We already told you about Liz Longley’s record release last month, but this is your reminder not to miss this opportunity to catch her tonight, April 22, at City Winery with recently announced opener, Brian Wright. Tickets can be purchased for $12 – $18 by clicking here.
Keep reading to learn more about tonight’s show and these two rising Sugar Hill Record artists.
As we told you, Berklee-trained singer-songwriter Liz Longley released her self-titled fourth full-length studio album on March 17 though Sugar Hill Records. The album actually was completed, pressed and available at shows two years ago after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. After touring with the album, Longley landed a “corporate gig” which happened to have Sugar Hill executive Cliff O’Sullivan in the audience. Obviously impressed, they talked and struck a deal which resulted in this remastered and repackaged album. She’s been touring solo with several of these songs for a few years already, and we’ve caught a few of those shows but, now, she has a full Nashville all-star band with her.
Longley recorded a special set of in-studio videos at Nashville’s Minutia Studios to coincide with the release of the album. The videos, directed by Bill Filipiak and engineered by Gary Pacsoza, include “Memphis,” “Simple Love,” “Bad Habit” and the following video for the first single from the album, “Outta My Head”.
After spending his early twenties on the Austin/Waco/Dallas bar circuit, Brian Wright moved to Los Angeles, and was the frontman and lyricist for Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies. His first two albums, Bluebird and Dog Ears, were recorded with a live band in the studio, but in 2010 Brian released House on Fire, on which he coproduced and played every instrument. In September 2013, Brian released his latest and second album on Sugar Hill Recordss, Rattle Their Chains. The full-length was recorded in Los Angeles, but he moved his family to East Nashville as the album was taking shape. Brian’s songwrighting has evoked comparisons to legends and obvious influences, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, and Guy Clark. If you miss him at tonight’s show, you have another chance later this week as he will be appearing at Jesse Lasfer’s CD Release at The Basement on Saturday night. Check out “Weird Winter” which was recorded at Minutia Studios in Nashville for Vanguard and Sugar Hill Record’s The Americana Sessions.
Liz Longley and Brian Wright will perform tonight, April 22 at City Winery Nashville. The show is all ages, begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available for $12 – $18.