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Biography

Nick Mardon is known by his fan’s and friends as “the hardest working musician in Seattle”.  Nick works at Seattle’s Premier Vintage Guitar Shop – Emerald City Guitars as well as performing hundreds of shows each year, teaching private lessons, and recording with various artists.  His love for music brought him from Seattle to Las Vegas, Memphis, & New York.  In his career, Nick has performed nearly a thousand live shows at venues including the Moore Theatre, Highway 99 Blues Club, Tulalip Casino, Everett Historic Theatre, and many others.

Nick performs with the Nick Mardon Trio, Mardinez (“Nick Mardon & Danny Godinez”), Washed In Black (“Pearl Jam Tribute”), as well as his solo shows.  Nick is a versatile musician with a background in Blues, Jazz, Rock, and Country and he has worked with Scott Clay, Audrey Collins, Aaron Crawford, and many other PNW artists.  Nick plays original music and iconic covers and interacts with his audience to create memorable shows.  Nick’s style is inspired by 60’s & 70’s classic rock, 90’s alternative, and blues-pop in the vein of John Mayer and Maroon 5.  Already a seasoned performer, Nick uses the guitar to speak to his audience as he plays a modern day mashup of Hendrix and SRV, playing his Fender Stratocaster behind his head and back.  He delivers soulful verses and sing-along choruses on his original songs and adds his own flavor to his favorite covers.

Come see Nick play live at a show near you!  His calendar is available here. To book a live performance click here and to inquire about one on one private lessons fill out this form.

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Nick Mardon is a guitarist and singer-songwriter in Seattle with a diverse musical background.  As a solo act Nick frequently performs at wineries, weddings, corporate events, and private parties.  His setlist includes covers and original music spanning multiple genres.  From laid back Jazz and Blues to iconic Rock and Pop hits, and even a little bit of Country.  Nick is a natural performer and he knows how to play to the room and entertain the audience.  Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, and Eric Clapton.

The Nick Mardon Trio is a Blues-Rock power trio from Seattle, WA.  The trio is led by Nick Mardon on Guitar and Vocals with Adin Pennington on Bass and Vocals and Andy Emery on Drums.  The trio has performed hundreds of shows at bars, music venues, and festivals throughout the pacific northwest including Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, Highway 99 Blues Club, The Historic Everett Theatre, The Washington Beer Festival, Jazz in the Valley Ellensburg, and many more.  Their music blends the sound of 60’s and 70’s blues-rock power trios with the Seattle sound of the 1990’s.  The Nick Mardon Trio has a setlist of over 200 songs including original music and timeless covers.  Covers include Sublime, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and more.

Mardinez is the duo of guitar gurus Nick Mardon and Danny Godinez.  Both Mardon and Godinez are popular Guitar instructors and session musicians in the Seattle music scene.  Their duo performances showcase the depth of knowledge and instrumental abilities of both musicians, as they perform multiple genres of music throughout their compelling show.  Expect to hear a little bit of everything, from the folk-rock of Neil Young to the soulful jazz guitar of George Benson.  Nick and Danny share a passion for music that can be felt by the audiences that they perform for.  Mardinez performs throughout the Northwest in wineries, bars, hotels, as well as private and corporate events.

Washed in Black is comprised of a group of seasoned musicians reigning from the great Pacific Northwest. Banded together to pay homage to the music of Pearl Jam and to bring the full concert experience of one of the most prolific bands of our time.  Through our tribute in both full concert, and unplugged formats, we aim to capture the sound, spirit, and vibe that helped to define a bold new era in rock. It is our goal with each performance to share that experience, and the vibe, that literally defined an era with our friends and our fans. Tipping a bottle of wine to you……SALUD!

“They pay tribute to the music of Pearl Jam and do it right, with great sound, energy, attention to detail and a live performance second only to the boys in PJ themselves” – JT Phillips – Jar Of Flies (The Ultimate AIC Experience)

“You guys kicked **cking ass. I just saw PJ in Telluride and as my wife, daughter and I were walking on to Main Street you guys were playing “Black”. We literally looked at each other and didn’t have to say a word. The energy you guys have on stage as well as the amazing amount of talent you have to pull of Pearl Jam is untouchable. Thank you all for doing what you do, best **cking band to come through here in a long **cking time.” -Matt Yelenich – Fan

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