Brian Riley Owner- Shave Records Singer/Songwriter/Producer
Brian began playing piano, writing music and recording at an early age.
He received critical acclaim playing live and recorded the albums, 'Ariel' and 'Done Dog Brown' with his band Shave Librarian in the early 90's at the world renowned Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. Both albums were released on Red Skull Records, which was renamed, Shave Records, an indie label operated by Riley to exclusively warehouse his prolific collection of recordings.
Originally from Ohio, he moved to Boston in the mid '90s and has since written/recorded/produced the critically acclaimed albums, 'The Butter Thief' ('97), 'God Of Rain' (2000) and 'Uncle Joe' (CD Single from the movie, '20 Questions') ('03) all with various line-ups of his band, Shave Librarian.
Inspired by America's Bicentennial year and with a entirely new line-up, he wrote/recorded/produced the self-titled album, SailorSam (2012).
His latest band incarnation is Echo Detective. This amazing line-up released their debut album, 'Glass Cat' in 2017. They are currently in the studio recording the follow-up album, 'Love In The 21st Century'.
Brian also writes poetry/short stories and paints under the pseudonym, Jack Energy.