Tiger Army's Nick 13 to Release Self-Title, Solo Debut on June 7th
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:41:14
Punk goes country again!
Nick 13, the inimitable frontman for Southern California based rock trio Tiger Army, will release his long-awaited solo album on June 7th via Sugar Hill Records.
Nick's self-titled debut was produced in Los Angeles and Nashville by Greg Leisz and James Intveld, with mixing duties handled by Grammy award winner Jim Scott (Wilco, Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks). Nick 13 crafts storytelling Americana songs of heartbreak, experience and passion, driven by his haunting and distinctive voice and acoustic guitar.
Nick 13 is best known as the singer, songwriter, guitarist and founder of the band Tiger Army. His solo work recalls the vintage American sounds of honky-tonk and classic California country from the middle of the last century with a modern twist. He's already performed at Stagecoach, Hootenanny and South By Southwest.
Nick's debut album for Sugar Hill Records features acoustic and electric guitar, standup bass, pedal steel, fiddle and much more from a wide pedigree of players who connected with 13's genuine passion, understanding and knowledge of the history of the music and forward-thinking vision for the future. Some of the folks on the album include Lloyd Green, Sara Watkins, Josh Grange, Eddie Perez and Mitch Marine, in addition to the album's producers Leisz and Intveld.
Nick spent much of the past two years writing and recording his debut solo album in Los Angeles and Nashville (even living above Printer's Alley for a time) – laying down tracks like "Nashville Winter" featuring pedal steel legend Lloyd Green, the Bakersfield sound "101" and the atmospheric "Carry My Body Down."
NICK 13 TOUR DATES:
June 10 The Troubadour – West Hollywood
June 11 The Troubadour – West Hollywood
June 14 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
June 16 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
June 17 Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
June 18 Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
June 19 Mr. Small's Theatre – Millvale, PA
June 21 Johnny Brenda's – Philadelphia, PA
June 22 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
June 24 Bowery Ballroom – NYC
June 25 Black Cat – Washington, DC
June 27 Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
June 28 Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
June 30 Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
Are you going to check out Nick 13's solo debut?
—Frank TJ Mackey