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S3: E3: Nick Bosse - Three Chords and the Truth

August 10, 2022 Backstage Pass Radio Season 3 Episode 3
S3: E3: Nick Bosse - Three Chords and the Truth
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S3: E3: Nick Bosse - Three Chords and the Truth
Aug 10, 2022 Season 3 Episode 3
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Nick Bosse is a professional country music singer from North Stonington CT with 8 years in the entertainment industry, backed by a power-house band of musicians from Connecticut and Rhode Island – The Northern Roots. Nick’s songwriting and music stylings are influenced by country, southern rock, and bluegrass legends, which he projects in every live performance. His newest single “What Happened to Country” has had over 800,000 streams since its release in January 2021.

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Nick Bosse is a professional country music singer from North Stonington CT with 8 years in the entertainment industry, backed by a power-house band of musicians from Connecticut and Rhode Island – The Northern Roots. Nick’s songwriting and music stylings are influenced by country, southern rock, and bluegrass legends, which he projects in every live performance. His newest single “What Happened to Country” has had over 800,000 streams since its release in January 2021.


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Randy Hulsey, Nick Bosse, Adam Gordon


Randy Hulsey  00:01

Hey everyone, it's Randy Hulsey here, your host of backstage pass radio. Welcome back to another episode with a wonderful artist from the Northeast United States. I'm joined today by a singer songwriter that comes to us by way of Stonington. Connecticut, stick around. We will talk with the up and coming artists Nick, bossy when we return.


Adam Gordon  00:20

This is backstage pass radio, the podcast that's designed for the music junkie with a thirst for musical knowledge. Hi, this is Adam Gordon. And I want to thank you all for joining us today. Make sure you like, subscribe and turn the alerts on for this and all upcoming podcast. And now here's your host of backstage pass radio, Randy Halsey.


Randy Hulsey  00:50

Nick, welcome to the show, brother. It's good to see you, man.


Nick Bosse  00:53

Thank you for having me.


Randy Hulsey  00:54

My pleasure. My pleasure. So, so how are things up in Connecticut? You know, I guess we're kind of coming out of this whole, this whole pandemic thing, it seems at least in Houston here, it seems to be slowing down a little bit. People are getting back to some normalcy. How are things up your way? Are you kind of seeing the same thing there?


Nick Bosse  01:14

I've definitely seen the shift of us going back to some, as you said, normalcy. It's gotten a little more friendly to the music community, our ages are opening back up again. And I noticed more and more So earlier on in the year that things were starting to get a little more back to normal. Me, I never stopped playing music, whether I was doing it in a venue or just doing it out on my front lawn for any neighbors that would hear but right on now, it is nice to be able to play bigger venues again and see all the state fairs open up and excited.


Randy Hulsey  01:52

Yeah. Did you did you find yourself spending a lot of time and locked down writing talk talk to the listeners a little bit about how that time was spent during the lockdown year, right or a year and a half or however long it was?


Nick Bosse  02:07

Yeah, I did spend a lot of time writing I've written since the lockdown. I've written quite a few songs. I did a lot of kind of outdoor things. As far as small gigs, you know, I did some I'd walk around my neighborhood with a bluegrass version of my band. And we would just played for any neighbors I happen to walk outside I'd do stuff in town, there was some places that were doing outdoor dining and whatnot where we would play outside. And I took advantage of that every chance I could. I took the opportunity to start my my EP, which is almost complete. Yeah, I just tried to make the most of it. And just I did a lot of writing I wrote. You know, I tell everybody, for every good song that I write, there was five of them that didn't make the cut. Right? I probably have quite a few songs that didn't make the cut. And there's a couple of them out of the pandemic


Randy Hulsey  02:57

for sure. Well, you never know. I mean, those songs might circle around for a later EP or LP or whatever, you know, I mean, they're not just because they didn't make the first cut doesn't mean they're dead forever. Right? That's true. Well, it's interesting. When I I was kind of looking into your music, listening to your music, learning more about you, and I'm like, wow, Connecticut, it's, that's interesting, because I find that a lot of my guests are like California based Nashville based. You know, they're kind of sprinkled all over, but I've only had one other guest from state of Connecticut specifically. And it's a guy named Johnny gol a, from a band called hard line, which was a big 80s MTV band. They I think they were pretty big and like 92 And then he's playing with a guy named Axel Rudi Pell out of Germany. And he's also with Crush 40, which has written many of the theme songs for Sonic the Hedgehog with Sega. Right. So Johnny's kind of the pride of Connecticut there and so you're the second Connecticut guests. So that's cool to have you here. But Stonington Connecticut. This is a small town, Connecticut, is it not?


Nick Bosse  04:17

Yeah, actually, I live in North Stonington, which is there's there's actually two separate towns, okay. Stonington is more of like a, I'd say more like a sea port fishing community. I would say it's only that but it's definitely north north. Stonington is more of a farm town. We always pride ourselves on having more cows than people. My graduating class was 52 Wow. It was very small town vibe. You know, most of the kids are hanging in the summertime. You know, staying out of trouble by working on farms and stuff like that.


Randy Hulsey  04:55

For sure. Well, I think I read somewhere like population of Stonington was like, and this might be old data but like 930 for like 1000 people Does that sound about right for Estonia?


Nick Bosse  05:09

It's definitely more than that. Okay, this might be old data might be old data. Yeah, yeah, definitely more than that. But that's definitely not a city. And it's definitely not a heavily populated area. Right. You know, it's not like out west where we have these 1000 Acre Farms. But there's, you know, a lot of family farms steeped in a lot of heritage, multi generational farms up here. And I just think it's a great place to live. I love it.


Randy Hulsey  05:38

That's awesome. In I have talked to some people from some pretty remote places, even though they're like outside of major cities, right, it, you know, 45 minutes from the city or an hour from that city, by all means, they're, they're small, like Stonington. And they're very proud of being where they are. And I think every, I think to a large degree, it doesn't matter. You know, everybody's proud of where they're from, whether it's small town USA, or whether it's big city, you know, if you're New York City, or even Houston, we're all proud of that, too. So I think it's all relative. Were you born there? Or? Or did the family move there later on? Talk to the listeners a little bit about did you grow up in the Stonington? area? Or did you just move there later on?


