"Brian McKenzie is an old soul in the body of a modern day singer songwriter. He takes the roots element of Americana and adds his clean, smooth vocal style to create a sound once described by a club owner as “Ameri-Crooner”. Brian draws on influences that range from those crooners of the 1940s and 50s, to early country, rockabilly and rock n' roll, to the singer songwriters of today. He blends the ingredients into a cohesive, well mixed drink that you can easily get lost in. Brian's music has been described as the combination of Chris Isaak, Edwin McCain and the Mavericks".
Brian started out his music career in the early 90s as the founding member, music writer, and guitarist of the heavy-rock band: Warner/Giant Records recording artists "Kilgore Smudge". After parting ways with the band (and the genre, itself) at the end of the decade, Brian continued to pursue his career as a singer songwriter. He released two solo albums, before releasing “Resolution” in 2011. The Recording Academy placed him on the Official Ballot for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in the following categories for the album:
Best Country Solo Performance "Because of You"
Best Country Song "Isabel" and "Tennessee"
Best Country Album "Resolution"
Best Short Form Music Video "Waiting For You"
Brian is been endorsed by Blueridge guitars, Shubb Capos, and LRBaggs electronics, has a song in the Jonathan Silverman directed film "A Bet's a Bet", and is continuously performing throughout the Northeast and Nashville.
See more at: http://www.brianmckenzie.com