Bryan Cahall is a storyteller, poet, and singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. To date, his work is minimalistic—humble tunes meant to elevate some thoughtful and agile lyricism. And with debts to Southern blues and gospel, Irish balladry, the winking pathos of the Dust Bowl-era songsters, and the folk revival of the 1960's, his songs are distinctly American.
There is a rich tradition of singing poets who've seen themselves foremost as witnesses and keepers of cultural memory and who've shared their gifts of expression to inspire, to console, to remind, and to widen their circle of sympathetic fellows. Keeping with this, Bryan regards music and poetry together as a communal labor of creation, a form of leisure, and the antidote to a certain lonesomeness.