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Nick Moss

Chicago-area native Nick Moss is a critically-acclaimed blues guitarist, band leader, and producer. Moss got his start playing bass for Jimmy Dawkins and as part of the Legendary Blues Band, a band that included former Muddy Waters' band drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. Moss then took over playing guitar with another of Waters' famous sidemen, Jimmy Rogers.

Moss assembled his own band, The Flip Tops, and in 1999 released his debut album First Offense. In 2001, he followed with Got A New Plan. Count Your Blessings followed in 2003, Sadie Mae in 2005, and Play It 'Til Tomorrow in 2007. In 2006, Moss released the live album Live at Chan's. All of Moss' albums with the Flip Tops have been released on the label he runs with his wife, Kate. In 2008, Moss produced Magic Slim & The Teardrops' album Midnight Blues.  In 2009, Moss & The Flip Tops released a second live album once again recorded at Chan's.  Live at Chan's: Combo Platter No. 2 featured special guest Lurrie Bell on guitar and vocal on five cuts.

Moss has been nominated for numerous Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards. The Blues Music Awards are awarded by The Blues Foundation.

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