Hootie and the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan will release
his solo debut, 30 on the Rail, March 14, according to an Atlantic
Records spokesperson. The album will include songs Bryan wrote during the
last six years and recorded between the band's two most recent LPs,
Fairweather Johnson (1996) and Musical Chairs (1998). Bryan
recorded the solo album with a number of Southern jangle-pop musicians,
including Peter Holsapple of the Continental Drifters and
Fred LeBlanc of Cowboy Mouth. Don Dixon, who has
produced albums for R.E.M. and the Smithereens, plays bass,
sings on the album and also produced it. Tracks include "If It Happens,"
"All That I Believe," "2 Guys Named Tim" and "She Stays in Love."