For Virginia’s rising star Brian Grilli, getting to record and produce a solo album of songs to showcase his songwriting talents, is like a dream come true. Brian’s song “Letters From An Outlaw” is in contention to be featured on Season 6 of “Sons of Anarchy” and will be on Brian’s solo debut album, “Damn, Good Day”, due out in April 2013. Brian who was formerly in Regional Acts Rumble Fish and The Glory Hounds and is currently a member of the band The Trailerhood and The Southern Prophets, is venturing out into virgin territory as a solo act.
“When I think of all my influences first trying to make it as a new artists, they were willing to take risks and try anything and I admire that.” The risks that Brian is willing to take are reflected in the albums eclectic offering. The album was recorded at Clay Garden Studio in Norfolk, VA with the help of Brad Rosenberg at the helm of the console. It features 11 tracks that have Brian playing all guitars, mandolin, banjo and lap steel. In Brian’s words are “Some of the best songs I’ve written to date.” Brian GRILLI
Brian describes his own music as fun and youthful while at the same time signifying deep meaning. “Music is about stories. Some of those stories can be meaningful and still be fun. I never write a song that I think myself or other folks can’t relate to in some way, shape, or form. My music will always reflect who I am.”
Brian’s influences include Keith Urban, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Cheap Trick and Social Distortion. A Wounded Veteran, Brian’s hope that his music will provide a new means for him to give back to his community. “I would like to give back to other Wounded Warriors for protecting this country and our freedoms.
Brian has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of places, from his hometown in Virginia Beach, VA to The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Brian has has shared bigger stages with Cheap Trick, Sarah Darling, Smithereens, Lucero and Iggy Pop just to name a few. Following his upcoming hometown performances to perform songs from his new album, Brian will be making a trek to Nashville and will be promoting Damn Good Day. Brian also knows that, with the support of family and friends on his side, an
ything is possible for him to achieve his goals. “Everyone has dreams and goals,” he states. “I am just going for mine now and giving it my best shot!”