Nashville piano man Chip Greene has been on the road for weeks but is now back home and is set to perform at Just Love Coffee in Murfreesboro on Friday night.
After touring with a most recent stint in Georgia, Greene is going at it alone on his current stretch of shows.
“I’ve been touring a lot,” he said. “I haven’t played a solo acoustic show in years.”
It’s been a minute since Greene’s 2007 release, “Exactly and Approximately,” but he has managed to release several EPs during this span including last year’s “Have Mercy!” which was recorded at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.
In the meantime, he has also recorded a side project with local artist Megan Light, aptly titled “GreeneLight.”
“Megan and I are good friends. She’s like a sister. We hit it off right away. Writing with Meg and developing our friendship were both effortless and organic,” Greene said in reference to their friendship and working relationship.
This year, Greene has been busy planning a new full-length album for a release later in 2012.
“I want it to be totally different. I want the music and the aesthetic to be different. Before I’ve kind of hop scotched around the country and hung out with friends while making music,” Greene said. “I want it to be a local record instead of a Los Angeles, New York and Nashville record.”
It doesn’t go without notice that Greene takes a solid approach to his songwriting and recording process. And like most, he can very well be his own critic at times.
“My philosophy in my solo career is play a lot of places far and wide and get your music out to people,” he said. “I want to write good songs and deliver them in a way that stands out. There are so may of us, but because of the Internet and home recordings, there are billions doing this.”
Like other artists these days, Greene has found success in other avenues and has songs featured in promotions with Eddie Bauer, Coca-Cola and MTV.
One of the recurring songs is “Everything About You,” from his 2007 release.
“I’ve come to like it because other people seem to like it,” Greene said.
With momentum such as this, it can be channeled into a great fan base, which Greene said he’s proud to have. It has also helped him accumulate over 20,000 fans on Facebook and helps with a steady tour that has rolled through top cities across the United States.
Greene has already accomplished a great deal in the music business.
But when it comes down to it, he simply feels more at home with nothing more than his piano and spreading his songs, and that is what you will get with his Murfreesboro show.
The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
For more information on Greene, visit facebook.com/chipgreene.