NICOLAY, FRANZ "Luck And Courage"
Sabot Productions/Team Science
New solo album; Franz from The Hold Steady / World Inferno Friendship Society! His band on "Luck and Courage" is Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls) on drums, Yula Beeri (World/Inferno Friendship Society) on bass and Maria Sonevytsky (The Debutante Hour) on piano. Other guests on the record include Mark Spencer (Son Volt) on pedal steel, trumpeter Ben Holmes, guitarist Jared Scott (Demander), Ken Thomson (Gutbucket) on saxophones; and featuring cellist Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard), who co-writes and duets with Nicolay on "Z for Zachariah," a love song from a plague to its victims.