Nick Gravenites

Genres: Blues Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": blues rock bluesrock blues-rock under 2000 listeners brc blues band karlsruhe brc blues band allboutguitarcom radio karlsruhe gitarrenunterricht berlin Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA. Gravenites grew up on Chicago’s south side. He entered university in 1956 and was immediately drawn to its bohemian circle. Having discovered several blues nightclubs, including Frader’s Jukebox Lounge, Gravenites joined a loosely knit group of white aficionados, which included Charlie Musselwhite, Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. The last-named recorded a Gravenites composition, ‘Born In Chicago’, on his band’s debut album, but it was with Bloomfield that the artist forged a fruitful partnership. In 1967 they formed the short-lived Electric Flag and, having settled in San Francisco, the duo became an integral part of the Bay Area live circuit. Live At Bill Graham’s Fillmore West captured part of one informal appearance while other tracks, recorded at the same show, formed the basis for Gravenites’ solo debut My Labors. In addition to Gravenites’ effortless blues vocals the set also featured some...

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