Fantastic piece on Nick in GQ’s November Music Issue by Andy Ward. See it in full here with a fab photo!
By his own count, 62-year-old British songwriter Nick Lowe had three hits in his career as a pop star and none since Ronald Reagan was president. Not exactly Lennon-and-McCartney-level production, but more than enough, if he was that kind of guy, to subsist on. But Nick Lowe is not that kind of guy. Instead, the man who produced Elvis Costello’s first five albums, crooned the classic “Cruel to Be Kind,” and penned”(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” has evolved gracefully, into this cool, croony, moody hybrid: Johnny Cash meets Paul Smith meets Graham Greene.
GRAMMY.com has posted a blog with some highlights of Nick’s recent performance and chat at “A Night With…”.
“Pioneering rock musician/producer Nick Lowe was the featured guest for a recent installment of the GRAMMY Museum’s An Evening With series. Before an intimate audience, Lowe discussed becoming a musician, his early musical influences and working with GRAMMY winner Elvis Costello. Following the interview, Lowe performed a brief set, including “Heart,” a song from his 1982 album Nick The Knife.”