Riley Green,an old music hall, an acoustic guitar and some fantastic singer/songwriters…
It doesn’t get any better than that.
It’s exactly what you get on his Golden Saw Music Hall Series, which was started last year at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to financially help struggling musicians who were out of work due to the shutdown of live music in most states.
And the music hall they’re filming in is actually his great-grandparents’ old home that was turned into a live music venue when Riley was growing up.
He’s also written hits you probably know and love like “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar” by Tyler Farr, “Beer Never Broke My Heart” by Luke Combs, and most recently, the #1 hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice.
The coolest part about this series, in my opinion, is the fact that Riley puts such a heavy emphasis on the songwriters, whose names you may not know as well as the names of the artists who sing their songs.
Just like last season, he allowed Jonathan to play several of the hits he’s penned and (hopefully) introduced him to a whole new audience at the same time.
Some of the awesome people he had on last season included the great Jessi Alexander, Drake White and Brent Cobb, along with Randy Montana, Erik Dylan, Adam Hood, Dave Kennedy and Channing Wilson.
There are two more episodes to go, one on September 2nd featuring Erik Dylan and Wyatt McCubbin, and another on September 30th featuring Muscadine Bloodline.
My favorite part from this episode was watching Riley play “Same Old Song” (around the 13 minute mark) and Jonathan play “Watching Airplanes” (around the 17:15 mark). They’re both super underrated tracks that sound absolutely awesome performed acoustically in that type of setting.
If you have 30 minutes to spare this weekend, I definitely recommend checking it out: