Contemporary, original fingerstyle guitar and vocals rooted in traditional American music.
The Long Road, released in October of 2007, is a collection of "country-inspired Blues songs". The album features eleven original tunes and three familiar favorites. The album was produced by renowned Blues artist and producer Terry Robb.
Recorded in 2007 | 13 tracks | Produced by Terry Robb | Engineered by Dennis CarterBuy Now
Traditional fingerstyle acoustic Americana/Blues delivered with passion, guts, and sincerity.
Talk About Trouble, released in 2003, is a collection of traditional Blues arrangements and features two original tunes by Mr Riley. Joining on bass for a number of tracks is Portland Blues scene veteran Katey Angel. The album was produced by renowned Blues artist and producer Terry Robb. Mr. Robb also joins Aric on a number of tunes.
Recorded in 2003 | 12 tracks | Produced by Terry Robb | Engineered by Dennis CarterBuy Now
A condensed list of musical influences:
Blues — Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, Terry Robb, Blind Blake, Charlie Patton, John Jackson, Etta Baker, Big Bill Broonzy, T-Bone Walker, Robert Wilkins
Country / Bluegrass — Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, George Jones, Hank Williams, Jerry Douglas, Chet Atkins, Ralph Stanley
Other Musicians — John Fahey, Camper Van Beethoveen, Bach, Rev Horton Heat, The Pixies