Brett Detar is gearing up for his first country music and debut solo artist tour with Nick 13 this Fall. The former member of The Juliana Theory made his solo debut November 2010 with an Americana album “Bird In The Tangle.” Best of all? It’s free to download from his official website. How can you beat free?
Brett almost gave up on music completely after two failed musical collaborations before he decided to try to go the country route. After giving up on music as a career, he found himself in a deep depression and had no creative outlet: until he discovered Nashville. He ended up meeting up with Pete Young, who is Loretta Lynn’s producer, and 50 songs with an acoustic guitar in Music City.
“I didn’t rehearse the songs. I didn’t have any of the lyrics memorized. I just got in a room with these guys and we just played what felt right. It was pretty moving to hear those first playbacks. I mean, to hear my songs with mandolin and upright bass and fiddle and pedal steel and to hear these Nashville music veterans tell me all of these incredible stories about working with people like Willie, Levon Helm, Dylan, and George Jones and everyone was incredible. We literally recorded the very first time I ever played these songs with any other human beings and often times the very first take is what we kept. It was all about capturing the feel and the emotion of the songs.”
Brett is going on tour with Nick 13 this fall. For a full list of tour dates click the “Read More” button.