Although considered a Tx blues man, Johnny Nicholas in fact honed his chops in around and about the Midwest, over the blues moments of Providence, Detroit, and Chicago within the ’60s. He was frontman for Ann Arbor’s Boogie Brothers in the first ’70s when this genre of music was as well-known as could possibly be within this music-loving university town. Then emerged the proceed to Texas, circumstances known for most varieties of traditional music in addition to blues. He dug correct in, playing Cajun music with Hyperlink Davis and Traditional western swing using the Grammy award earning Austin music group Asleep in the Steering wheel. He also documented with blues expert Big Walter Horton in Chicago in 1977. Within the next 10 years, he stepped down through the music business to be able to raise a family group. The couple opened up a cafe which did quite nicely, and Nicholas remained from the blues before early ’90s. He began again slowly, twisting the strings just a little around house and on the event circuit. Nicholas shaped an organization with a few of his preferred music artists from San Antonio and Austin.? In 1994, he slice the saving Thrill within the Hill for the Antone’s label, accompanied by Rockin’ My Blues to Rest: Tx/Louisiana Blues and Dance Hall Favorites about Hilltop.