Nick 13

After four albums and more than 10 years of touring with psychobilly outfit, Tiger Army, frontman and songwriter, Nick 13 has released his first solo album.  And he says it's time to really explore the country genre. 

Nick 13 told that he's taken his inspiration from Western ballads and what has emerged is a self-titled project that harkens back to hs favorite era of country music -- the '40s, '50s and '60s -- and benefits from some of the most highly regarded musicians Nashville and SoCal have to offer. Famed steel guitarists Lloyd Green and Greg Leisz contribute their talents (Leisz also co-produces the record) while Sara Watkins, formerly of Nickel Creek, provides the fiddle tracks.

Nick 13 told that he simply wanted to make a record of the music that was exciting him at the time, but he doesn't mind the idea of exposing his Tiger Army fans to country, either.

You can check out the full interview here, on why a punk rocker would be interested in country music, how he found more than he bargained for in Nashville and why he wants to remind Californians of their heritage.

You can also grab the album now...either on MP3, CD or limited edition Vinyl.