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Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the whiskey filled rant of an outlaw country man,Neckbone Nivison is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to refuse to be defined by the genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically while following his increasingly prolific muse. Nivison was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1976. While country music and classic rock was a major part of his family's musical diet when he was young (he's cited Chicago,Waylon Jennings, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash as particular favorites), in his early teens Nivison received his first guitar from his father, then developed a taste for punk rock and began playing an electric guitar.
At 17, Nivison started writing songs, and a year later he formed a band called Blue Orchid; Nivison once described Blue Orchid as "a mix of ballads and brawn," with Jeff Buckley frequently cited as a key influence and reference point. Blue Orchid developed a following in Connecticut, and when Nivison was 18 on a cold December night he was driving home from a friends house when he was hit dead on by another car. He had smashed his jaw, his chin, and shattered his left leg where a rod had to be placed into it. A piece of glass was forever stuck in his left hand so not only did he have to walk, talk, and learn to live again he had to learn how to play the guitar again,as well as singing.
After having regional success in bands like Postal and Downward Limit NeckBone relocated to Atlanta,Georgia where he could get immersed in southern culture,country music, and be 4hrs from his two other favorite cities, Nashville and Savannah.
He recieved his moniker "Neckbone " from the numerous surgeries hes had in his spine,he's had many but it hasn't stopped him from doing what he loves. Making heartfelt soulful music.