Although Brandy Zdan calls her new, self-titled album her full-length “debut,” there’s no mistaking this seasoned singer-songwriter for any kind of rookie. For the better part of the last decade, the native Canadian — now living in Nashville, TN— has garnered acclaim as half of the gothic folk/roots duo Twilight Hotel, with two albums, 2008’s Highway Prayer and 2011’s When the Wolves Go Blind, nominated for prestigious Juno Awards (Canada’s Grammy), as a formidable multi-instrumentalist (touring and recording with the Americana all-girl band the Trishas), and even as a solo artist (with LoneStarMusic hailing her 2013 Lone Hunter EP as “a one-woman tour de force.”) But according to the artist herself, all of that was merely a prelude to the aptly-titled Brandy Zdan, the most focused expression of her musical identity to date.
BRANDY ZDAN PERFORMING "CUT N RUN"
Lauryn Peacock delves into places of true vulnerability that make her music both captivatingly complex and approachably intimate.
She champions the beauty of emotion, inviting the listener to experience the artistry she creates and lending the courage to face the challenges of life with grace. Nowhere is this more evident than on her 2015 full-length, Euphonia.
Peacock's journey into the world of rock and pop started with two memorable hometown house shows in Chicago, backing Jeff Tweedy of Wilco – on piano, guitar, and vocals – and touring, playing keys, with indie-rockers mewithoutYou, during her stint in Philadelphia. She now resides in Nashville.
Brandon Reid has been traveling the world over for the past decade and a half; he writes what the every-man has lived. His strong tunes of grit and struggle lift heads and slow-cure one's courage to sweetheart harmony.
Having thrown in with his wife and their babies, this troupe hits the ground purposed: they bring revelation for the journey upward and onward and company, because there's no need to go it alone.