Brian Ritchey is a Nashville based singer/songwriter. He has released four solo albums to critical acclaim. The Brian Ritchey EP is an alt-country record drawing comparisons to acts such as Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, The Jayhawks, Nick Drake, Tom Petty and more. His sophomore effort, If I Were a Painter, is a melting pot of garage rock, alt-country and classic singer/songwriter genres. The Tennessean proclaimed that “BRIAN RITCHEY’S GARAGE ROCK IS REAL!” while also drawing comparisons to indie rock darlings WILCO. No Way Out of this House, released in November of 2010, is a concept album that found Brian eager to abandon his alt-country roots, if only for one album. The album, filled with muddy guitars, lush string arrangements and dramatic vocals, drew heavily from singer/songwriter influences such as Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young. The new album led to some complimentary reviews by music critics. Gianfranco Callieri wrote that “No Way Out Of This House shows both (Robert) Altman’s narrative smartness along with (Bob) Rafelson’s fragmented melancholy. It’s similar to a musical rendition of the themes Paul Thomas Anderson (one of the preeminent voices of New Hollywood) dealt with in Magnolia.”
2014 found Brian signing with indie record label Barrelmaker Records where he began writing for his 5th official release titled Bordeaux. Bordeaux released in October 2015.