JW Riza
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JW Riza

Giddings, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE | AFM

Giddings, TX | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Americana Country


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The best kept secret in music


"Jw Riza performs in Nashville, excited about musical career"

Jw Riza is finding out about the crazy hours a songwriter and musician lives after taking a trip to Nashville, Tennnesee, But he says it's not much different than being a Police Officer.
"Nothing has really Changed. I still running circles and jumping through loops." said Mr. Riza.
He is referring to the similarities between the hectic lifesyle of a Police Sargeant and a Musician.
Mr. Riza has taken leave from the Giddings Police Department to Pursue his Musical Career, and has the option to return to the Police Force.
After visiting Nashville a couple of weeks ago, Mr. Riza
came back with many memorable experienecs and was surprised about the changes the City has undergone over the years.
"I was surprised by the Lack of Cowboy Hats. I was playing there five days before I even saw three people wearing Cowboy Hats". He Said, "It was like playing Austin".
The Highlight of the trip was playing at Tootsie's, a Honky- Tonk bar that was frequented by Hank Willaims. The Bar is located across the alley from the Ryman Auditorium, and performers used to walk across the alley to visit Tootsie's.
"It was neat playing at Tootsie's and fun visiting Nashville. The People were very receptive and everyone was real nice" said Mr. Riza.
Shortly after getting back to Giddings, about to weeks ago, Riza and His Band went back to work. They are currently working on three different Cds with a variety of music styles-Gospel, Texas Music and Traditional Country.
After another Trip to Nashville this April, Mr. Riza plans to be performing at area musical shows, including Country Music Monday in Giddings.
"We have been contacted about playing at differenet places, but we're still working on perfecting our music right now," He said.

- Giddings Times and News

"Jw Riza back in Nashville, hopes to be signed by Infinity"

Jw Riza, who gave up his Position with the Giddings Police Deaprtment to pursue a musical Career over a year ago, is returning this week from performing in Nashville, Tennesee.
Mr. Riza and three of his Band members in the band "No-Direction" left for Nashville last Thursday and returning to Giddings this week.
The Group has been trying to get signed on with Infinity. They performed variety of musical styles-Gospel, Texas Blues and Traditional Country.
The Band, under the label of GreenStone Music has played several times at Country Music Monday in Giddings, along with other places in Texas.
Mr. Riza works at a local Pawn Shop in Giddings in his spare time when he's not performing shows. - Giddings Times and News


'Trials and Tears' 2008c
*Another Time and Place
*In Love With an Airborne Ranger
*A cowboy's Song
*I Would Have Waited
*King of Diamonds
*God Will Show Us a Way
*New Badge in Heaven
*Red-Neck Cabin
*That Man
*The Call



To introduce Jw Riza, the Texas born and raised Singer/Songwriter, who now resides outside of Austin, Texas.  Who, according to his latest review, brings a unique blend of Texas Music, Neo-Traditional Country, and Outlaw Country music into his songs.

 He has been compared to the music legends of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and Jim Croce. Or as He put's it, "They say I'm Unique and I'm compared to Waylon, Cash, and Hank. Hell, what more could I want".

A Member of the Texas Music Industry, the Nashville Association of Musicians, Broadcast Music Incorporated and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 433 Austin and Local 257 Nashville.

“Having the words of one of my songs placed on the head stone of a fallen Officer has to be my greatest honor. I look forward to seeing you down the road”
God Bless Ya’ll!
Jw Riza