Nicolaus Heun (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Nicolaus Heun is a multi-instrumentalist and composer hailing from the “Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll” aka Cleveland, OH. As a youngster, he played guitar in the regionally influential ensemble known as Johnny 2-Tone & the Smashers (ska/punk). During college, he co-wrote and performed under the name Falling Up (alt-rock), which received airplay on local college radio in the Boston, MA. He has diverse musical influences ranging from Americana, Folk, Outlaw Country, 70’s Hard Rock, and Soul in the vein of the Muscle Shoals Sound. His writing is most influenced by strong narrative-based writers like Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, and the Drive-By Truckers.
Equipment: Fender American Standard Nashville B-Bender Telecasters, Fender 68' Custom Vibrolux Reissue, Creation Music Pedalboards, Origin SlideRig Compressor, and multiple other effects pedals including a H20 modified Boss Blues Driver and JHS modified EHX Soul Food pedals.