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Brian opened for Blues Traveler in the summer of 2017, as well as Tim Reynolds and Boyd Tinsley from the Dave Matthews Band. In 2016 he played percussion opening for Sen. Bernie Sanders thrice in three weeks – in Sacramento, Vallejo and Oakland, CA in a duo with violinist, singer and fellow looper, Joe Kye. They also opened for Yo-yo Ma at the Mondavi Center, and privately for rapper Warren G.
His music has appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach and he has performed twice at High Sierra Music Festival, as well as the Kaboo Music Festival in San Diego featuring Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Zak Brown Band, The Roots, Counting Crows, No Doubt and more.
Brian has toured the United States numerous times, played in Mexico, Vietnam, Nicaragua, privately for actor Chris Tucker, and he’s released 2 solo albums. Perhaps more importantly, his angel investor team NUSAM (Nicaraguan U.S.A. musicians) recorded 67 songs of 25 Nicaraguan artists for free, and donated school supplies to their village’s children (learn more at arealpurpose.org).
For accolades, Brian’s side project Groovincible won the 2016 SAMMIE for best funk as well as a nomination in 2017, and Brian is a two-time SAMMIE Hall of Fame inductee (2007 and 2013). In 2018 Brian has been busy recording new music for release in the fall.
ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME Singer / Bassist Larry Graham – “I esp. love his lyrics and bass.”
EMMY winner Beth Ruyak – “An extraordinary vocalist, drummer and bassist who dances with music and language. There is a radiance that really comes from him, aside from the music…”