Jimmy Nalls 'The Voo Doo In You'

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Jimmy Nalls was a founding member of the  band Sea Level, along with piano player Chuck Leavell (currently with the Rolling Stones). This band was formed when the Allman Brothers broke up in 1977 and Sea Level went on to become one of the mainstays of Macon, Georgia based Capricorn Records. They recorded 6 albums of original compositions and Jimmy’s influence was obvious from the very first note. Known as somewhat of a fusion/southern rock band, Sea Level incorporated advanced chord changes and harmonic twists into the blues based foundation of southern rock and created an innovative and unique sound that still stands the test of time when heard now, some 25 years later. As a studio guitarist, Jimmy was in great demand in Macon back through the 1980’s, recording with Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett and many others before moving to Nashville in the early 1990’s. Word got out that Jimmy had moved to Guitar Town and he was soon right in the thick of things again, working with country greats like Bill Anderson , B.J. Thomas and T. Graham Brown. It was around this time that Jimmy got the call from harmonica great, Mark Wenner, to come and join the NightHawks, a killer blues band based in Washington DC. Along with former Wet Willie singer, Jimmy Hall, Jimmy Nalls helped revitalize the Hawks, who are still out and rockin’ today.
Along about this time, Jimmy noticed the first symptoms of what would soon be diagnosed as Parkinson’s Disease. Unfortunately, the disease got progressively worse and forced Jimmy to leave the road for good and stay closer to home and his doctors in Nashville.
Focusing on songwriting and studio work, Jimmy made his own solo CD, called No Stranger To The Blues. Critically acclaimed, the CD received airplay all over the US and on radio stations as far away as Australia. Jimmy wrote or co-wrote almost everything on the record and his guitar playing was as tasty and in the pocket as ever. He still had the chops and the fire but he personally could tell that his talents were being diminished by the disease. He underwent a radical new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Two tiny transmitters were installed into his brain to help stop the tremors associated with the disease. The procedure has been successful and Jimmy has once again become an inspiration for others, as he reaches out to other people suffering with the disease.

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No Stranger To The Blues

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