Grayson Foster EP Release Show with Tim Riehm & Zach Cannella
Sat, Jan 13 7:30 pm
Grayson Foster: Grayson Foster is a 24-year-old Nashville based Indie Singer/Songwriter Artist with a passion for timeless music, gripping films, and laughing at himself and his friends. Early on in Grayson's life, he balanced sports and music while drifting through the perils and social excitement of high school. Fridays consisted of classical voice training followed by football games under the lights. His passion for both has not dwindled at all. Inspired by artists like Afie Jurvanen, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, and The Kings of Leon; Grayson uses guitar-driven grooves and intriguing melodies to take listeners to a cinematic world of happiness, sadness, and apathy. Tim Riehm: From the small town of Easley, South Carolina, Tim Riehm grew up in a suburban neighborhood about five minutes from Easley’s only major road – Highway 123 – and until college, he stayed there. Only towards the end of his high school education did he begin writing songs, playing guitar, and looking at music as a cathartic experience, but even still songs were written and left to gather dust. Finally, persistent friends put him in front of an audience, and he instantly fell in love. Soon to follow in his four years at Clemson University were coffeehouses, festivals, and functions, but the artist felt limited by an audience who only cared for covers: “It’s not that original music wasn’t welcome, but let’s just say students typically like to sing along to their favorite song instead of listening to something they’ve never heard before.” Zach Cannella: Zach Cannella, a Chicago native, arrived in Nashville with a different outlook on the genre of country and a unique interpretation on what makes an “indie folk” musician. Cannella studied music composition at a music conservatory in Chicago but discovered songwriting was his most honest form of artistic expression. His sound plays off of his classical training, which sets him apart from most acoustic folk artists.