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Nick 13 [Digipak]

  • 1. Nashville Winter
    2. Carry My Body Down
    3. 101
    4. All Alone
    5. Restless Moon
    6. In the Orchard (2011)
    7. Someday
    8. Cupid's Victim (2001)
    9. Nighttime Sky
    10. Gambler's Life
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9140682

  • Credits
    ProducerGreg Leisz; James Intveld
    EngineerKyle Ginther; John Cranfield; Bruce Witkin

    Personnel: Nick 13 (vocals, acoustic guitar); Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, baritone guitar, dobro); James Intveld (acoustic guitar, electric bass, background vocals); Josh Grange (electric guitar); Mitch Marine (drums); Eddie Perez, Ben Grey (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Jim Scott .
    Recording information: Bryan McCurry's Studio, Burbank, CA; Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; SlideAway Music Studio, Shadow Hills, CA; The Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Unison Music Studios, Valley Village, CA.
    Photographer: Viva Van Story.
    Nick 13 has been asked why, given that he is the principal songwriter in Tiger Army, he has felt the need to launch a concurrent solo career. The answer is found in his self-titled solo debut for the tradition-oriented Sugar Hill label. Here, Nick 13 has penned and updated a clutch of songs that allow him to investigate several fallow styles of country. Often, he harks more to the "western" side of the old "country & western" tag, for instance going to Bakersfield for "101," as if trying to come up with something that Buck Owens could have performed. Hank Williams naturally is evoked on "All Alone," while "In the Orchard [2011]" sounds like a classic Roy Orbison ballad. Another reason to go "solo" is to play with musicians other than the same old guys, and Nick 13 takes advantage of that opportunity by bringing in sidemen including Josh Grange, James Intveld, Greg Leisz, and Mike Webb, and turning them loose. Leisz, in particular, provides twangy guitar leads that dominate such tracks as "Carry My Body Down." Nick 13's smooth tenor vocals, singing traditional country sentiments, lead the songs, which transcend their styles to make this a varied, if deliberately retro, country album. It's not the psychobilly of Tiger Army, but it shows the traditional roots from which Nick 13 draws. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Both 'In The Orchard' and 'Cupid's Victim' slow to a leisurely stroll and are revitalized with twangy guitars and pedal-steel arrangements."
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