“Really great video – great arrangement & production in the song. Love your voice. Congrats! Great Work.” –Derek Sivers, creator of CD Baby
(world’s largest indie music store)
Brian has opened for Blues Traveler as well as Tim Reynolds and Boyd Tinsley from the Dave Matthews Band. He opened for and Yo-yo Ma and Sen. Bernie Sanders in a duo with violinist and fellow looper, Joe Kye.
Brian’s drumming has appeared on MTV’s Laguna Beach, and he even sang and played a private party for Chris Tucker. His music has taken him across the United States to Mexico, Vietnam and Nicaragua.
He’s released 2 solo albums, and been a member of NUSAM (Nicaraguan U.S.A. musicians) – A northern California music team that recorded 67 songs for 25 Nicaraguan artists for free, and donated school supplies to their village’s children (learn more about NUSAM, lead by the incomparable Joe Baker, at arealpurpose.org).
He has performed at High Sierra Music Festival and Kaboo Music Festival in San Diego, which featured Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Zak Brown Band, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt and more.
Brian and his groups have been twice inducted into the SAMMIES Hall of Fame, and in recent years Brian has joined Roseville/Sacramento’s premier event music coordinator/performer Ryan Hernandez, at countless corporate events, weddings, winery celebrations and they even opened for west coast rap legend, Warren G at a government employee mixer.
NOTE: When his mother forced him to play music at age 11, he chose the clarinet – Brian still squeaks around on it once or twice a year.
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…”