Galen Deery & The Reason Why / Aaron Rizzo / Ja...

Tuesday May 7, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $12.00

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Galen Deery grew up in an artistic household with mom singing Joni Mitchel lullabies on the record player. His father would play classical piano live with sheet music a couple nights a week with galen on his lap. And at the same time, they kept a solid rotation of The Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, and Pearl Jam on the stereo. His grandparents influenced and inspired him the most when they showed him the 1969 Woodstock movie on the VHS player TV. When Galen saw Keith Moon play drums, it was the beginning of a long road to getting on stage.

Galen started as a drummer at age 7 sparking an early sense of rhythm which set the stage for his songwriting journey at age 13. Galen performed on stage for all the school talent shows, the school Jazz Band, and joined the School of Rock program in his hometown. This was where he was connected with friends; Will Coccia, Pete Ciccone, and David Beitler which has solidified the current line up of his live band”The Reason Why”. 
Since 2018, Galen has toured across the United States, headlining festivals, and opening for acts like Trevor Hall, Dirtwire, The Happy Fits, and more. Galen’s songs have found placements in TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Young and the Restless.” Internationally, he’s performed in Australia, Scotland, India, and England. Now most recently, in the beginning of 2024 he signed with SSK Records to release a series of brand new songs under his own name.
Aaron Rizzo is a songwriter, producer and performing artist from Rochester, NY. By early adolescence, an obsession with picking apart songs manifested itself into a slew of original projects. Rizzo rotated through genres and instruments quickly, eventually leading to proficiency as a session player and multi-instrumentalist in his early 20s.
By way of producing, engineering and gigging, Rizzo has established himself as not only a versatile side man, but a compelling solo artist. To date, Aaron has independently released three full-length solo albums titled Blck Tee Shrt (2017), Mirror Talk Blue (2021), and Anchor (2023) and has recorded/collaborated on dozens of songs by other artists. His original music has been featured on the hit television shows Shameless, Black-ish and a T-Mobile ad. Aaron also won the award for best score at the Sick N’ Wrong film festival for his original score in the film Optic Nerve.
Much of Rizzo’s influence comes not from guitar players, but drummers. As a rhythmically based player, he has drawn inspiration from the likes of Steve Jordan, Nate Smith, Carter Mclean and many others. This has afforded him a distinct perspective on his primary instrument – guitar. It also acts as a bridge between his guitar playing and the rhythm section, making groove the focal point of many of his performances. Historically, Aaron Rizzo has covered a fair amount of ground in his recorded music. Especially as a producer, an obsession with exploring new sounds has always been a cornerstone of his albums.
In the fall of 2022, Rizzo relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he continues to write, record, produce and perform his original music.

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