Nick Young grew up during the grunge era but cites a connection with alternative country bands like Uncle Tupelo as creating a foundation for his interest in picking up the guitar. Young's father introduced him to the group and that set the wheels in motion for a self-described shy kid to front a power-pop/alt-country outfit (Burning Daylight) and eventually throw his hat into the acoustic singer-songwriter ring. Now as a solo performer, Young has toured the lower forty eight with pal Chris Trapper (formerly of The Push Stars) and released a twang-infused debut album "Truth Is." Young will make a hometown tour stop at Abilene with a CD release party for his latest "South Lima." Brian Ayers opens.
Nick Young performs on Saturday October 26, 7:00 p.m. at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, $10, abilenebarandlounge.com.