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B i o g r a p h y

A Texas native, Bryan began his professional career as the opening act for legendary jazz guitarist Larry Carlton. A graduate of University of Southern California (BM, DMA), and University of Texas (MM), he does session work in Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville, collaborates with modern dance troupes, spoken word artists, and is in demand as a film composer, sound designer, producer, songwriter, and guitarist.

In addition to being an artist, he is also the founder of Rainfeather Records, a Nashville-based independent record label.  His music is regularly featured on FOX, ESPN, VH1, Lifetime Network, WB Network, the History Channel, and the Food Network.  

He has worked with a wide range of artists: Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Loeb,  Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Neal McCoy, Phil Keaggy,  Jerry Donohue, Ma Xiaohui, Upchurch, and Kelsea Ballerini to name a few.  

Bryan is an in-house producer at Blackbird studio in Nashville, TN and also teaches at the Blackbird Academy in conjunction with University of New Haven teaching audio production, engineering, and publishing.  Bryan has been on faculty at Belmont University’s School of Music and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music where he taught electroacoustic composition, sound design and synthesis, songwriting, composition, jazz guitar, ear training, jazz harmony, computer music, contemporary music production, and the history of American song.  

As an artist, his discography has garnered wide-spread critical acclaim both in the US and Europe. Currently, Bryan has just released "Wire and Wood" on Rainfeather Records - a collaborative endeavor recorded in Nashville and Shanghai with the world-renowned Erhu virtuoso Xiaohui Ma.  Xiaohui Ma gained worldwide attention along with Yo-Yo Ma with the Oscar-winning soundtrack recording "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon".  Bryan and Xiaohui's performances in Shanghai for a televised Chinese New Year celebration was seen by an estimated 900 million people throughout Euro-Asia.  Bryan is the only Western artist ever to be inducted into the Chinese Cultural Heritage Guild.    

Bryan's newest solo record "Madrigals for Mongrels" is scheduled to be released in early 2024.

Honeywagon – Bryan's bluegrass band - has released 5 CDs to date, sold over 2,000,000 copies including an 18 month run on  Billboard Magazine’s Bluegrass Top 10 chart (peaking at #3) and was #6 on the Billboard Bluegrass sales chart. Their most recent release, produced, mixed, and engineered by Bryan, debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart.  
He also is a featured monthly print and video columnist for Premier Guitar Magazine, and has also been profiled in Guitar Player Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Billboard, and Mix Magazine.    

Professional Affiliations: NARAS/Grammy, Leadership Music, AES (Audio Engineering Society), IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association).


COMING 2024!

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