Born and raised in Rocky Ford, Colorado, Lex’s musical journey took off when he began playing the guitar at the age of 9. After 39 years of playing, Lex had developed a musical ear because he could not read music other than tab. As Lex Nichols continued with his music he learned how to play drums and bass and has sat in as a session player for many different bands. Nichols also is a self-taught Native American flute player and maker. In 2014 Nichols was the only non-Native American flute player to win a Native American Music Award for his album The Long Road. Though Nichols plays many instruments, his passion is Finger Style acoustic guitar. Lex’s music has been featured on Echoes Radio, NPR and the PBS Documentary “The Arkansas River”. In 2019 Nichols released his 9th album titled Turning Point, a percussive Finger Style acoustic album. Lex is also a professional photographer whose passion is capturing lightning and the landscapes of the Southwest. Lex's work has been featured in numerous prominent publications, more notably; Cowboys and Indians, Balloon Life, and Outdoor Photographer. Lex studied portrait and landscape photography through Professional Photographers of America.