December 2009

Darrell Nulisch nominated for two Blues Music Awards.

Darrell has been nominated for two Blues Music Awards in the category of Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year and Soul Blues Record of the Year. To vote, you must be a member of the Blues Foundation. For more information, go to:

The Blues Music Awards will be at the Cook Convention Centre in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, May 6th, 2010.


November 2009

Darrell Nulisch nominated for a Boston Music Award

Darrell has been nominated for the 2009 Boston Music Award in the Blues Act of the Year category. To vote for Darrell, go to The Boston Music Awards and select Blues Act of the year category.

The Boston Blues Awards will be held at the Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA on December 2nd, 2009. Darrell will be performing at the Award show.


October 2009

Darrell Nulisch Returns with "Just For You"

Darrell new CD, "Just For You" will be available on October 20, 2009.

For more information and to purchase the new album, go to Severn Records


June 2007

Another Darrell Nulisch video on YouTube

We've posted another video of Darrell Nulisch from the Silver Dollar Room show from a few years back. We've added "Ninety-Nine" and you can see it by clicking here.

Darrell's new album is set for release at the end of this month. For more information, go to Severn Records


March 2007


Coming spring 2007, the long anticipated Darrell Nulisch return to the Blues with the new Severn Records cd Goin' Back To Dallas. Featuring new harp driven Nulisch / Gomes compositions as well as outstanding versions of James "Thunderbird" Davis' 'Blue Monday' and Jimmy Reed's 'Shame, Shame, Shame', the new recording is sure to quench the thirst of fans longing for a return to Nulisch's Texas Heat days.


January 2007


We've posted a couple of video of Darrell and the band performing at the Silver Dollar Room in Toronto. Click on the song titles to view the videos of "After All" and "Worried" to view Darrell on Youtube.

July 2005


Bringing It All Back Home / "Hit One Like Reed" The Texas born Darrell Nulisch remembers playing his first gig at 15 years of age after he "learned a few Jimmy Reed tunes". From there Nulisch has assembled a very impressive resume. His list of accomplishments include working alongside Anson Funderburgh as one of the founding members of The Rockets, fronting Ronnie Earl’s band, and for several years touring regularly with James Cotton adding his always soulful vocals and harp to the mix. But, his considerable skills are best displayed when he takes centre stage as evidenced by a number of fine albums under his own name including I Like It That Way (Severn) that earned him a 2001 W.C. Handy Award nomination for Soul / Blues Album Of The Year.

Nulisch, long associated with Southern Soul, is now circling back home to the Blues. That familiar road came into view when he was playing a number of casual gigs lately. While pulling out some old reliables – his outstanding harp work and some of long overlooked tunes – he revived his enduring love of the Blues. And, much to his delight, he received an ecstatic response from audiences who, sharing in the moment, let him know first hand that they enjoyed hearing his Blues as much as he loved playing them. He connected with the crowd on a very basic and powerful level. Just what the Blues are all about!

Buoyed by that soul satisfying experience Nulisch is now returning full time back to where it all began. Fuelled by his love of Blues, essentials in tow, (guitar, harp, bass, drums), Darrell has resurfaced – refreshed, renewed, and ready to take it to the streets!


One man's Blues touching every man's Soul

It's been over two decades since Darrell Nulisch stood alongside Anson Funderburgh as a founding member of the Rockets. Since that time his own work plus stops along the way as a hired hand for the likes of James Cotton, Mike Morgan & The Crawl, Ronnie Earl, Roomful Of Blues, and Otis Grand have proven Nulisch to be an ultra fine singer, harp player, and songwriter.

The Texas born Nulisch plays the sideman role extremely well, but he really excels when he's fronting his regular touring and recording band – the Severn house band. Here he's free to stretch out beyond the Blues to touch soul satisfying Southern R&B. And, whether it's a time honoured cover or a well crafted original, (usually created with bass player and songwriting partner Steve Gomes), Darrell always manages to get right down to the heart of the matter – and he does it with alarming ease. Drummer Robb Stupka combines with Gomes for a super tight rhythm section leaving guitarist extraordinaire Jon Moeller to alternately punctuate Nulisch's phrases, shade his harp work, or take flight on one of his endlessly fluid solos.

Folks, this is just about as good as it gets!

