„Crossing Louisiana, the I-10, the southernmost interstate highway running from coast to coast, is also home to a slew of bars and nightclubs and the uniquely American art form called roadhouse music: an umbrella under which blues, country, zydeco, and even jazz come together. Roadhouse legends such as Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball or Lee Roy Parnell, they all came through Lafayette, where Brian cut his teeth in bands playing this crowd-pleasing music.
„The job was - and still is - to make people happy by playing songs they know. I played in blues bands with horns, groups that became more soul than Mississippi Delta blues,“ explains Brian.
Horns loom large in his history. His father played saxophone with Swamp Pop legends. Brian majored in college in trumpet and vocal performance. It was the singer that won out. Eventually, he landed in Nashville, where he recorded two acclaimed Americana records.
Asked to come to Lafayette by a friend/producer to cut some tracks, they laid the groundwork for his most recent album Right Hand Road, which once completed and according to Brian symbolized „getting to go back home.“
Brian feels very comfortable to work as a duo, but thinks his music is best represented with at least a 4-piece combo. Duo and combo can perform acoustically or electric.