Austin360 Artist of the Month check-in: Jeremy Nail record release show

We caught our Austin360 Artist of the Month for May, Jeremy Nail, last weekend at Strange Brew as he celebrated the release of his new album “My Mountain” with a backing band that featured some of Austin’s most accomplished Americana instrumentalists.

Nail’s set comprised the entire record, in a different song sequence. Our Statesman video above combines abbreviated clips of the tracks “Heroes,” “My Mountain,” “Tell Me What Else You Got,” “Dreams” and “Survive.” The album, Nail told the crowd, “is about resilience. And we’re all resilient, no matter what hand we’re dealt.”

Joining him were violinist Eleanor Whitmore and guitarist Chris Masterson (members of  Steve Earle’s band who also tour themselves as the Mastersons), plus drummer Chris Searles and bassist Bobby Daniel. They also backed Nail recently on a live version of “Survive” recorded in our Statesman studio.

Record release show for "My Mountain" at Strange Brew, May 6, 2016: (from left) Eleanor Whitmore, Chris Masterson, Jeremy Nail, Chris Searles, Bobby Daniel. Photo by Peter Blackstock
Record release show for “My Mountain” at Strange Brew, May 6, 2016: (from left) Eleanor Whitmore, Chris Masterson, Jeremy Nail, Chris Searles, Bobby Daniel. Photo by Peter Blackstock

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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