Nick Bosse  06:23

I mean, I pretty much grew up in North Stonington. I was. I was born in Norwich, Connecticut. But I first spent the first couple years of my life and Voluntown Connecticut, which is the border of North Stonington. I grew up with my mother for a little while, and Ashaway Rhode Island. But I've spent the majority of my life here in North Stonington. Connecticut, as we like to call it no sto no suit. And yeah, and I pretty much been here. My whole life. I just you know, surrounding areas that shouldn't have been around but absolutely never moved too far


Randy Hulsey  06:56

away from here. Now, I guess for the for the listeners that might have struggled with geography. Stonington is right across from Long Island, New York, right? Do I have my geography right? That's that it's close.


Nick Bosse  07:11

It's Yes. My geography isn't investing.


Randy Hulsey  07:16

Well, we want you to tell me what you what you were thinking. We're not going to have like a geography quiz or anything like that. Right.


Nick Bosse  07:24

Basically, my town borders Rhode Island. Borders westerly Rhode Island. Borders, actually Rhode Island. Pawcatuck, Connecticut as part of our border borders, westerly. We're all kind of like, right on the Connecticut, Rhode Island line right here. A lot of folks from Rhode Island like to call us West Rhode Island. It's rural area. Pine trees. Yeah. Farms. It's just it's really not far from many major cities. You know, it's about an hour and a half to Boston. It's maybe an hour and some odd to Hartford, you know, it's not like we're far far away from things but where we're at, it's just kind of a nice little slice of


Randy Hulsey  08:04

slower. Yeah, for sure. You're you're just far enough as what they would say just far enough to enjoy the non hustle and bustle of the Big City Life. What's the music scene like, up in in the Connecticut Rhode Island area, tough talk to the listeners a little bit about kind of the scene that you're playing in, in that area.


Nick Bosse  08:25

I mean, I would say the scene is is very saturated with a lot of rock and blues. There's really not a lot of country artists up here there is but there's not as much as there is, you know, rock and blues. And there's a great bluegrass scene in Rhode Island. There's, there is great country singers up here. But it's just it's mostly all rock and blues up here. So it was kind of different for me, starting out because everybody was, you know, everybody has to be repurposed to if you find a musician that you want to have in your band, they're all going to be rock guys that you have to turn him into country.


Randy Hulsey  09:01

Right? You know, exactly. I was gonna ask you if the country music scene was prevalent up in that part of the country, because I think people assume like, what word am I looking for? You know, we believe like, I think when people think of Texas, they think of tumbleweeds in the old west, right? And when people come to places like Houston, they're like, Wow, it's really green here. So there's a lot of tree so there's this misconception of Houston, right? Like that's not the old west, like the okay corral or anything like that. When I think of Stonington, Connecticut, country, music is not the first thing that comes to mind. And I can't really tell you what genre of music really comes to mind because I've never lived or spent time up in that part of the country. Right. But I was just curious and you kind of answered it. I was going to ask you if the country music scene was prevalent there and it doesn't sound like it's too prevalent. But is that a good thing for you? Like, is that a good thing for a country guy? That it's, you're mainly in a rock scene or a blue scene? Do they look at you as like, wow, this is this is a nice change, right? Let's get Nick in here. It's a nice change, or is it more of a struggle? Like, do you kind of feel like the outcast? Because you're not the rock or the blues? Guys?


Nick Bosse  10:28

That's a good question. I wouldn't say that I've had to struggle. It's honestly, I think it's been it's been more it'd be more towards, you know, it's a change. It was a change of pace when I started playing out. You know, there was a couple bands around that would cover a lot more, I guess, I guess you could say modern country. And then they're like, man, there's this kid down at the bar, and he's singing Hank senior. And they're like, really? Right. And that was kind of cool for me was just, you know, me singing old country. And then people just coming out like crazy, because there wasn't really anybody else around you're singing Old Country covers. And, and that's what I started doing. Just singing, you know, covers. There's some newer country stuff that I like, but most of my heart is with the old stuff. Sure. And it was a nice change of pace. For a lot of people when I was able to build a pretty decent little following. I'm here just vocals and people I know personally, but you know, it's fun when you get to go out and got a sold out venue and everyone's ready to hear country music and they're excited. And you know, the next night they probably the next five nights, they probably have rock bands every single night. So you know, a lot of times when I go places they'll call it a country night with Nick boy. Okay. All right. So just Nick bossy or something. Yeah, country,


Randy Hulsey  11:48

they specify it right.


Nick Bosse  11:50

But um, no. And then like I said, there are bands up there, our country artists up here. You got guys like Nick Casey, Mickey LaMantia. Okay. But there's a band from Japan, Rhode Island called backroads. I mean, they all they're great country musicians, they're my friends. But it's not as saturated as you know, like, I've seen the scene when I've been in Nashville, or when I've been, I did do a little short time and Texas for a little gig. I was in San Antonio, visiting la Verni. Actually, I did stay in San Antonio for a day. But yeah, it's definitely it's definitely been beneficial. I would say to me, because not everyone else is doing what I'm doing. And then also that not everyone else is also trying to write original music. A lot of it's just, you know, be covered in front of the weekends playing covers. Yeah.


Randy Hulsey  12:41

I think there's a place for both for sure. I mean, I really enjoyed like, just about everybody. Short of maybe two people, I think in the 40 ish episodes that I've dropped. I take that back there. I think there was four because two of them came from tribute bands, who are who are phenomenal in the area and have a huge following. The other two are in cover bands, but everybody else's original singer songwriter, some play in bands, some you know, they're it's kind of all over the place. Were you a music kid growing up? I mean, you're still a young guy. When I when I look at myself, and you on this video, it's like, yeah, he's still a young guy. Like, growing up. Did the the love for music start earlier? Is that something that developed later on? In your, in your later years?


Nick Bosse  13:37

I've been pretty much singing since since I could talk. I don't know as far as as far as when I started playing guitar. I think I got my first guitar. I would say I think I was eight years old, or nine years old when I got my first guitar. And of course, I was like every kid, you learn three power chords and you think you're the next Eddie Van Halen. But, no, I just, I know, I started taking music seriously, when I was about 13. I just started playing guitar. I just set my room playing Folsom Prison Blues over and over and over again. As I would even do it slower than Johnny Cash does. Because my grandfather always told me I'd play too fast. Okay, I would just practice on it was all about getting a feel for stuff. And if I was covering something, as if I wrote it, you know, make it my own


Randy Hulsey  14:21

for sure. Well, it sounds like you kind of develop that love for the old traditional guys at an early age like and a lot. A lot of kids your age, or a lot of kids that age, I should say in general, are not listening. They're not influenced by the old school guys, right? It's more the newer stuff. They're all the kids want to listen to the hip stuff that's out but it sounds like you gravitated to the old school guys. Johnny Cash is and have the likes, right?


