From small town Midwest beginnings to the big-time as an internationally known saxophonist, Grady Nichols enjoys an audience as broad as his musical taste. Hot off the success and critical acclaim of last CD, Sophistication, Grady’s goal was to record a CD that reflected his broad range of musical influences and tastes. To accomplish this, he tapped Zac Maloy to produce his newest endeavor, Take Me With You.
Maloy’s musical versatility includes writing, producing and performing. He is the founder and front man of the MCA Records band, The Nixons and also produced The Vanished, Bowling For Soup (Jive Records) and Jonas Brothers (Hollywood Records). His songs have been recorded by multi-platinum act Bowling For Soup, former American Idol’s Chris Daughtry and others. Maloy’s modern rocker background coupled with Grady’s R&B/jazz stylings proved to be the winning combination. The result of their collaboration is a sound that is fresh, unique, and embraceable by anyone who likes a good beat with a memorable melody.
Grady’s depth and maturity as a songwriter are evident on Take Me With You as the project showcases smooth jazz, pop, adult contemporary and even a dance mix. “My influences are so varied and I try to reflect that in my music. As I’ve matured as a songwriter, that growth has allowed me to infuse more of myself into each record