Indie-Americana solo singer/songwriter NICK YOUNG releases debut full-length CD - 'Truth Is'.
With 'Truth Is', Nick Young offers listeners original songs weaving seamlessly between solo acoustic and a more fully fleshed band sound.
"… The sound is a stripped-down Americana and lush pop smoothie. Yeah, there's a splash of country sour mash too, but it doesn't require boots and a hat."
-Frank DeBlase (Rochester City Newspaper)
"Young writes and performs my favorite kind of music – Americana/Alt-Country/Roots/The New Sincerity/Whatever the Hell You Call It. Formerly the frontman for Rochester’s Burning Daylight, Young just released his first solo album, 'Truth Is'. If you’re fond of pedal steel guitars and twang, and post-Replacements Paul Westerberg, pick it up.
-Nick Zaino (Boston Music Critic)
"Fresh & boisterous alt-country."
"Songs like "Nicotine & Tar" and "Wait For Me" simmer with a back-porch Southern vibe, while tunes like "Gone" are raw Americana, Young's indie-rock voice gives the album a contrasting feel. On paper, you'd never expect it to make sense. But the truth is, it works pretty well."
-Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
"The constant is Nick's voice, bearing the strain of injury and betrayal, yet enduring and resilient, a marriage of lyric and voice appealing to both the determined and the suicidal."
-Livingston County News
"Contagious songs in the alt-country mode, sounding like a cross between Wilco, the Old 97's and vintage Soul Asylum."
"If you follow the alt-country ladder up from Gram Parsons to Wilco, at the very top you might find Nick Young. Nick has written a lot of great songs, and he plays them with a fiery, raw energy that takes the genre further, into a deeper, darker place."
-Chris Trapper (Singer/Songwriter, The Push Stars)
"Nick Young's songwriting has maturity that belies his relative youth. The beauty is its confidence and belief in, first and foremost, the song.”
–Mike Nelson (North Country Roots Music Report)
released November 30, 2010
The new work is a collection of 13 stylistically Americana tunes produced by Jim Reilley (The New Dylans), mixed by Eric Fritsch (Scott Miller, Saddlesong) and recorded at Eastwood Studios in East Nashville.
Guest artists include Al Perkins (The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons), pedal steel on ‘Nicotine & Tar’, ‘Make It Alright’ and Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco), drums on ‘Gone’.
Nick Young - Lead Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Tim Mroz - Bass, Organ
Jesse Sprinkle - Drums/Percussion (except Track 11, percussion only)
Adam Jester - Background Vocals (Tracks 3 & 4)
Jim Reilley - Guitars, Organ
Jon Itkln - Guitars
Eric Fritsch - Guitars, Mandolin, Organ
Al Perkins - Pedal Steel Guitar
Ken Coomer - Drums (Track 11)
Produced by Jim Reilley & Nick Young
All songs written by Nick Young.