Americana singer/songwriter Riley Etheridge, Jr. spent two decades honing his chops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before heading north to set up shop in New York City.
After partnering with Nashville-based producer Wendell Tilley, he delivered his independent debut, 2009's Things I Used to Know. He followed up in 2011 with Powder Keg, his label debut for Rock Ridge Music
, expanding on his easy blend of blues, R&B, country, and rock. The year 2012 marked a pair of new releases in the Better Days EP and his third full-length, The Arrogance of Youth, after which Etheridge changed tack a bit, shifting to a more guitar-heavy rock & roll sound. Collaborating again with Tilley as well as guitarist Shane Theriot
, Neville Brothers
), he crafted what he considered to be his party record, 2015's The Straight and Narrow Way. Recorded in Los Angeles, The Straight and Narrow Way featured a crack team of musicians including legendary drummer Jim Keltner and Nickel Creek
singer/fiddler Sara Watkins
. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi