Nail sells out West Coast run
Monday, February 20, 2012
– David Nail took his soul country to the West Coast for a sold-out run that included Bakersfield's Crystal Palace and Los Angeles' Troubadour.
"You can feel it when you hit the stage," said Nail. "There's a real energy. People know the songs, especially the album cuts, and they sing it back to you like they're singing you their life. When I started chasing this dream, that's all I ever wanted - for my songs to make people feel something, to feel their lives."
Nail sold out the Crystal Palace the weekend it went on sale, as well as San Jose and the Museum Club in Flagstaff also selling out in their first weeks.
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