Nick Bosse  14:51

Yeah. My My. My grandfather on my dad's side I call him it's a French thing. We call him Pepe and he He, he kind of made sure I was fully steeped in the religion of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard at a very young age. And I just I fell in love with Johnny Cash I fell in love with, you know, you didn't I mean, and you know, I'm sure I'm gonna get flack for this, but Johnny Cash wasn't the greatest thing in the world, but man, he was a storyteller. Sure, sure. And that's one thing I miss about a lot of the older country, is the fact that there was a story being told in a way that only that writer song and singer could tell it. And I just loved the way that Johnny Cash. He was this dark figure, you know, this is a cool guy, man. He was yeah, it was mystical. He was, he was just, it just always drew me. And yeah, I just found myself, you know, falling in love and romanticizing that era of country music and just loving it and listening to as much of it as I could see myself a vinyl record player and getting my grandfather's records and just spending them over and over until they didn't work anymore.


Randy Hulsey  16:02

Absolutely. Well, I think that you know, he's certainly a good man for for turning you on to all the old stuff. And it's what I did as a dad to like, if you talk to my kids, they love all the old stuff, right? Because that's what I was spinning in my house. I wasn't spinning the new stuff. It was all nostalgic stuff. That was a big part of my life. And I don't think that'll ever change. You know, you get older you have kids, you want them to listen to the stuff you like, and then they grow up and then history, you know, it's like rinse and repeat. You know, they're gonna do that with their kids and their kids kids will do it. So that's, that's a great thing. Did you


Nick Bosse  16:41

get a healthy dose of John, I basically broke our family vehicle we have I have three daughters. We have a Honda Pilot. I broke the CD player, and it's got Johnny Cash Greatest Hits CD stuck in it. Every time I get in the car, the CD player gets as they usually listen to the radio I can add CD on and that's on. No matter how long of a trip we're going on that CD will go and repeat because that's what I want to listen to you.


Randy Hulsey  17:07

It's kind of funny that you say that and in my mind immediately went back to being a kid. And of course we didn't have CDs then it was a trek tapes. I'm dating myself a little bit but ours was the Statler brothers Greatest Hits and I literally just had Jimmy fortune of the Statler brothers on my show. Last week, I went out to New Braunfels to meet up with Jimmy get a couple of couple of guitars sign probably see him hanging up there, but it's really cool. You know, like you. You kind of idolized the whole Johnny Cash thing I was a huge Statler brothers fan because that eight track tape, even though it wasn't stuck in that tape deck, it might as well have been stuck in that tape deck because it seems like that's the only thing that we ever played growing up but it it's those tunes like, like you're kind of alluding to, they never got old to you even you know, you just listen to him over and over and over again. And they still sound as great as they did the first time you ever heard him.


Nick Bosse  18:10



Randy Hulsey  18:12

And I know in earlier you mentioned something about well, you know, I don't think you would catch much flack over saying that Johnny Cash is not the greatest singer and indeed you are correct. And a lot of a lot of people would also say that guys like Bob Dylan, were not the greatest singer either. Tom Petty, not the greatest singer ever. But God what? What great songwriters, these guys were like nobody wrote songs like these guys. Bob Dylan was a poet. And he would tell you that I don't think he would say I'm a I'm the greatest singer in the world, right? But I am a damn good poet and I write a damn good song that has substance to it, right? Yeah. Guy Clark


Nick Bosse  18:51

Townes. Van Zandt? I mean absolutely, you wouldn't necessarily call them the best you know, show times singer of all time but now and they could write you a song that would make you cry.


Randy Hulsey  18:59

Absolutely. I do agree with you. Now do you come from a musical family was you know you've mentioned your, your your grandfather kind of turning you on to the old stuff, but from a musician standpoint, Was anybody else in the family musicians are kind of did you were you kind of the lone ranger there?


Nick Bosse  19:19

Um, my, I think my mother had. My mother had some time that she was seen in a rock band back in I believe the 80s I don't really know a whole lot about that side of her. I know that she was she's a singer my on my dad's side. My my pet Bay. He his mother was a was a piano player and his brother was a piano player. His brother actually played piano and a lot of places down in Florida. Back in the 70s and 80s. And but I was like, I guess I guess I am the first one to start going out and like writing music and writing songs and and pioneering that avenue You have the Bossy family.


Randy Hulsey  20:02

Now I know that you haven't, I guess, according to my reading, and always correct me if I'm wrong in any of the things that we talked about, but I don't think you've been in the music business that long. By normal standards, right. Talk to the listeners a little bit about when you jumped into the game, and about how long you've been going at it right now.


Nick Bosse  20:27

Yeah, I I guess I started singing and playing guitar when I was really young. But I didn't really do much with it other than use it as an excuse to talk to girls when I was in high school. And then my dad finally was like, man, you know, you could you could make some money on the side, just singing some songs and bars is what people liked to hear. And the pizza joint about 30 seconds from my house one day, they said, Hey, do you have three hours worth of material you should come down and play some time and I went down to Guitar Center and I bought a, I bought a little speaker and got myself set up and went down there and nervously thumb through a three ring binder as I was going through my songs, all right. I, I've been playing now I'd say about eight or nine years now. But I only really started taking like the songwriting aspect and be trying to become an original artist, since about 2018 19. Okay, I had written about maybe three, four songs up into that point, just cuz. And then since then, I've written probably close to 60 or 70 songs, wow. Just, they just flow out of me sometimes. And the more I write, the more easily they come to me. And the more complicated they become. Yeah. And I'm just I'm just I tell everybody, I just try to be a student of my own writing, and let it just kind of carve what it needs out of me. Yeah, you know, as I go, I just want to become the best that I can at it. And I really, it came to a point where it was like, Do you want to just be a jukebox in the corner, which I was content with, I was making good money. I was on the side, you know, having fun on the weekends. You know, people buy you all your drinks. You never have to pay for a drink when you go to a bar and you've seen somebody's favorite song. But it was like, Okay, do I want to keep doing this? Or is there something more and I wrote a song with a friend of mine called pretty got pretty new diamond. And it was about a breakup that I had with a with an ex. And it kind of just started a domino effect in my head of just songs flowing out of me. And honestly, it now I find it to be one of the greatest forms of therapy. So I don't ever see myself stopping and this is definitely the direction I want to go with my wife.