And commanding as the Darrell and the band are live, there's significant evidence that they can get it done in the studio as well. Check out Bluesoul, The Whole Truth, Times Like These, and what might be Nulisch's high water mark to date, the 2001 W.C. Handy Award nominated I Like It That Way, (for Soul / Blues Album Of The Year). Of course, if you listen to Nulisch tell it, he's just hitting his stride, and the new cd that's due to hit the streets in early 2005 has got some new sounds that will surprise the most loyal of fans while highlighting the creativity and versatility of the band like no other that came before.

Well alright!


NOW Magazine Online Edition, VOL. 22 NO. 48 Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2003

Printed from NOW Magazine Online Edition

Blues in Beaches Texas bluesman Darrell Nulisch bolsters Beaches Jazz Fest By BRENT RAYNOR Just as the sunday events of the 15th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival were getting underway at Kew Gardens , the skies opened, and with a thundering bang a huge downpour sent the crowd scurrying to the nearest coffee joints for cover. Fortunately, this only caused a minor delay, and soon blankets and lawn chairs came out again in full force. Even the main generator blowing up didn't stop the music, and by the time Texas blues harp specialist Darrell Nulisch took the stage, the crowd was primed.

Playing tunes mostly from his new album, Times Like These (Severn), and dipping only slightly into his substantial back catalogue proved not to be a problem, as it was all about getting a groove on, something his band and the fans had no problem doing.

Guitarist Jon Moeller all but stole the show with endlessly fluid solos that allowed keyboardist Benjie Porecki to squeeze in just a few random solos. Bassist Steve Gomes and drummer Robb Stupka made up a super-tight rhythm section that might have exploded had they been given the green light to cut loose. As for Nulisch, he has a powerful, distinctive voice, equally inspired by the blues and R&B, as anyone familiar with his former band, Texas Heat, can attest. The one letdown was that he only played harmonica on a couple of tunes – not nearly enough for someone as proficient as Nulisch. Not that that detracted from a great performance. The soulful-singing Nulisch managed to captivate the diverse crowd of casual spectators aged nine to 90, who all seemed to leave with a funkier stride than they came with.

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June 9, 2003

Darrell's latest CD, "Time Like These" has debuted at #2 on the Living Blues Radio Charts.

Darrell and his band would like to thank all of the Disc Jockeys for their great support.

To hear sound samples from "Times Like These", click here to go to the Severn Records web site.

May 13, 2003

"One man's Blues touching every man's Soul"

We're pleased to announce that Soul and Blues artist Darrell Nulisch now has his own web site,

Check it out for up to the minute info on one of the best singers in the business! The launching of the web site coincides with the release of Darrell's new cd, Times Like These - slated to hit the street May 27th. Times, an outstanding mix of originals and covers, (his 3rd on Severn), is the highly anticipated follow up to his 2001 W.C. Handy Award nominated I Like It That Way, (for Soul / Blues Album Of The Year). With echoes of R&B and Blues greats both dear and departed, the work sounds as if it was lifted from the shelf of the Stax studio library - Sweet Soul Music at its finest! As evidence try to resist singing along to the definitive closer, "Right Here At Home", a cross between Sam Cooke's "Havin' A Party" and "That's Where It's At". It should be put on a tape loop, and just play on..."pull out that Jackie Wilson record..."

More news is that Darrell Nulisch has joined Byther Smith and Harmonica Shah as one of the select artists in the Blues For A Big Town stable. It's a real thrill to have him!

The last piece of news is that Darrell Nulisch, (joined by Jon Moeller guitar, Joe Kapp Hammond B-3, Steve Gomes bass, and Robb Stupka drums), will be closing the 2003 Beaches International Jazz Festival in Toronto on Sunday July 27th. Darrell and the band will also be doing a September / October Ontario - Quebec club swing; planned stops include Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto.

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April 15, 2003

Darrell Nulisch takes Manhattan!

Okay, not really. But he will be in New York all week appearing with James Cotton at the Blue Note so get out and support live music in the Big Apple (call 212-840-1620 for details)!

And for those of you not fortunate enough to catch Darrell with James, tune in tomorrow, April 16 at 11 AM for "The Sounds of Blue" on WFDU (89.1 FM or on line at Darrell and host Bob Putignano will be talking about a variety of things including Darrell's brand new CD on Severn Records, Times Like These! Listen up because Bob will be playing cuts from the CD and they'll be giving away copies before it's available (it drops on May 27). You could be one of the lucky winners!

Log on to to pre-order a copy of Times Like These and while you're there, check out the other great titles in our catalog.