Raised by a family of ranchers and fine art purveyors in Albany, Texas, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Nail has made his home in Austin, Texas for over a decade.
The songs on Nail’s internationally acclaimed record, My Mountain (2016), produced by rock icon Alejandro Escovedo, conveyed an intensely personal journey that stemmed from Nail’s battle with a rare form of cancer (Sarcoma) in which one of his legs had to be amputated. My Mountain was nominated by the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards in the alt-country album category; Austin-American Statesmen deemed Nail “Artist of the Month” in May 2016; and the raves poured in from both sides of the pond. Elmore Magazine put it this way: “Nail’s sound is superbly profound, dancing along the lines of Ryan Bingham and a Stetson-clad Beck.”
Jeremy Nail continues to forge his trail of meaningful songs in the world, transcending time and place and morphing joy, pain and poison into grace and artistry. His new record Live Oak (2018), drops on August 17, 2018. Kevin Curtin, Austin Chronicle wrote: “Pastoral and poetic, the new album finds the native Texan ever reflective and resilient, breathing in life’s landscapes, literal and figurative, and exhaling a peaceful sense of place."
Prior to recording Live Oak and My Mountain, Nail also played guitar and wrote songs in several Austin bands including Dustin Welch, The Sideshow Tragedy and Liars and Saints (with Johnny Goudie and Kacy Crowley). His debut album Letter (2008) was hailed by the Austin Chronicle as “a diverse, gripping listen, one that's centered around his ability to capture waking moments with intensity.”