Randy Hulsey  22:48

Sure. Now, do you get a satisfaction from performing your own song versus that? Of? Well, let me give you a scenario, right? You're playing a show you're on stage. Let's just say you're solo, you're just you and the guitar, right. And you play brown eyed Girl by Van Morrison. And then you play one of your songs. And the set is over. And people come up to you and say, Man, that was a great, that was a great cover of, you know, the Van Morrison tune. And then somebody else says, Man, that original was great. You've received compliments from both. But is there one that far outweighs the compliment of the other? Right? Tell Tell tell the listeners a little bit about that feeling like what does it mean? When somebody says you played the cover song right versus that of telling you that your original stuff is great.


Nick Bosse  23:49

When Well, I guess I could say when somebody compliments me for singing a cover song. I 100% appreciate it because they're there, they're happy. And if they if they're content enough with what I just did to come up and give me a compliment in the first place. I greatly appreciate that. But if somebody comes up to me and compliments me not only on my ability to sing, but compliments me on a song that I wrote and put my heart into that compliment far outweighs the compliment about a cover in my opinion. And I don't mean that to put anyone else down or anything. It's just I there's I feel like there's two factors to that compliment as opposed to the single factor of the cover conflict.


Randy Hulsey  24:30

He said absolutely makes perfect sense. Well, and I think


Nick Bosse  24:34

that I don't appreciate the compliments about that.


Randy Hulsey  24:36

No, I get it and I think it validates. I would have to say for a songwriter, it validates why you do what you do, right that way. You hear that at your show Friday night. You wake up Saturday morning and it gives you motivation to write more, it fuels you right. So I wanted to kind of get your perspective on that because a lot of listeners that listen to the show are not going to be musicians, right? They're they're kind of sewers or they're in takers of music. They like to listen to the Nick bosses, they like to listen to the Randy Halsey. But they're not necessarily musicians themselves. So I like to give that perspective of the conversation to them. I don't ever like to pigeonhole. And I think a lot of artists in general don't like to be pigeonholed into a genre. But talk to me a little bit about your style of music, and what influenced what you you listen to and what you write about. Hopefully, that question makes sense to you.


Nick Bosse  25:45

Yeah, I would say what my, what influences me for my writing, originally, I just would try to write songs that I thought people would like, because I was trying to cater to something, I guess. But then when I stopped trying, when I stopped caring about that, and just wanted to write songs about what I cared about, that came out, way easier, and way more frequently, and fluently. And, you know, writing songs about people that I've known, I've noticed, I mean, I only have two songs out right now. But there's a lot of songs of mine that I play frequently out, you know, I have a song I wrote for my Pepe. I have a song I wrote for a fan of mine that was going to see me for years with pancreatic cancer. And he ended up succumbing to it. And he was a good friend of mine. And I wrote the song for him after a pass called Old Man in the back. I just recently, about a month ago at my, my neighbor across the street, tragically took his own life. And he was a veteran, and I wrote a song for him. I just, I noticed that when I try to write about things that are around me, that comes out a lot more easier. You know, I wrote a song for my daughter, I wrote a song for you know, I've written a song about my dog, I've written a song, you know, about, I guess I really haven't written too many songs about growing up in this area. But I've written songs about, you know, where I'm from. I've written songs about places I've visited, things that have actually I've touched and held and experienced. But I've also written songs, you know, from good friends of mine, you know, hunting buddies that had stories and stuff that absolute, you know, tall tales and stuff like that, that grant came in. And that's, that's also a avenue that I've drawn my inspiration from, but I just, I just, I feel like when I let go over the wheel, and I just let inspiration Oops, excuse me, when I let inspiration, just kind of take the reins. I don't know where I'm gonna, what I'm gonna write about or what's going to come out, but I just try to not fight it. And just sure, right, what's coming in my head. And I noticed that when I just let it happen naturally, I just end up writing. I mean, I think they're pretty cool songs from other people. I don't think so. But I like them. Well,


Randy Hulsey  28:14

I think first and foremost, you, you have to be happy with what you write. And if you're happy with what you write, and you love what you write, you will deliver those songs. And ultimately, your listeners will fall in love with that. So I think that the way you're doing it is correct. Is there. Is there a formula that Nick uses for songwriting? Or do you always just let it happen organically? Like, like you were talking about? But do you ever do you say well, I write songs, but I start with a melody? I always start with a melody? Or do you always start with lyrics first? Or do you always start with a key that you're playing in? Talk to the listeners a little bit about? Is there a formula for you and how you write,


Nick Bosse  29:03

I wouldn't say there's like a specific formula. I mean, I, the majority of the time, when I write a song, it usually happens because I'll get at least two lines in my head. And people can just hand me a piece of paper with some words on it. And I'll come up with a melody based based on what they wrote. Melodies come easier to me, you know, coming up with, you know, I guess the musical content as opposed to the lyrical content of a song is something that comes a little easier to me. Sometimes the writing in the words is what you know, takes me some time. Sure, ha. I don't I don't have a musical education or anything like that. I just try to let it come naturally. I just noticed when I tried to force it like a lot of times you know, I'll write a song. A lot of times I'll write a chorus That's what I'll do. I'll read a chorus to a song or first verse. And if I noticed that on the second verse or the, you know, the first whatever is after that paragraph, if it feels like it's forced, I just I put it down and I might not touch it for a year. Yeah, you know, I might not, there was a song I picked up a little while ago that I hadn't touched in two years. And I had just written a chorus. And then I brought it in and wrote a song off of it, you know, finished the rest of the song. But um, you know, I said, I guess the only, I guess Yeah, I guess that would be considered of a method. I kind of get like those first two to four lines down for a song. And once I get that the melody is just gonna come out really easy.


Randy Hulsey  30:44

Yeah. And everything. Everything wraps around that right.


Nick Bosse  30:47

Yeah, it's usually those first four lines are the hardest, or the easiest. They come to me quickly and then the rest of the song. It's hard to come back to me, you know? Exactly.


Randy Hulsey  30:55

Exactly. Now, I think before I hit the record button. We were talking offline a little bit and I said, I think I stumbled across you maybe maybe by way of Instagram, maybe not maybe it was straight YouTube. I'm a YouTube junkie so it could have been there. I don't know. But the song I heard first was a song that you were doing I'm not sure where you were playing the show. But you did a song of yours called What happened to country and I wanted to share a clip of this song with the listeners and then we'll come back and chat about it fair enough. Sounds good all right standby



believe there is hope for us yet there's millions of people who cannot forget the way Johnny Cash brought a tear to their eyes or how body Robins painted Texas guys what happened on the country record damn truth and who's gonna step up and fill their big shoes right and songs about our last singing all night and songs add on make a grown man cry a grown man cry wrong man cry


Randy Hulsey  33:12

that was a song called What happened to country from Nick bossy. I have to say Nick, if if that song is not charting where you are, it needs to be charting. I've listened to this damn song probably. I'll call it 3030 plus times like it's one of those songs that doesn't get old. And it's so pure Your voice sounds really really good. In that song. So So congrats and kudos to the song. What inspired the song for you.


