Nashville Folk Poet Explores Themes of Mortality and Nostalgia. - Bridget Rian: Trailer Park Cemetery
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posted 26 Jun 2021 by Krister Axel
Her music is honest and contemplative with a vocal presence that is nothing short of intoxicating.

Bridget Rian grew up on Long Island, NY and began writing songs at the age of 11 after her mother gifted a guitar for her 10th birthday. Both of her parents had an eclectic taste in music, which gave her a wide exposure to different musical styles. When Rian got to high school, her choir teacher pulled her aside to introduce her to a few powerful female singer-songwriters, and that was when her addiction to songwriting really began to develop.

The latest preview from her new EP "Talking to Ghosts" is a folk-tinged pop song called "Trailer Park Cemetery." Produced by Paul Moak (Caitlyn Smith, Carolina Story, Liz Longley) and recorded at The Smoakstack in Nashville, Rian’s painfully pure timbre is on full display, while the lush sounds of lap steel blend with a strong backbone of acoustic guitar to offer a delicate foundation for her lyrical revelry. Rooted in the bittersweet verity of the human condition, Bridget Rian's lyrics explore themes of mortality, loss, and nostalgia. Her music is honest and contemplative with a vocal presence that is nothing short of intoxicating. Perfect for fans of Phoebe Bridgers and Adrianne Lenker, Rian crafts song-poems that are subtle and deeply moving.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist