ledisi, Jon Cleary, Soulive, Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier, the Soul Rebels, Lettuce and countless others. While contributing to killer music projects that brought his talent to legions of fans, Hall was writing and composing this debut, often in collaboration with partner-in-crime Eric Krasno. As the album’s accolades continue to grow he is plotting the future, with touring in the spring, numerous summer festivals confirmed and more.