B i o g r a p h y
Nick Piccininni got his start performing bluegrass music on the five-string banjo, playing with multiple bands in New York State. Through the years he has made his mark as a highly proficient multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and entertainer. His debut album “The Door’s Open” is a perfect demonstration of Nick’s talent not only as an instrumentalist (featured on acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, and mandola), but as a lead vocalist as well. On the album he is surrounded by seasoned pros such as Loren Barrigar, Al Schnier (from the band moe.) and Vinnie Amico (moe.).
In 2008, Nick joined forces with the Abrams Brothers (Kingston, Ontario) as their banjoist/dobro player. During the two years that he performed with them the band toured across Canada and the U.S.A., made a music video for CMT, opened for Arlo Guthrie at the Winnipeg Folk Fest and released a new album produced by keyboardist Chris Brown (Barenaked Ladies and B.B. King).
After coming off the road for a year and continuing to play in the local Central NY region, Nick jumped back in headfirst as one of the partners in a new band, Floodwood. The band has performed at many great festivals and venues such as Mumford and Sons’ 2013 Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Troy, OH, and has shared stages across the United States with acts like The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Stephen Marley, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce and many others. Since joining Floodwood, Nick has had the opportunity to perform with the band Moe., Keller Williams and more.