NASHVILLE, TN – Nov 14, 2013 – Texas guitarist/singer/songwriter Brandon Alan continues to make his own unique style of bluesy rock country music. Brandon spent many years in his very own “musical graduate school” in the Live Music Capitol of the World – Austin, TX where he honed his craft of songwriting, guitar musicianship and developed his style as a performer playing out four night a week. He reﬁned the unique sound that has become his trademark – a layered blend of country, rock and contemporary blues. The guitar aﬁcionado is gearing up for the anticipated November 19 single and video release of his self-penned “Take Me To The Place” from his early 2014 country-rock EP release Different Way. The single and video will be available at iTunes.
Brandon’s music has been described as “John Mayer dipped in a country river and a little heavier.” He adds, “My music has a lot of emphasis on the guitar and has variations of contemporary rock that is very regionally inﬂuenced, but at times has west coast ﬂare.”
Now based in Nashville, TN, Brandon will celebrate the release with three live shows. He will play a FREE acoustic show at The Rutledge (410 4th Ave South, Nashville), one of Music City’s hottest live music venues on Monday, Nov 18 at 10 PM. Brandon then heads directly to where his music career started when he takes his full band show back to Austin, TX to play Strange Brew (voted Austin’s “Best New Music Club”) on Wednesday, Nov 20 at 10 PM (5326 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX). Clayton Corn (Pat Green’s musical director will be Brandon’s band leader for this show).
For tickets ($5) click HERE or go to the venue’s website http://www.strangebrewloungeside.com. Brandon returns with his full band to The Rutledge in Nashville, TN on Monday, November 25 at 7 PM.
Brandon moved to Austin, TX after meeting with the Assistant Chair of the Guitar Department at the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston. After he auditioned, the professor’s professional opinion was that his skill and talent levels were far beyond that of a typical student; the professor recommended that the best road for Brandon was not four years in college but to embark immediately on his career. Alan took this advice and chose Austin, Texas as the perfect environment to hone his craft. He has since toured all over the United States building a solid and loyal fan base from Nashville to Chicago to Los Angeles. He has opened for a variety of music greats like Vince Gill, the Time Jumpers and Ed Roland of Collective Soul, John Mayer and Ben Folds.
While in Austin, Brandon opened for guitar greats Redd Voelkart (Merle Haggard/Asleep at the Wheel) as well as Austin’s famed Malford Milligan, known for being the lead singer for Austin’s famed rock/blues band Storyville. Brandon has played famed music venues across the country including The Roxy in LA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, The Mint in LA and headlined a show at the Hard Rock in Hollywood.
The Texas singer/songwriter’s upcoming new Different Way EP will give fans a sonic reward with the musical heavy weights Brandon has recruited to play/produce/mix and master. The EP was produced by former Seal drummer and current partner at Creative Arts Group, Ramy Antoun.
Brandon also enlisted Sergio Andrade (Lifehouse) on bass, Clayton Corn (Pat Green) on keys, and Jacob Hiltebrand (Miranda Lambert) on the texture guitars. Different Way was mixed and mastered by industry giants Reid Shippen and Andrew Mendelson.
Brandon’s musical inﬂuences reﬂect his style, sound and moreso his passion for masterful guitar playing including Jimi Hendrix, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopﬂer/Dire Straits, Sting, Joe Walsh, Foo Fighters, Stephen Sills/Crosby Stills & Nash, Matchbox 20 and Johnny Rzeznik to name a few. Brandon was introduced to the guitar by his father, once an aspiring guitarist himself. His Dad taught him on an iconic 74 Les Paul which makes the history even more extraordinary. His father’s eclectic music collection introduced the young musician to many legends, but he says the reason he began playing more seriously was the solo he saw Joe Walsh do on VH1, in a clip from when he was with The Eagles.
Brandon launched his recording career with two well received full length albums helmed by big name producers. Life Eclipse (2007) was produced by Chris Maresh, who currently plays bass with Eric Johnson; the set featured famed keyboardist Riley Osbourne, who played with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble. Token (2008) was produced by Michael Ramos of John Mellencamp and Los Lonely Boys. These two indie releases have set the stage for his 2014 EP release – Different Way.
For a sampling of Brandon Alan’s music and style, click HERE to see the video for his self-penned “Just Say When.”
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