Briley Altman grew up in a rural farming community outside Johnsonville, SC. He graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence and built a successful career in finance with clients in areas stretching from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown to Lake City, and a host of counties in the greater Pee Dee region. Regionally, and now nationally, Briley is probably most widely known as a pianist who plays everything from gospel to show tunes. Throughout the Carolinas and beyond, he has played for churches, choirs, plays, and special events since he was only nine years old. His first album, Dwell: A Collection of Piano Hymns, just dropped on iTunes and will be available on multiple streaming platforms within the next few days.
During COVID, Facebook Live introduced Briley to an international audience, and he amassed a loyal following that quickly began pleading with him to produce an album of his instrumentals. And so, on Saturday, June 25, at an old-fashioned Hymn Sing at the Lake City Pentecostal Church in Lake City, SC, he is officially launching Dwell. The public is welcome to attend a service that will feature Briley putting his unique spin on nostalgic old hymns. There will also be more than forty well-seasoned choir members and special music from a variety of other singers and musicians. After the performance, the new CD, and other related merchandise, will be available for sale. In view of recent world events, attendees can feel confident knowing security will be tight.
Kevin Williams, an American guitarist, comedian, and speaker who has worked with Bill & Gloria Gaither, The Gaither Vocal Band, and “The Gaither Homecoming” TV Series, is Briley’s record producer. He has this to say: “Every now and then, a special talent comes to light and blesses you with the way they approach a song or turn a musical phrase. When that talent is tied to a truly humble and beautiful spirit, it is so rare, it just jumps out at you. Briley Altman is a stylist with spirit. And is that rare gem. He is in his element when he is at the bench.”
We will also be live streaming on YouTube!