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A dynamic performer, studio musician, touring artist, arranger & instructor with a professional track record that speaks for itself, Brian Brazil is a noteworthy entertainer with powerful baritone vocals and brilliant skills on harmonica for Blues, Rock, Roots and Country Music. Brianís signature trademark is playing melodies in rapid succession plus twin and harmony parts along with guitars, pianos, fiddles and pedal-steel guitars.

At age 16, Brian discovered the blues recordings of Little Walter Jacobs, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite and was influenced by the Blues, Ď50s-í70s Rock ín Roll and í60s R&B artists. Brian later learned more intricate country styles by studying Norton Buffalo and Charlie McCoy. Other favorites Brian especially admires and emulates are Little Feat, brothers Mark and Robben Ford, and Robert Cray.

Sharing the stage with legends like Albert King, Albert Lee, Coco Montoya and Don Preston, heís also opened shows for many others including Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Brianís worked with over a dozen bands as bandleader or sideman; heís always fully geared up and ready for sessions, gigs and tours.

With his lightning fast harmonica licks and highly developed skills, Brianís truly a rare talent of exceptional spirit who knows how to dazzle an audience and get people up on their feet dancing. Achieving Top 10 status in OurStage.comís Blues and Cover Channels on four separate occasions, Brian Brazil is fast becoming a winning crowd pleaser as a newly discovered indie artist.

Brian is currently seeking recording, performance and touring opportunities as either a band leader or side man. For more information contact: BluesDynamics @gmail .com