Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Nick J. Lewis was influenced early on in life by his father - a dynamic musician in his own rite.

"I grew up listening to my dad's old LPs and 45s, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Sly and the Family Stone, Fats Domino, Tower Of Power, Stax, Motown, etc."

Nick revealed his musical talent at the age of nine playing trumpet and bass throughout grade school and high school. Later, he continued his musical development by working with Baton Rouge and New Orleans Blues and Jazz artists including Henry Gray, Troy Turner, Michael Ward, Kenny Neal, and Herman Jackson, to name a few. In 2001, Nick moved to Austin, Texas to perform with a number of elite live music bands.

Now after thirty years of sharpening his skills, Nick has over 30 albums to his credit with artists ranging from rap to country. He has toured nationally and internationally with top-notch, high profile artists such as Sister Sledge, Wayne Toups, and Terrance Simien.

Personally, Nick is easy-going, versatile, highly committed to his work, and committed to broadening his scope of the music world. Professionally, the power-packed energy, passion, and intensity of Nick's funky bass grooves leave no doubt that Nick is truly an artist who is "at one with his bass."


Festivals Performed

New Orleans Jazz Fest, Milwaukee Summer Fest,
Montreal Jazz Fest,San Diego Street
, Midtfyns Fest-Denmark,Nashville Lights,City Stages- Birmingham AL,Jam on the River-Philly, New Orleans by the Bay-San Francisco,
SwampRomp-VA,Aspen Jazz, LA Swamp Romp-Austin,International Fest- Houston,Festival Int'L-Lafayette LA
Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise I-III-IV-V,Byron Bay Blues Fest-Byron Bay N.S.W. Australia,Long Beach Bayou Fest,Waterfront Blues Fest-Portland OR,King Biscuit Blues Fest-Helana AR,Indy Jazz Fest-Indianapolis IN,American Music Fest-Chicago IL,Bayfront Blues-Duluth MN ,AT&T Lodo Music Fest-Denver CO


Opened Shows for:

Dave Matthews Band-Summer 2001, Neville Brothers, War, Ohio Players, Albert Collins, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk, Sammy Kershaw, Brian White, Mark Chestnut,Cowboy Mouth, Phish, Spyro Gyra, GatemouthBrown, Maria Muldaur,James Brown, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, The Funky Meters