Nick Barker

Nick Barker and Justin Garner have been playing together on and off for 10 years – Nick producing Justin’s band Southpaw’s debut album and Justin playing on Nick’s last solo record.

The last 18 months have seen them hunched over acoustic guitars hammering a bunch of ideas into songs. Justin loves the Allman Brothers, Nick loves the Replacements, so the self-titled album of their new project The Heartache State is a collision of sorts.

Adding long time friend and collaborator “VENOM” on drums and Michael Hubbard (Downhills Home, Eagle and the Worm) to the mix, The Heartache State was recorded live and quickly with friend Shane O’Mara producing at his Yikesville Studio.