Guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham has been a trailblazer on the American punk scene throughout his many years in bands like U.S. Bombs, Social Distortion and the Cadillac Tramps, but he recently went solo with the debut of his first full-length album.
The record— called Salvation Town — features collaborations with the A-list likes of Jackson Browne, David Lindley, members of Los Lobos and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas.
“I knew for sure it was going to be a real sort of roots-rock thing, or maybe lean even more toward country and folk,” Wickersham told the Wall Street Journal. “I wanted some of it to have a Stones-y swagger; I wanted some of it to have that California country-rock sound from the ’70s, which is where it kind of landed.”
Coinciding with the release of Salvation Town, Wickersham is also hitting the road with Chuck Ragan and the White Buffalo.