Nick Lowe held an ample impact on the development of punk rock music. Representing just about every music genre there is to offer, he has left a never ending influence as a performer, producer and songwriter.
Starting his journey off by hitting the stage with a group called Kippington Lodge, Lowe was the dominate songwriter and bass guitarist. After a couple of years the band’s name was changed to Brinsley Schwarz, after their guitarist. Lowe also played in the band, Rockpile with Dave Edmunds. Rockpile opened up for bands such as Elvis Costello, Blondie and The Cars.
Taking a break from playing music in 1976, Lowe soon became the brilliance behind the legendary production company Still Records, producing artists like The Damned, the Pretenders and Elvis Costello. Costello’s first five albums were produced by Lowe along with the writing of a top hit, “(What’s So Funny Bout’?’ Peace, Love and Understanding”. Lowe continued to produce a wide variety of bands in the early 1980′s including: John Hiatt, Paul Carrack, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Carter.
In 1979 Nick Lowe married daughter of June Carter Cash & stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, country singer Charlene Carter. This marriage created a strong bond between the families, even though they are divorced now they still managed to stay friends. Lowe and Cash went on to perform and write songs for each other, such as “Beast in Me”.
Nick Lowe’s music has always been about quality over quantity, even though his nickname is “Basher” for his ability to “bash out” one song after another. Performing on Wednesday, May 9th at Granada Theater, get your tickets now.