93XRT Presents: Nicholas Tremulis and the Prodigal 9

Celebrating Nick's 60th Birthday

City Winery
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Event Description:

“Usually when people hit 60 they begin to wind down, but I’m winding up!”

Nicholas Tremulis brings his new super-group to the City Winery for a night of adventurous music consisting of new works from his forthcoming album, “Rarified World “, and also for the first time in 30 years, some select cuts from “More Than The Truth” album, back in his Island Records days. Be prepared for a special night of music with this great and diverse bunch of musicians.

Along with NTO core members, Derek Brand, Rick Barnes, Larry Beers and John Pirruccello, the Prodigal 9 is made up with some old and new friends:
Renee “Squeeky” Robinson (Albert Collins)
Roger Reupert (Co-writer and original NT member)
Jose Rendon (Aretha Franklin, Orbert Davis)
Isiah Oby (Noname, Oby)
James Perkins (Malachi Favors, Ringo Starr)

Join Tremulis and these nine all-stars for a soulful party!

Closing in on 30 years as a recording artist, Nicholas Tremulis and his group the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra or NTO as they’re known affectionately in the Chicagoland area, has recorded over 8 albums starting in 1986 on Island Records and has played and recorded with a trainload of legendary artists, such as Keith Richards, Billy Corgan, David Amran, Marianne Faithful, Richard Hell, Kurt Elling, Ian Hunter, David Johansen, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Spector, Jim Lauderdale, Hubert Sumlin, Mavis Staples, Ivan Neville, Rick Danko, Sir Mac Rice, Willie Nile and Wilco. Always rocking, surprising and challenging himself, this is one of the must see live artists Chicago has to offer.

Nick is also in three side projects: Candy Golde, with Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Bun E. Carlos,(Cheap Trick) John Stirratt, (Wilco) and Rick Rizzo (11th Deam Day).The Fauntleroys with Alejandro Escovedo, Ivan Julian (Richard Hell, Mathew Sweet) and Linda Pitmon and the Chi-Town Social Club with Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones) Vince Wiburn Jr. (Miles Davis) and Shawn Christopher (Chaka Kahn). A sought after session musician, producer and arranger; Tremulis has recently produced an album with local folk artists, Bittersweet Drive as well as playing guitar on Derek And The Dominos/ George Harrison sideman, Bobby Whitlock's forthcoming album. A sought after film composer of over 40 films, Nick won an Emmy for his scoring work for a 2015 documentary on Italian architect, Carlo Bontempi. Nick also co-helmed the radio show, The Eclectic Company, on WXRT for 5 years. He’s currently workshopping and gigging with his new group, Nicholas Tremulis and the Prodigal 9, for a forthcoming album.