Nimbus is an electronic guitar project featuring a variety of feels, deep grooves, and ambient soundscapes, influenced by the African diaspora. 

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Like a cloud traversing the earth's varied landscapes, Nimbus brings cultured reflections, timeless grooves, and the guitar to the electronic context. Utilizing some of the world’s most iconic feels, Nimbus’ music celebrates multiculturalism as a core value: afrobeat, reggae, latin, and funk are a few of the styles that permeate Nimbus’ wandering explorations, while a dub delay dances across much of the repertoire. Original and at the same time borrowing melodies of traditional songs from around the globe, Nimbus offers a variety of danceable rhythms and ambient soundscapes.

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With backgrounds in the healing arts & ethnomusicology, Nimbus brainchild, Patrick Fitzsimons began his immersion into music of the African diaspora as a percussionist, studying first the djembe ensemble of Guinea, West Africa, later the doumbek of Middle Eastern & North African descent, and, in Barcelona, learning popular and folkloric styles of Cuba under the tutelage of a conguero. The stirring guitarist in him, beginning to grasp the melodic side of music of these and other exotic lands, gradually replaced the percussionist, while maintaining the rhythmic backbone that weened Patrick as a musician.

In recent years, Patrick has performed rhythm, lead, and bass guitars with bands, Zansa and Mande Foly, while in the winter of 2016 he took a 2-month sabbatical to study with guitarist, Seydou Dembele, in Burkina Faso. In the Spring of 2017 he toured with Arouna Diarra and Rising Appalachia.

For the remainder of 2017, Nimbus is headed for a month-long immersion in Senegal, beginning to collaborate with additional musicians, and is poised to perform more clubs and festivals in western North Carolina. 

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Coming up:

September 9 2017 Asheville Arts Council Color Ball @ The Orange Peel

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PREVIOUS dates:

July 29 2017 Archetype Brewing Grand Opening

July 2017 Senegal immersion trip

May 6 2017 5 Walnut

April 7 & 8 2017 Mountain Madre

November 5 2016 5 Walnut

October 7 2016 5 Point Film Festival

September 17 2016 Global Beats, Rural Rhythms Festival

August 20, 2016 The Block off Biltmore

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