Island Mountain Pat is one of Nashville's top down to earth singer songwriters.
His ORIGINAL music has been featured on well over 150 radio stations and it has been
sent to over 1000 radio stations around the world. As of 5-2-13 his independent website has
over 1,000,000 hits and his Youtube channel nearly 530,000 views. Pat's now gearing up for
his 7th Cd, and the last 3 were
produced by Gary Carter & Danny Parks. Gary is former Music Director of artists to include: Randy
Travis, and Faith Hill (Pat's ex wife-hey dreams are free). Danny is one of Nashville's most talented
studio guitar players and upcoming producers.
Pat's style is based in COUNTRY music, he has recorded music in the following categories: Americana, alternative-pop-rock,
jazz, folk and easy listening.
He remembers listening and singing John Denver, Donnie
Osmond, Bobby Goldsboro songs at 6 years old and usually could be found as a youngster with his head resting on the record
player, sometimes to the point of being "sound" a sleep. He was later inspired by James Taylor, Merle
Haggard, Sting and many other American Icons. He started formal music education in the forth grade playing trumpet and
by the seventh grade he was playing guitar and singing on stage at shows with an audience of 2000 plus. Pat later
studied music at the junior college level and continued his training by attending the legendary Pete Luboff's songwriting
workshops at The National Academy of Songwriters for 2.5 years in Los Angeles. While hosting/singing Karaoke for over
12 years and detailing cars, planes, and boats he earned a Bachelors degree in Health Science and teaching credential.
While leaving music
to become a public school health teacher in junior high school, once each semester Pat would perform for ALL
of his classes. The students found this to be a real treat. He remembers one of his students in particular saying, “Mr.
Riley, you can sing, man you should be a singer, not a teacher” Well, fortunately Pat has returned to doing what he
loves most, writing, performing an recording with some of the best players in the world.
His goal remains
the same: to have several songs become part of the popular music culture and TOUR the world
sharing his music. Since Pat has decided not
to have any children, in
some ways his songs are like his children :-) hopefully they
will outlive him.
Mr. Patrick John Denver Riley aka Island Mountain
Pat is not shy and firmly believes most of his music is divinely inspired thus he's usually ready to jump in the ring (on stage) ......
anytime......and is no stranger to being around some of the most talented and friendly people in the music business.
Trivia: Island Mountain Pat is a naturalist, loves animals, traveling, family, friends, and playing most
sports................oh and he really loves swimming.
Lancaster TN 38569
Riley Ranch Publishing ASCAP