Nicholas is now accepting new students for guitar, mandolin, and banjo. With extensive teaching experience and patience, Nicholas strives to give some of the best music lessons in the Portland area; designing custom lesson plans to fit any and all of your musical interests. You are guaranteed to love the fun, laid back, yet studious environment.
Wooden Sleepers is a folk-grass trio based in Portland, Oregon. Their music covers much ground, from boot stomping traditional bluegrass, through modern folk with deep grooves and creativity. Their combined mandolin, guitar, acoustic bass, and welling harmonies create a whirlwind of enchantment and positive vibration. With lyrical content reminiscent of travel, romance, the beauty of nature, and life in the Old West, they are sure to captivate. Their influences include Trampled by Turtles, Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Milk Carton Kids, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Nik has been writing music since 2007 and is currently available for solo performances with his banjo and stomp box under the name Nicholas Moon. He released his first album titled A Shade Under Green in 2012. It is an acoustic release of ten tracks. Seven of which have lyrics and three are instrumentals. The style of this album ranges through folk, funk, acapella, Spanish classical, and space rock. The recordings are crisp and clean, intended to make the listener feel like they are taking in a live, living room performance. These acoustic sessions were recorded between fall 2011 and spring 2012.