Singer-songwriter Nick Young's sense of country music, along with his power-pop hooks, makes him a comfortable fit with the alt-country crowd. There's southern guitar-rock jangle on some tunes and an indie-rock lilt to Young's voice that suggests a north of the Mason-Dixon vibe. Either way, Young's debut CD "Truth Is" (2010) recorded in Nashville with industry heavyweights including pedal-steel-guitar player Al Perkins (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons) paints the Rochester native as a talented and passionate songwriter. Young's gift is our listening pleasure. Ghost Country opens.
Nick Young performs Saturday, September 29, 9:30 p.m. at Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $4-$6. 232-3230, abilenebarandlounge.com.