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Bartender Brian / Press

“Speaking of sandpaper soul, alt-country singer Bartender Brian also played. From the start, this guy’s always had the heart. But his chops are getting tighter, his voice more focused. This is the stuff of hard drink, harder feelings and woundingly raw expression. It’s the kind of music that makes you actually pine for heartbreak just for the lacerating catharsis of it. At this rate, he is quickly becoming the local artist that can credibly feed the fix between in-town stops by Lucero and Ben Nichols.”

“...Also playing was Orlando's Bartender Brian, who deals in the rugged kind of country and folk that comes from punk grownups. His songwriting needs more seasoning, but there's promise. With a gruff voice in the Ben Nichols (Lucero) mold, he belts out songs with grit, soul and heartbreak. Dude's got corazón, that's for sure.”