Wooden Nickel is an unconventional Americana band, an experience with the Nickel will include a healthy portion of Texas singer songwriter craft, but you'll feel blues, folk, and roots rock with just enough greasy funk and strong vocals to keep it real.
Wooden Nickel thrives on live performance, loves the feel of a festival or an intimate show. A frequent staple to events such as the Whistlestop festival, Shawnee Trial Cowboy day, the McKinney Texas Music Jam, Frisco StrEATS Festival and the Jake's Heart Annual Music Festival, along with regular shows in the North Dallas area.
Steve Anderson is an accomplished songwriter, singer, and guitar player with an old soul - and you can feel it in every note, hear it in every word. Whether on acoustic, electric or slide guitar - or when singing from the heart - there's an undeniable authenticity to the performance. With a background covering rock, country, and blues, he weaves a colorful tapestry of emotion and sound.
Don Breaux picked up a guitar at age 15 and never put it down. Growing up in Southwest Louisiana, he was exposed to the best of blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and timeless rock, and has played professionally in ensembles of all those genres. He is a player's player, a soulful singer, and a heckuva storyteller, taking what has been said and retelling it in his own musical style and accent.
Jim Whitwell nimbly lays down the solid low end of this trio on bass, as well as high vocals with a voice that can be as sweet as honey or grind away like a soul lost in a nearly forgotten juke joint. He is intuitively melodic and harmonic - and with years of live performance and studio experience, his bass and vocals provide the perfect musical frame for the band's adventures.