For twenty years, the bombast of the Backyard Babies served as the sonic backdrop for the songwriting skills of Nicke Borg. But two decades of hard living and hard touring with one of Sweden’s premier hard rock bands took its toll: by 2010, Borg had reached a personal and professional crossroads. You could even call it a breaking point. His friend and fellow frontman Mike Ness of Social Distortion provided the inspiration he needed to kick drugs and booze. ”I believe that everyone has a quota for how much drugs they can do in a lifetime,” says Borg. ”I managed to reach mine already.”
The timing also seemed right to take his songwriting in new directions. Like Ness, outlaw country and traditional American folk music had long intrigued Borg.
Having transcended his rock roots and now cranking out commercial radiohits, Borg found himself moving in a very different world from the Swedish hard rock scene and international touring circuit that he called home for so long. He began collaborating with other composers, and it soon became clear that this eye-opening experience – which might have previously seemed far-fetched – offered Borg a unique opportunity to demonstrate the full breadth of his musical capabilities.
Nicke Borg tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Apr 2014.
Official website nickeborg.com