Nick Bosse  33:49

It's a little bit of a story.


Randy Hulsey  33:52

That's what we're here for.


Nick Bosse  33:54

I had a I had gone down to Nashville with a friend of mine. And we had gone down just for fun just to go to I wanted to go the Country Music Hall of Fame. I had been down one other time with my dad. And there was a couple of things that I didn't get to see at the Johnny Cash museum that I wanted to spend some more I could spend probably a month there looking at every reading every single placard inside with you. So it was I can't remember the date. I just know that it was 2019 it was I think it was November and we were down there and I just gotten a new pair of cowboy boots. And I was breaking them in and I had blisters on my feet walking around Nashville all day so I was already in the kind of a foul mood. My feet hurt so bad. I don't know next time I go down there I'm bringing but now we we We were out and we were just going bar to bar and I was just trying to trying to find one place that would play you know, that had some old country playing. It was mostly I didn't really hear newer country, it was a lot of, you know, journey and hop. Yeah. Like rock music, you know, catering to all the bachelorette parties and stuff. Oh, boy. And I just remember had been all day and I just really been wanting to hear like a non rock song I wanted to because like, I hear that all the time up in Connecticut. I want to I'm here to hear country music, you know, and I was at the stage that bar with a friend of mine. And the night that I was there, it was mobbed. The house band, they were a great band. They just you know, I think they played one country song The one time I was there. And I think the the bass player for Rascal Flatts walked in for our first and walked right up on stage and started playing with them. I was like, Wow, that's incredible is right there. I'm standing right here next to the door. Then, Rob Riggles, the comedian walks in, and he starts jumping up on stage again, the whole crowd to sing Sweet Caroline. And you know, I'm that close to the Red Sox, where we hear that song all the time. Yeah. And, and then Chris Young walked in on the matter of about a half an hour. Every single one of them gave me knuckles as they walked by. It was cool. But I was just sitting there. And then they all start singing Africa by Toto. And I'm like, I love this song. But I'd really like to hear a country song. And I just I said, I'm I'm out. So I walked outside and I walked down to the Ryman Auditorium, and I'm just, I'm just staring at the building, I've walked up on the steps and I'm staring at the building. And I'm just like, just my mind is just going probably a little bit of whiskey too. So and I got kicked off the front steps by a security guard. So I couldn't hang around there. I was like, I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm just sitting here looking like I'm not even hurt ever. So I just got frustrated, I called a cab. And I had them bring me back to my hotel on the outskirts town think I was staying at a Best Western or something like that. And I walked inside and I was just I was kind of defeated, you know, this is the place where I thought all my dreams would come true. And I can't even you know, hear a single Johnny Cash song or Waylon Jennings song or and I walked inside and I noticed that the the guy behind the counter was, I don't know, I'm just kind of sitting there looking for a conversation, I can strike up a conversation with anybody. So I walked over, started chit chatting with him. And I found out that he was he was a vet. And he was a combat wounded vet. He had been shot a couple of times. And I was like, Hey, man, I now at this point, it's it's about 230 in the morning. So you know, he's just sitting there like, you know, this crazy dude from from Connecticut one and I'm like, Hey, man, I got my guitar in my room. I wrote the song for vets. Can I can I go get it for you and play it for you. He's like, Yeah, there's nobody else down here, whatever. So I I go grab my guitar and meet him in the continental breakfast area that's all closed down and play them the song that I wrote for some for vets working with my with my drummer in my band. And he just starts crying, like, hard grind. And I didn't know what to do. So I just gave him a hug. You know, I'm talking with him. And he tells me that, you know, he just had been having a hard time. He had lost his wife. He was raising his kids on his own. He was a wounded vet still wasn't getting his VA benefits yet. And he was a hurting person. And so I just picked a few songs for him just trying to share the mood. His manager comes over and then she's getting all mad that he's hanging out with me in the continental breakfast area. And then she sees he's crying because she comes over to find out what's wrong. I don't know why. I was raised religious, but I'm not really practiced and churchgoer myself, but I just felt the need to say, Hey, you want to sing AmaZing Grace with us. And she was just giving me this look, said all right. And she sat down and we sang Amazing Grace together. Then she starts crying and tells me it's the anniversary of her sister passing away from a car accident, I believe. And she was dealing with all that emotion that day. And so I prayed with them. And I sang with them. And we all laughed and cried. And it was like 4am Wow. And I finally go back to my bedroom. And as I'm walking away, she's like, who are you? I said, I'm just a chubby white boy from Connecticut. And I said, I hope you guys have a good night and I went up to my room and I call my dad. He answers the phone thinking I'm in prison or something. My dad Dad said I got a chance to play for these two people. He's like, What about what happened today? I said I don't care about what else happened today. That's the only thing that matters to me. And when we were driving home that next day, I'm looking at this tattoo on my arm I got a Georgia microphone right here. and it's got a little thing that says, who's gonna fill their shoes. I just kept looking at that. And then all the words to what happened to country started falling into place in my mind when I came home, I wrote that song and started playing it out here and there. And I, that was the first song I ever wrote that I felt like that was my calling to put those words down on paper.


Randy Hulsey  40:22

That's a that's a really cool story. And while the day kind of sucked for you, it sounded like you you weren't getting the country fix that you wanted. You got ran off from the Ryman. Maybe it was all for a reason, right? I mean, you touched two lives. And that's what we do as musicians as songwriters. Right? Because I've played for people, you know, whether it's an assisted living, and you know, you sit there and you just see tears running down people's eyes, it takes them back to a place in time. And it helps them purge feelings that, you know, maybe they would have known, maybe those two people would have never purged those feelings had you not shown up there for them. Right. So I think we're all in the right place at the right time, you know, sometimes so.


