For rising star Brian Grilli, recording and producing an album of songs to showcase his songwriting and musicianship is a dream come true. Brian’s song “Letters from An Outlaw” is to be featured on Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy” and is on Brian’s solo debut album, “Damn Good Day.” Brian, who was formerly in the Regional Act, “The Trailerhood,” is venturing out into virgin territory as a solo act.
“I think of all my influences first trying to make it as new artists and how 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 album’s eclectic offering. Taking country music even further into the rock arena, his tracks have busted genres. The album was recorded at Clay Garden Studio in Norfolk, VA, with Brad Rosenberg at the helm of the console, and it was mastered by Richard Dodd. It features 11 tracks that have Brian playing all guitars, mandolin, banjo and lap steel. In Brian’s words, these are “some of the best songs I’ve ever written.”
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 I or other folks can’t relate to in some way, shape, or form. My music will always reflect who I am.”
A former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and an Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Brian hopes that his music will provide a new means for him to give back to his community. “I would like to give back to Wounded Warriors and Veterans for protecting this country and our freedoms.”
Brian has had the opportunity to perform across the US, from his hometown in Virginia Beach, VA to The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Brian has shared bigger stages with Cheap Trick, Sarah Darling, Smithereens, Lucero and Iggy Pop among others.
Following his upcoming hometown performances to perform songs from his new album, Brian will be promoting “Damn Good Day” nationwide with his band The Southern Prophets. Brian also knows that, with the support of family and friends on his side, anything is possible for him to achieve his goals. “Everyone has dreams…” he states. “I am just going for mine now and giving it my best shot!”