Nellen Dryden Signs With AHP Records

Nellen Dryden

Nellen Dryden has signed with AHP Records.

With a sound anchored in the roots and grooves of Americana music, Dryden offers up a mix of past and present. Originally from Connecticut, Dryden began mixing her childhood influences, including her father’s country favorites, with the jazz, soul, and blues music she studied at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Influenced by Lucinda Williams’ phrasing, Erykah Badu’s rhythmic emphasis, Bonnie Raitt’s bluesy belt, and Patti Griffin’s melodies, Dryden has adopted Nashville as her hometown.

Helmed by industry veteran Steve Emley, the label will release Dryden’s debut project in early 2021.

“I’m excited to expand the label’s roster and follow up the music we released last year,” says Emley. “Nellen’s pure voice and timeless approach, along with her lyric perspective on the human condition is the perfect antidote to our culture’s current crisis. AHP is blessed to be a part of her journey.”

Emley formed AHP Records in 2019 and released singles on Cash Campbell (“Bump”) and Joanna Janét (“I Don’t Know Why”), as well as Eric Paslay’s critically acclaimed Live From Glasgow album recorded during his European tour.

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