Nick Bosse  41:10

And like I said, you know, at the at that moment, you know, when I was getting back to the hotel and defeated attitude, and, you know, I was just ready to go home the next day, I was like, I'm done. I'm ready to drive 1617 hours back to Connecticut, I'm ready to get out of here. And that happened. And I couldn't be more grateful for the experience. Because when I was driving home, that's when that song, you know, could sung make a grown man cry. And I'm watching this powerful looking veteran, just this strong man, you know, a warrior just just sobbing. It was like, Oh, my God, like, I'm sorry. First of all, I didn't mean to make you cry. I really didn't want to but you know, now that you did, you know. My daughter asked her one time she's like, Why do you think such sad songs is sick? Because we need sad songs to make us appreciate the good times. Absolutely. And I tend to write a lot of sad songs myself, but


Randy Hulsey  42:06

you know, I'm with you on that. My wife says that sometimes she's like, all your songs, man. They seem so sad. And it's like, I'm a melancholy kind of person. You know, it's like, those are the songs that touch me. Those are the songs that tug at the heartstrings. Those are the songs that have feeling that have meaning. And if I go play a place and some of the people don't get what I'm doing, I'm okay with that. But there's gonna be some that do get what I'm doing. And we can't we can't make everybody happy. sad songs you love sad? You do sad songs. Well, you know, you can't stop doing what you love. Because maybe somebody else doesn't like sad songs. Right? But but I'm much like you in that respect. I liked the sad songs too.


Nick Bosse  42:51

It's a magnet of sadness. Yeah, no, I get it my my bass player my band. He's like, you know, we listen to guys like Benjamin Todd. And you know, the last dog street band and some of those songs are just so horribly sad and depressing. And we'll be sitting there you know doing something together listening that people walk by like oh my god, I you listen to that you


Randy Hulsey  43:14

guys are more of as real Yeah, it is real it is.


Nick Bosse  43:19

There is so much more to country music than a Bud Light logo turned out and a tailgate with a Ford logo on it. And a you know, Daisy Dukes and crop tops and there's so much more to country and so much more music in general. Just happy stuff. That's there's got to be a place for everything. Oh man, the blues you listened to I listened to blues. I listen to the old stuff. Yeah. And my dad always loved the blues. So I was steeped in some some pretty good, pretty good examples, but just there's a there's a I'm trying to put this into words when somebody can convey pain in a way that you couldn't maybe verbally put yourself but you feel exactly what they're saying. And maybe you've never even heard it said that way it's powerful it oh god it's so powerful. So powerful.


Randy Hulsey  44:19

I agree. Now it was was the sun what happened to country was that a co written song or did you write that one all on your own? That was Nick, Nick and Nick only Okay. Well, I think the song now has like I forget when I looked almost 800,000 streams on Spotify, which is phenomenal. Again I love the song congrats on the success and I don't know I don't know where I'm sure you're streaming on all all major all major platforms, but it was impressive to see the eight almost at the 800,000 mark so not too far off the million mark man that's great. Keep rockin keep we'll keep promoting it here on the On the show too. I want to point the listeners to the song on YouTube specifically you can search what happened to country a nick boss the original is the name the exact name of the YouTube video if you guys want to go and check it out on YouTube and and see Nick play in that at one of his shows. You had another single you spoke a little bit about it earlier, but it is a song called pretty new diamond. I wanted to share that with the listeners too. So we'll take a listen to that clip and then we'll come back and chat about that one



she gave me back that pretty new I broke my heart when I got the last laugh when a pound off her ring, bought me a bag and a case course I asked Laura do mum do drunker hair with my bottle while Hank senior singing along with my bottle while Hank seen you soon


Randy Hulsey  46:49

pretty new diamond, Nick. Bossy original, you highlighted the nice Johnny Cash, baritone voice and that one there at the end man sounded great. And I love the whole Hockin of the ring for a dime bag in a case of Coors Light. Great lyrics, Nick, I love it. I love it. In fact, I was thinking about this, you know, this morning as I was as I was listening to those songs and kind of making sure that all my thoughts were strike for chatting with you today. I said, Man, I'm gonna have to learn that one for my shows. That's a good one. So if I ever get that one worked out and get it recorded, I'll send me a copy of the recording there. I'm sure we'd appreciate it. Well, you talked a little earlier about kind of the subject matter of the of the song ex girlfriend kind of thing. Was that a? Was that a quick write for you? I mean, did that song come to you pretty quick.


Nick Bosse  47:41

Well, I there was a there was a kid at his bar that I used to play out a lot. And he would sit on his tractor all day at this farm and write poetry. It's kind of funny because you think of these farmers as I don't want to say, you know, not not just not the type that sit around a little notebooks, right? And poetry if you know what I mean. Oh, yeah. And he would come to all my gigs all the time and asked me, you know, hey, can we can we sit down and write a song sometime. And I just wasn't really doing a lot of songwriting back back then. But one day after me and my ex have broken up, I actually did have an engagement ring for her that I never gave her, thankfully. And he came over and I had been mess just playing with I just sit there and play with the box. And I had a pool table in my basement at the time. And we put the ring right in the middle of the table. And I opened the box and open the box up so the ring was sitting there. So let's write a song about this stupid ass ring. All right, let's go for it. So we sat down, we wrote that song and, and he was It was awesome to work with him. He was somebody that really didn't have much experience. And we didn't have a whole lot of experience. Let's name is Josh Riley. And we just had fun with it. We wrote a song real quick. And it did come out pretty fast. Actually, we don't. I think it was about an hour of us just sitting down drinking whiskey and to be Essen and having a good time. Yeah. And we wrote that song. That afternoon, I had a show. I was playing a private I think it was a pig roast. And I walked up and you know when started myself said hey guys, i i wrote into something today you want to hear it and everyone's like, Oh, you do write songs. I was like, yeah, it's just I guess I do. I just wrote this one today. And I played it. And when I got done, it was quiet. I was like, Oh, great. Everybody hates and they're like, Yo, that was a great. I was like really? Okay,


Randy Hulsey  49:37

cool. Very cool.


Nick Bosse  49:40

Yeah, it was not, not entirely true song. No, I didn't actually give her the ring. But it was just just a fun, fun thing I did with my friend. And it was kind of funny because I ended up writing two songs about that. That breakup. back then. It was that one we came first which was kind of the more is maybe middle finger kind of attitude towards this whole situation. And the second one I wrote was actually a love song. And it was not that I wanted her back or anything, right. But it was, it was the process of getting over her. And I read written a love song, which is actually going to be on my new EP coming out in just a couple of weeks here. Awesome. Um, it was the pretty much the only love song I've ever written. And it was just helped me get over the fact that, you know, I was moving on with my life. It was the first first girlfriend that I had for more than, you know, a year. And. And we've lived together and such and, you know, so it's a little hard for me as a younger guy to get over it. But are those two songs helped me help me do it? And honestly, I really don't play pretty new diamond a whole lot when I'm out, you know, unless somebody requests it can really, somebody actually just asked me that the other day, they said, how often? I don't really hear you play that song as much as like, yeah, because that's not me anymore. You know, I'm actually getting married this year. I've got a beautiful baby girl and then two beautiful future stepdaughters. And I my life is amazing. And I don't really dwell on all that stuff. I said, if anybody asked me for it, I'll play it. Yeah, problem. But I have so many more songs that are in me that I just couldn't wait to get out to the world. It all comes down to when I can book studio time.


