This year, Texas-born critically acclaimed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Brian Wright will release his seventh studio album, Lapse of Luxury.
Wright made his first album, Dog Ears, after moving from Waco, Texas to Los Angeles, where he was quickly embraced by the thriving Hotel Cafe singer/songwriter scene. Wright put together The Waco Tragedies, an eight piece band, and followed that album up with Bluebird, which gained attention from national music magazines such as No Depression, Paste, American Songwriter, and a live performance in the major motion picture Tennessee, starring Mariah Carey.
After Bluebird, Wright was noticed by multiple Grammy award-winning producer/ engineer, Gary Paczosa (Dolly Parton, Allison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz, John Prine), who worked as A&R for Sugar Hill Records and signed him to a deal where he made two albums, House on Fire and Rattle Their Chains, and signed a publishing deal with Bug Music. During that period of time Wright co-wrote songs with Guy Clark, Darryl Scott, Jim Lauderdale and toured with LeeAnn Womack, the Milk Carton Kids, Joe Purdy, played on Music City Roots in Nashville, showcased at AmericanaFest, appeared on the Grand Ole Opry with Elizabeth Cook, and played with Cordovas, writing their single “This Town’s A Drag” that is currently their current single released on ATO Records.
In the last two years, Wright worked with New West Records’ Aaron Lee Tasjan as guitarist, touring and appearing on Tasjan’s second studio album, Karma For Cheap, sharing the stage with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Social Distortion, Lydia Loveless, The Felice Brothers, and more.
In the meantime, Wright put together his own recording studio made an acoustic record, Cafe Rooster Sessions Vol. 1 and a rock n roll album album called The SneakUps, releasing them both on East Nashville, indie label, Cafe Rooster Records.
Lapse of Luxury will be released late 2019 and is produced and written by Wright with Gabe Masterson. Long-awaited by fans, the album showcases Wright’s love for rock n roll, humor, grooves, psychedelic instrumentation and strong songwriting skills, which have been compared to Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and Lou Reed.