Jared James Nichols (born March 14, 1989) is an American blues-rock guitarist and singer from East Troy, Wisconsin, best known for his high-energy “pick-less” electric guitar playing technique. He is rarely seen playing without his signature single-pickup Epiphone Les Paul Custom P90 nick-named Old Glory or his vintage original 1953 Gibson Les Paul nick-named Ole Red. He fronts a power trio under his name, rooted in the early 1970s hard-rock vein of Cream and Mountain. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Born from blues and raised by rock, “Nasty ‘Nati” native Ryan Snyder is a force with a guitar. Ryan began his musical career at the age of 9 years old learning the piano and mastering the guitar. At 18, Ryan formed his band, Rio and The Ramblers, and headed the group as the lead guitarist. The “old-school” blues and grit group placed 2nd in the Madison Theater Band Challenge in Covington, KY and became very successful in the Cincinnati area. Keeping his roots, Ryan branched off from Rio and The Ramblers and ended up joining an alternative rock group called, The Borderline Something, which developed a loyal fan base around the Cincinnati and Kentucky circuit. Ryan’s experience on the road is extensive, as he has toured heavily, played hundreds of shows, and opened up rock n’ roll staples including, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. Currently, Ryan is Nashville based and undertaking his own solo project.