Randy Hulsey  51:22

Absolutely. Well, I don't think you know, I think you know, I don't know that there's so much maybe requesting it for the lyrical content of the song. Maybe they are maybe they aren't. But I wouldn't, I wouldn't shun playing it for him. It's a great song and I wouldn't consider it, you know, dwelling on anything. I mean, it's it was a it was a point in time and it makes you who that you know, makes you the man that you are now right you perseverance, right is what it's all about. And play the song man, you know, it's a great song. I fell in love with it. And you know, I'm gonna have to learn it, like I said, and put it in my repertoire and say you guys you know, if you liked the song, make sure you check out Nick up there in Connecticut. He was the songwriter behind it. So tell the listeners a little bit about the northern roots.


Nick Bosse  52:16

Um, so the northern roots is a band that backs me up and plays with me everywhere. I can get them to play with me. If it's a big enough venue to hold them, I'll try to get them to come with me. It started off as a little project. Bout I want to say seven years ago now eight years ago, almost. It was me and my, my drummer who started off as the guitarist with me. We met at a campfire out in the middle of the woods. I was playing Johnny Cash and he walked up with a bottle of I think it was Jim Beam honey. And he was sitting there just knocking back his body goes you know, I got a guitar in my car. He's like we should play some music. And then he hiked about two miles back to his car through the woods, completely plastered on the chimney and went and got his guitar and came and sat with me. And we've been playing together ever since he still plays he plays drums now in the band for the northern roots. Him and I started off playing with another lead guitarist and another bass player who had left our band back in 2019. And I rebuilt the band I now have a six piece country band, pedal steel, federal, lead guitar, drums, upright bass and myself on acoustic and lead vocals. I kind of got all the guys out of their comfort, you know, comfort zone singing. But I've actually assembled a pretty powerhouse band of guys now that just love country music and they, they love bluegrass music and they love everything really, but they all really are excited to play the kind of music that we play. And we just have a lot of fun.


Randy Hulsey  54:03

Are they? I'm assuming like they play with you when you can land the shows for them. Are they are they out playing with others as well? Are they pretty much dedicated to you? Or how was that working for those guys?


Nick Bosse  54:16

Well, I think so my my pedal steel player, he has a duo with his wife that he plays out. My lead guitarist, he's just a utility, you know, as far as just playing with he plays a lot of people but majority of the shows that he does is with me. My fiddle player is in like six bands. But most of them are all bluegrass bands. I'm the only country band that he's in. Okay, so he he definitely loves playing with us because he gets the opportunity to do stuff that he a nice change. Yeah, sure we do. You know, some Charlie Daniels covers and stuff and he just gets to go wild. Yeah. And he loves that. He doesn't. He's classically trained. He's very talented plays the five string federal. But you know you if you were to look at us on stage, you'd be like, Man, what barn



garage crew fall out


Nick Bosse  55:09

of. That's for happy look at here. Usually, almost all of us have beards and long hair. That's except for our I pedal steel player. But, you know, we just, we just like having fun, we just like being who we are playing the game music going to play and you know, we thrown some southern rock in there. And my lead guitarist is a is a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan from way back, okay, it was every single song they ever played. I mean, he's religiously devoted to learning all their music. And I just, we just have fun, just I mean, I invite a lot of my friends that are musicians to come out. And when they come to my gigs, I bring them up with me, and I'll have them vegetables, me. You know, I like to sing with other people, other singers, I like to just I like to, especially in this area, I've been just trying to create this like musical community, where instead of because there's so much animosity in the music industry, and so much animosity amongst musicians. And so up here, I just try to remove that whole this good feeling by just being like, hey, come to my show sometime or whatever. And then when they get there, I'm like, Hey, come on up on stage. I'm seeing it through the microphones, and they've been pressuring. But like I want, I want people to feel comfortable singing together. I always say at the end of my, when I do some, like be able to country fest up here and fares and stuff like that. I always try to, you know, we sing a song like country roads by John Denver's Absolutely, super generic that everybody knows, but I do it on purpose. Because I tell everybody, you know, the crowd, especially, I'd say, it's time for us to be a family, you're ready. Yeah, we're gonna sing the song, like, we're a big family singing this out on a Sunday dinner or something. And then we all go into it, and we sing it together. And, you know, I bring my friends up, we'll have six, seven extra people up on stage with us just standing around my mic, and we're all ARM and ARM singing together, just because I just feel it's so important that we, you know, create a musical community where we're all welcomed and loved and just respected.


Randy Hulsey  57:06

Like that mindset. And it's the camaraderie of music, I mean, music does not have to be so rigid, and it's not a competition. Why not play with your friends? Why not collaborate? You know, you don't have to be so standoffish that you can't bring a you know, I granted, you know, we as musicians, I'd be the first to say like, I don't necessarily want people on stage that are not professional musicians, right? But if you because you know, you don't want somebody to knock something over or whatever. So I would probably limit it there. But if you if you have a buddy or two at the show, and they're like, you know, they're professional musicians, too, why not have them come up. And just, I mean, I think that's fun for everybody. And so many people are so rigid, about both, it's my show, nobody, nobody else can come on stage. And it's I, you know, I don't have a whole lot of people on my stage, but it's not because I don't want him there. It's just that it really doesn't happen much. But I do have buddies that are like, Hey, bring your bring your home, bring whatever you know and play. Like they're, they're so open and cool about that. Whereas others are just really rigid and standoffish about it. So, you know, you'll find all walks of life. In the music world for sure. Yeah, we can be a little weird, a little weird.


Nick Bosse  58:29

There's all different types of neuro there's, there's some weird, you know, and it doesn't take away from their art. But, you know, I've met guys that, you know, I thought, wow, this guy is amazing. and whatnot, you meet them, and they don't want to shake your hand. You know, because they're just not cool. Just weird. But, but you know what, in my mind, I'm like, Alright, man, cool, whatever I could, you know, I'm not gonna lose any sleep over them. No, not at all. Not at all. And I'm just gonna turn my focus on, you know, the next show where I get to invite more of my friends. Absolutely.


