Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 35

issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:50 PM Page 35 CIDER MAGAZINE ISSUE 36 GKW: Onstage, when the band is firing on all cylinders, what goes through your head? DN: When I'm onstage, that’s when I'm having the most fun, and I'm the most relaxed because it's absolutely what I love to do. If I think about anything, it's the fact that I'm trying to entertain and hope the audience can relate to how much fun I'm having. GKW: Why is it important to have that solo outlet? DN: It’s very important to have a solo outlet. All the guys in Balsam Range have different musical tastes and stylistic things that they love the most. It's no secret, I’m a classic country fan and I just love music with a more organic approach, and I really feel like this album reflects a lot of different styles of music that I enjoy playing. But, I also take a lot of pride in producing it to where I hope it sounds very professional. I did this record for the same reason a lot of people do a solo record, and that's to showcase what I do best. GKW: What does 2014 hold for you? DN: The sky is the limit. I get to work with some of the greatest musicians in the world. I'm excited about what's on the horizon for Balsam Range and the Darren Nicholson Band. I just hope people will give this album a listen and come support live music in any form. I love it with all my heart. PG 37 WWW.CIDERMAG.COM