News Country 10/04/2013

Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter Rian Greene Set To Debut His New CD, Drown The Miller, June 4 On Post Oak Records

Nashville-Based Singer-Songwriter Rian Greene Set To Debut His New CD, Drown The Miller, June 4 On Post Oak Records

Nashville, TN (Top40 Charts/ Mark Pucci Media) Singer-songwriter Rian Greene announces a June 4 release date for his new album, Drown the Miller, on Post Oak Records, which showcases his keen eye for a lyric and rootsy Americana take on country music. Produced by Brian Harrison (Shelby Lynne) and recorded primarily at The Rendering Plant in Nashville, Drown the Miller features Rian Greene's unique blend of Americana music and traditional country sounds backed by a cadre of Nashville all-stars with pedigrees from work with such stars as Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings and Buddy Miller. The recording sessions feature Bryan Owings on drums, Phil Senseny on bass, John Jackson on guitar, Phil Madeira on keyboards, Robby Turner on steel guitar and Tom Littlefield on harmony vocals.

Drown the Miller spotlights Rian Greene's attention to detail and carefully crafted compositions. For the new CD, Rian brought in 19 demos to producer Brian "Brain" Harrison and drummer Bryan Owings, who helped him narrow it down to the 11 album tracks.

"I was living in Knoxville and spoke with a few great musicians, like bassist Phil Senseny, about wanting to make a new record," he recalls. After a couple of weeks and a trip to Nashville, things came together indeed for Drown the Miller. "I'm very proud of the songs and all the performances from everyone involved," Rian notes. "Brian's production worked great in complementing and bringing out the best in the songs. There's not a whole lot of fat on it—if a song didn't need a bridge, there wasn't one; if it didn't need a third verse, it didn't get one." Subsequently, Drown the Miller is a succinct, easy album to listen to, with depth and subtleties that reveal themselves through multiple listens. That is the mark of a good album.

With a sound rooted in traditional country music, Drown the Miller correspondingly offers Rian's uniquely fresh perspective. A mature, well-crafted work, this highly anticipated second album proves that his honest, no-frills lyrics and melodies stand up perfectly alongside the best Americana music of today. Lead single "The Best I've Ever Had" recalls some of the finer moments of Tom Petty and The Jayhawks, while tracks like "Stranger in My Arms" and the title track reveal a poignantly honest talent. On the new album, Rian Greene wisely surrounds himself with some of the more well-respected pros in music. "I didn't know who the other players would be, but I knew they'd be good. Once John Jackson came in to play guitar, it was a dream come true. If someone would have told me as a 16-year-old concert-goer that the guitarist I saw on stage with Bob Dylan (John Jackson) would play with me someday, I would never have believed it," Rian adds. "Making a record with such great musicians was an honor, and it made the whole process an absolute pleasure. I can't wait to do it again."

In the wake of his refreshingly straight-forward debut album—the Dusty Wakeman produced See Things Like You—Nashville singer-songwriter Rian Greene quickly earned the reputation of being a "songwriter's songwriter." While the album received world-wide airplay and heavy VH1-Country rotation for the single, "The Shotgun Side," Rian was really just getting started. As both a solo performer and a member of the award-winning San Diego band The Hideaways, Rian put years of touring experience under his belt, as his live show mixed in solid, original songs with his encyclopedic knowledge of country standards and classics. He has worked with artists ranging from Lucinda Williams and The Flatlanders, to Asleep at the Wheel and The Beat Farmers; and, as a band leader he has played with Gordon Waller of Peter & Gordon, and early Beatles collaborator, Tony Sheridan.

Americana radio promotion for Drown the Miller is being handled by Bill Wence Promotions (

For more information, visit

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

Most read news of the week
Lake George Elvis Festival Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary May 29
Universal Music Enterprises' Acclaimed 'ICON' Series Continues With Donna Summer ICON, In Stores Today
Prince Malik Releases Video For "Love You Even More"
Brendan Kelley Quicksand CD Celebration And Music Video Debut For "Pass Me By" April 18, 2013
Have Mercy Premiere New Music Video "Let's Talk About Your Hair" On MTV Buzzworthy
20th Annual Kristen Ann Carr Fund Gala Honors Music Entrepreneur Michael Solomon At "A Night To Remember," April 20th
Aaron Lewis To Headline The 2013 Jagermeister Country Tour
Country Songwriter Danny Griego And Legendary Outlaw Billy Joe Shaver Have Collaborated On The Breakout Single "Feelin' Like A Three-legged Border Town Mexican Dog!"
Nicola Benedetti's Latest Album Takes Her From The Concert Hall To The Silver Screen Chart Topping And Critically Lauded New Release
Kelly Rowland Will "Talk A Good Game"
Electric Zoo Phase 1 Artist Lineup: Main Stage West & Main Stage East Headliners - 30 Acts Announced!
Cheryl Dilcher's 'Burning Bridges - We Don't Do That Anymore!' EP Released
Pop Pioneer Holly Elle, Releases "Who I Am" Single & Video
The View Release New Compilation Album 'Seven Year Setlist' On June 17, 2013
Coast 2 Coast Presents The "Eastside Story" Mixtape By DJ Big Stew and Moe Money

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.2191169 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0073032379150391 secs
Members Area