Dancing Down a Fine Line
Remember when rock 'n' roll was irreverent, sexy, and just plain fun? The Brakemen embody that spirit in full, only with 21st Century sound and vision. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan and The Stones to The Counting Crows and U2, this Boston-based band play a raw and rootsy brand of rock & roll that at once sounds vintage yet fresh. Combining timeless lyrics with melodies that possess the moment, The Brakemen haven't forgot that it all starts with the song, and their songs speak for themselves. They are, put simply, the kinds of songs you feel you already know on the first listen. It's not uncommon to see audience members at a show singing along to a song they've never heard before by the second or third chorus. And The Brakemen don't mess around when it comes to putting on a show, either. Led by the passion and swagger of frontman Loren Francis, their live performances somehow manage to carry the blue collar urgency of early Springsteen alongside the raw power and sexed up swank Led Zeppelin. When The Brakemen take the stage, an event unfolds!