Pictures & Families
ON THE LATEST RELEASE... Bryan's latest solo work, "Pictures and Families," is a collection of 15 folk songs about life, death, travel, money, love, murder, cheating, and redemption - all the usual aspects of our time spent here on Earth. Recorded while living in Los Angeles, California, Bryan played all the instruments on the recording, from guitars and drums to tin flute and kitchen knives. The record travels from modern folk to hints of bluegrass, from Native American-inspired sounds to break beats on acoustic instruments. It is eclectic American Music with a troubadour's spirit, winding it's way through old and new generations, up and down the western coast. ON MUSIC IN GENERAL... 'I got stuck in a sand dune in the middle of the Mojave Desert once,' Bryan tells. 'I was alone, and my truck was waist-deep in sugar-fine sand. Running out of water, I hiked to a delapidated desert shack with spent bomb shells out front, looking for help. Then over a hill came Junior, Paco (who held close a bottle of Cuervo), and an unnamed woman smoking cigarettes and talking like a sailor. I think music should be like that day in the desert. A great story, restless and rambling.' Whether the song retells a California mishap, love lost and returned, or life out in the west, Bryan's music is an exploration. It is folk music in it's truest sense - music about folks.