Artist & Album Notes
All Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
All song copyrights by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) and Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All Global Rights Reserved
Produced, arranged and recorded by Chet Nichols for Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Records
All Instrumentation & Vocal Performances by Chet Nichols
Cover and CD Design by Chet Nichols
Recorded at The Magic Garage Studio. USA
NOTES ABOUT THIS ALBUM:
Song Chartings, Awards & Acknowledgements:
1. "Gibraltar Bridge"
3. "Aegean Trail"
4. "Paris Music Box"
5. "Khyber Pass"
6. "Highways To The Sky"
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Song & Album Reviews
EARTHWAYS is different in several ways. First, the songs are longer. In a music world where we are surrounded by songs in the 3:30 format, Chet creates hypnotic, relaxing atmospheres using a longer format. The songs "grow" as you listen to them. He weaves exotic rhythms with dynamic melodies. Clearly, Nichols has a master's touch when creating his comforting New Age music. What makes Nichols unique in this genre is his use of melodic dynamics and exotic rhythms. His songs build and retreat like waves on the shoreline. This CD has been "locked-in" on my 5 CD player since I first heard it 5 months ago. If you are looking for a CD filled with friendly, soothing music.....look no further. It doesn't get much better than, EARTHWAYS.
.......Pro Internet Song Reviewer
Performance & Session Bio
performed at coffee houses, listening clubs, large concert venues,
major concert tours and college concert tours across the USA and Canada,
as a featured performing artist and as an "opening act" for artists and bands
The Jefferson Airplane
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Timothy B. Schmidt
Papa John Creach
Dan Hicks & The Hotlicks
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
It's A Beautiful Day
Pacific Gas & Electric
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
The Charlie Daniels Band
Country Joe McDonald
Blue Oyster Cult
The Grateful Dead
Big Brother & The Holding Company
John Lee Hooker
The Chad Mitchell Trio
Ian & Sylvia
Modern Folk Quartet
Ewing Street Times
The Guess Who
The Mary Clayton Band
Brewer & Shipley
The Kansas City Philharmonic ... and many more.
Chet has worked in recording studios and recorded with .....
Bill Bradley (Madonna)
Stephen Barncard (David Crosby)
Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones)
Nick Gravenities (Big Brother)
Laura Allan (Laura Allan)
Dave Garabaldi (Tower of Power)
Zakir Hussain (Ravi Shankar)
John Kahn (Jerry Garcia)
Spencer Dryden (The Jefferson Airplane)
Pete Sears (The Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna)
Henry Lewie (Joni Mitchell)
Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Champlain)
Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage)
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Jack Schroer (Van Morrison)
Brewer & Shipley ("Live" album)
Don Preston (Wings)
Richard Marx (Dick Marx & Associates)
Sal Marquez (The "New" Tonight Show Band)
RJ Fox (Sherry Fox)
Steve Sperry (The Steve Miller Band) ..... and many others.
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informative "historical" site about an influential, independent, American composer,
musician and singer-songwriter, Chet Nichols.
So, we are always looking for and seeking any and all old posters or photos
from Chet's shows.
If you have any, please let us know. We would be happy to provide you with
a nice collection of Chet's music of your choice in exchange for any reviews,
photos or posters you can provide.
Contact Us: MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com
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Magic Garage Productions, Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
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