Randy Hulsey  59:00

That's the way you got to run it. So I wanted to talk a little bit about upcoming shows, share with the listeners that are, I think, you know, you're kind of up in the in the northeast, for sure. I didn't see a lot of shows like outside of that area. But talk to the listeners up in that area, about what you have coming up, and where they might confine you with with some upcoming shows.


Nick Bosse  59:28

Yeah, unfortunately, I'm still working on my my plan for trying to get out farther into the United States. Right now. New England has just been kind of my home base where I've been just trying to play. I will be playing at the Washington County Fair this year. And and and we're an island it's a I would say it's their biggest fear of in that state. We're going to be playing on the main stage at on Saturday. I think it's August 20. I'm doing a couple of different fairs I'm doing like the Brooklyn fair in Connecticut. I'll be opening up on the the small stage for Aaron Lewis in the state liners at Indian ranch, and Webster mass on September 3. Awesome. I mean, I played pretty frequently, a lot of smaller places and just kind of stuff not too too far from home yet. I just did a run to Maine couple of weekends ago with friend Nick case, who's another country singer. And we played up in Windham, Maine, which was kind of cool. I definitely want to get out farther from home. It's just a matter of fun finding the venues and right on. I do play a couple times at this place in Rhode Island called the Charleston Rathskeller. So it's a original speakeasy from the prohibition that was getting made. And that they've got a huge, huge outdoor stage. And it's like a, it's like a festival area almost with wedding sized tents, and tons of outdoor stuff we play there every month in the summertime. Every all my dates and where I'm playing can be found at my website, Nick It's an IC, K, B O S. S I'm pretty good about keeping things updated. And I'm always looking to play farther from home. But it's no matter what I can when I can fit in.


Randy Hulsey  1:01:26

Oh, yeah, for sure. And I was going to tell you, you know, if you ever want to check with me, when you want to get down to the Houston area, call me up. And I've got some hookups here that could probably line up some shows for you if you wanted to get down this way. Talk Talk to the listeners real quick about what you can share around upcoming projects, or new music by way of Nick bossy, I think you mentioned something earlier about a new release. Tell the listeners a little bit about that what you have coming out.


Nick Bosse  1:01:59

So I have a five song EP, that's going to be coming out. I'm not trying to set a specific date, it kind of got delayed with COVID and everything going on. So I didn't set a specific date out, I'm just waiting for it to be done. Get done being mastered. And then I'm just gonna release it immediately. Because I want to get I want to get my music out to everybody. And I'm also going to be releasing a single at the end of the summer. For that Pepe song I told you everything my grandfather, I'm gonna be releasing that song and I just started talking to a couple different studios and some session guys because I want to work on like a 12 song album, potentially with this winner. As I really just want to get I want to get a couple CDs together before I start venturing too far out. As far as like tours and gigs go but I just have so many songs in me that I need to get down and get out to people. It's just time


Randy Hulsey  1:03:00

and money right time. Well, go ahead sorry, finish your thought no, I


Nick Bosse  1:03:09

just, I just I just I'm looking forward to getting this new record out. It should be only a couple of weeks. And I'm excited to get it out. It's five original songs. No covers just just some fun stuff I worked on during the pandemic and I'll be re releasing what happened to country as a full band song you know we have I have federal in there and lead guitar and it's still very much I think some people were worried when I told him I was redoing it that was gonna change that song around a lot but it's it's basically the first version you heard but just with a little bit more and it's just I'm so excited to get it out. That's awesome because I think be once people hear that I think that song it's done very well for me now but I think this remaster this remake version of the song does the first version justice and I think it's gonna really grab some people's attention.


Randy Hulsey  1:04:05

While I always love the sound of a good band a good tight band. I'll have to admit that I almost love more the wrongness of a musician and their guitar in their voice like there's not to me I'm an I'm a an acoustic duo EQ and there's that just does it for me man. There's there's something about just a guitar and a vocal like I love that I love that stripped down wrongness the emotions on the sleeve you can you can almost smell it coming out. There's a lot to be said about that. You mentioned earlier the listeners can find you at Nick Where else on social media might somebody find you in the boys out there.


Nick Bosse  1:04:53

You can find me on Instagram at Nick bossy music. Facebook at Nick bossy music I'm on Spotify, Apple Music Amazon music, itunes, all the major some pretty much all the majors. Yeah, I got I got I have all my music out there. And I obviously I only have the two singles out. So I don't have any physical CDs for sale. Yeah, but with this, when this EP comes out, I'm planning on doing physical CDs, and I'll have them for sale, hopefully on my website.


Randy Hulsey  1:05:26

Well, I hope at some point in time, you'll press some vinyl because I started a vinyl collection a while back. And I've got some really cool vinyl from my guests signed and sent to me. And I'd love to have a piece of yours in the collection. If you ever pressed some. So Well, I'm sure we'll be in touch between now and then. But that I'm looking forward to that I have to admit, the confession was when I saw you on YouTube, and like I was like, Man, those are great songs. I love that. And I said, Well, let me go listen to more of his stuff. And I jumped out on Spotify, and I was a little disappointed to find out that you only had two singles out there. So I'm looking forward myself to the EP more more new original stuff from you. So can't wait to get our hands on that. Nick, I want to thank you for jumping on this evening and chatting with me. Thanks to Barney for helping set this up with myself and Carrie. And I wish you all the success in the world with the with the new music coming out and everything that you're gonna have going on soon. I asked the listeners to like, share and subscribe to the podcast. Also make sure to follow Nick at WWW dot Nick and also on all of his social media platforms. I think there may even be some merch out there on Nick You guys get out there and pick up a couple of things for the collection. As always make sure to follow the show on Facebook at backstage pass radio podcast on Instagram at backstage pass radio, Twitter at backstage pass PC and on the website at backstage pass I remind the listeners that the most flattering thing that you guys can do for Nick and I on social media is to click that share button. So if you guys enjoyed the show and enjoy Nick's stories, make sure you get out there and you know, share it right now before you forget. We'd really appreciate that. Nick, thanks again for your time, man. It's been a treat chatting with you. Keep up the good work. Yeah, my pleasure. And thank you all for joining me and all the listeners of backstage pass radio. Take care of yourselves and each other and I'll see you right back here on the next episode of backstage pass radio.


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