CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER SONGWRITER NICK BINKLEY RELEASES “100 PARTS OF HEART,” A DARING YET HOPEFUL COLLECTION FEATURING SONGS HE PENNED IN THE WAKE OF 9/11 AND THE SUDDEN PASSING OF HIS WIFE
Nearly two decades after releasing Pin Stripe Brain, his critically acclaimed 1995 debut as a singer songwriter, Nick Binkley released his third album 100 Parts of Heart, an extraordinary collection that taps into deep and daring, painful yet hopeful emotional places in his musical soul, sharing songs he penned in the wake of 9/11 and the sudden passing of his wife of 29 years in 2003.
The album, which taps into the unexpected beauty that emerges through the grief process and the ability to process loss without losing hope, marks his third release from PSB Records.
In addition to his musical accolades and success, which include many years of fronting Nick Binkley & The Street Dogs, a band made up of Soviet émigré musicians, playing numerous performances in Russia and on Russian TV, recording and releasing his first album, Pin Stripe Brain, and then a second album , Let The Boy Jam, Binkley led a successful parallel life in the “pin stripe, steel and glass world” of high finance and international affairs for four decades.
Binkley launched his first band in Southern California, recording and performing at the legendary Palomino Club while working as VP of the corporate banking group at Security Pacific Bank. Later he would found PSB Records recording and promoting independent Southern California artists and singer songwriters equally notable for their day jobs and careers as for being talented musicians.
Binkley also conceived and co-produced “Free To Rock,” a powerful 60 minute, star studded documentary film, directed by four time Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown. The film explores the previously untold story of how the “Soft Power” of rock and roll contributed to ending the Cold War and the collapse of Soviet Communism.