Chase Bryant/ ‘Upbringing’/ Green Iris Records
Drawing on decades of perfecting a signature guitar style and armed lyrics that favor simplicity and directness over polish and flash, Chase Bryant announces his long-awaited debut album ‘Upbringing,’ out July 16th via Green Iris Records.
Grittier and more honest than anything he has shared before, Bryant co-wrote 10 of the album’s 12 tracks, and his guitar skills and multi-instrumental musicianship have never been more prominent. The music is raw and exhilarating, captured live with an all-star band under the guidance of writer/producer Jon Randall (Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley). Embracing the album’s Texas roots, they recorded it over the course of a month at Austin’s famed Arlyn Studios. Backed by drummer J.J. Johnson (Gary Clark, Jr., Tedeschi Trucks Band) and guitarist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams), Bryant and the band performed much of the material live on the floor, capturing the unmistakable energy and catharsis of the moment as he poured his heart and soul out into the microphone.