Vol. 2 Ep. 17 Greg Rider
Greg Rider started his musical journey in Montreal, busking on street corners and playing the bar scene. Music had been an influence on Greg, but he never did anything to pursue it until his 20’s. In time, this was to change. As he built his confidence, it was time for Greg to take his next leap of faith. He accepted a job as a bartender in the Cayman Islands and spent his off time writing and performing at open mic opportunities. One day, he met someone who convinced him he should be in Nashville and not long after that, he made the move.
Since living in Nashville, Greg has submerged himself in music and grown considerably as an artist and songwriter.
He had the chance to play on Grand Ole Opry radio station “WSM” and played at the renowned venue Whiskey Jam. For one year, he had a full-time residency on Nashville Broadway’s top venues and was playing full-time at FGL House (Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean) with his band. Greg also played acoustic gigs around town and participated in weekly writing rounds at the most respected venues in Nashville. During his time in Nashville, Greg met William Gaboury, a Montreal based music producer who saw him perform at Whiskey Jam.
Greg Rider is now back in his hometown, Waterdown after touring across Canada, playing at over 75 schools and reaching over 30,000 high school students with his music and a message of hope and resiliency. After releasing the first 3 singles by his own, the artists reunite with William Gaboury in Montreal to record new music. In June 2020, he joins forces with indie label Father & Son Records and releases « One Town Away », the first single of his upcoming album the be released in 2021. Spending almost two years in Nashville writing new songs, Greg is now thrilled to present new music with his next single « Accident ».
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