Nils Lofgren's management enlisted Al Gomes and A. Michelle of Big Noise to oversee part of the publicity and promotion campaign for his acclaimed CD 'Sacred Weapon.'
Because of Big Noise's efforts, Nils' CD was placed on the Official Ballot for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards by The Recording Academy for Record of the Year (Nils along with David Crosby and Graham Nash - 'Frankie Hang On'), Album of the Year ('Sacred Weapon'), Song of the Year ('Frankie Hang On'), Best Pop Male Performance ('Whiskey Holler'), Best Pop Collaboration (Nils with Willie Nelson - 'In Your Hands'), and Best Pop Album ('Sacred Weapon').
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Nils Lofgren is a virtuoso
rock guitarist who has toured with Ringo Starr, Neil Young,
and is a member of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
He was the founding member of the '70s group Grin and has
enjoyed a successful solo career with his classic albums
"Nils Lofgren" and "Cry Tough" through his current releases
including "Acoustic Live," "Breakaway Angel" and most recently,
"Sacred Weapon," which features duets with Willie Nelson,
Graham Nash, David Crosby, and Martin Sexton.
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1968 - Turned
professional at 17 years old. Began early recordings with
various bands including Crystal Mesh, The Shot, Paul Dowell
& The Dolphin.
1970 - Joined
NEIL YOUNG's band at age 19, and played piano, guitar and
sang on the acclaimed platinum album "AFTER THE GOLD RUSH."
1971 - Began
recording career with the band GRIN with the release of
their self-titled album, followed in 1972 with the second
release by GRIN album entitled "1+1," which included the
Top 40 hit "WHITE LIES". Recorded four total albums with
GRIN through 1974.
1972 - Joined
CRAZY HORSE to record classic first album, the only one
featuring Danny Whitten.
1973 - Played
on NEIL YOUNG's "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" album. Toured extensively
throughout the world with Neil to promote the album.
1975 - Began
recording as a solo artist for A&M Records with the release
of "NILS LOFGREN." The album featured the songs "Back It
Up" and "Keith Don't Go."
1976 - Released
1977 - Released
"I CAME TO DANCE" and toured worldwide.
1978 - Released
the Double Live Album "NIGHT AFTER NIGHT."
1979 - Released
"NILS" solo album, which contained the European Top 40 hit
1981 - Released
"NIGHT FADES AWAY" on MCA Records. World Tour followed.
1983 - Played
on NEIL YOUNG's "TRANS." Toured worldwide as a member of
Neil's namd, and appeared in the movie made of the tour,
1983 - Released
"WONDERLAND" on MCA Records, which features the song "Across
The Tracks," whose video received substantial airplay
1984 - Joined
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND as guitarist. Played
over 150 shows worldwide on the "BORN IN THE USA"
1985 - Released
the solo album "FLIP" on Columbia Records, which contained
the Top 40 European hit "SECRETS IN THE STREET". Video for
the single was aired on MTV and VH-1.
1988 - Played
on BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's "TUNNEL OF LOVE." Played on the "TUNNEL
OF LOVE" and "AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL" World Tours with BRUCE
SPRINGSTEEN. Recorded the "BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN LIVE" album
and appeared in numerous Springsteen videos.
1989 - Joined
RINGO STARR'S ALL STARR BAND for the World Tour and resulting
live album and video.
1991 - Released
the album "SILVER LINING" on Rykodisc. Included the Top
40 AOR Track "VALENTINE." Appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW,
DAVID LETTERMAN, and MTV. Played over 100 shows in 12 countries.
1992 - Released
"CROOKED LINE" album on Rykodisc. Contained the song "BLUE
SKIES", whose associated video was produced and aired on
1992 - Joined
RINGO STARR and THE ALL STARR BAND for second World Tour.
Live album released during fall of 1993.
1993 - Played
with NEIL YOUNG on MTV UNPLUGGED in February, which was
shown throughout the world, and subsequently released as
a live CD in the summer. CD achieved platinum status.
1993 - Recorded
soundtrack for the movie "EVERYBREATH."
1993 - Played
on the PBS Special "THE BEATLES SONGBOOK" in January,
which also featured Dr. John, Los Lobos and Cathy Mattea.
1993 - Recorded
with BRANFORD MARSALIS in July for Branford's 1994 release
entitled "BUCKSHOT LeFONQUE" on Columbia Records.
1994 - Released
soundtrack CD for the movie "EVERYBREATH" in February on
Stampede Records. Movie released in June 1994 by Columbia/Tristar.
Musical Director for ABC's PAULA POUNDSTONE SHOW.
Musical Director for the CABLE ACE AWARDS.
1995 - Released
"DAMAGED GOODS" on Pure Records.
1997 - Released
"ACOUSTIC LIVE" on Capitol Records/Right Stuff.
Continued extensive acoustic and electric tours.
World Tour with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND,
and appeared on the HBO Special recorded during the tour.
Double CD, Video and DVD released 2001.
2001 - In April,
song "Black Books" from "ACOUSTIC LIVE" album
appeared in HBO hit show THE SOPRANOS.
2001 - "BREAK
AWAY ANGEL" released on Vision Music. An extension of "ACOUSTIC
LIVE", this CD was recorded mostly live in the studio and
features improvisational acoustic leads over unusual harp
as thematic rhythm instrument. Also features Lee Sklar and
Wade Matthews on bass and Timm Biery and Mike Botts on drums.
2002 - Recorded
"THE RISING " with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E STREET BAND,
followed by a World Tour. Nils becomes a more versatile
swing man, playing pedal steel, dobro, bottleneck, lap steel
and 6-string banjo on stage. Tour ends in October of 2003.
2004 - Records
"23rd STREET LULLABY" with PATTI SCIALFA. Does promo tour
and 3-week U.S. Tour with Patti's band.
2005 - Appeared
as guitarist with WILLIE NELSON at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
2006 - Latest
solo release "SACRED WEAPON" featuring Kevin McCormick on
bass and Timm Biery on drums. Also features duets with Willie
Nelson, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Martin Sexton, Margo
Reed, Mary Ann Redmond, Tom Lepson, Bob Berberich and the
2006 - DVD
Release "NILS LOFGREN & FRIENDS LIVE ACOUSTIC" recorded
at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA with special guest appearances
by the Lofgren Bros., Mary Ann Redmond, Bob Berberich, Jeff
"Skunk" Baxter, Paul Bell and Buck Brown.
2007 - Currently
guitarist in BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND.
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