August 15, 2017

A little downtime before the next adventure……

I spent a lot of time this past spring and summer playing shows with the fine boys in Couple Days – it is always a good time. I’ve had about a month or so off and with that time I have decided to get organized. I tend to let the home studio go it’s own way while I am preoccupied playing music to the outside world. I have lots of ‘works in progress’ as far as music goes and I really would like to dig in and hit the record button tomorrow. But – I need to be responsible and get the studio is shape so that it is once again in a state that is conducive to music making 🙂
Not that you asked – but that is what I’ve been up to. I hope to start the preproduction phase of the recording process within the next few weeks and will keep you up to date on how it goes.

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September 28, 2016

Fall is in the air once more …

Good morning, fine folk!
Fall is upon us and with fall arrives change. For me this usually means finishing unfinished projects around the abode. But with this fall there is more — I plan to complete a bunch of unfinished music.
My plan at the moment is to release an ever evolving E.P. (which could turn into a full length) one song at a time. When it comes to recording and releasing music, being a self funded artist is tough. It’s always perplexes me that an art form as simple and pure as music costs so much to capture and release into the wild. So for this reason I will be doing a digital only release of the project. The plus side of this is that you won’t have to wait until I’m done with the entire project before getting your hands on some new music. The downside is that I was planning on to put a close up of my face on the cover. So you won’t be able to take that physical copy home, hang it on your wall, and have my ultra-cool and hip face help you fall asleep at night.
That’s enough for now . . . . . we will talk soon.

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May 5, 2016

Video: Let it Be

This song has been covered countless times – but there is a reason for that. It is timeless, true, and resonates deeply with many. I always try to put my own style into any cover that I choose to do and I really do hope you enjoy it. I am planning on posting somewhat regular videos for a while so please let me know what you think!

Here is a link to the audio on SoundCloud – please download it and share.

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April 15, 2016

Some kind words . . . .

Sherryl Craig over at Nashville Music Guide reviewed my debut album, ‘Strange By Design’. It is really nice when someone understands where I am coming from. Thanks so much Sherryl!

“Strange By Design” by James Brant

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January 31, 2016

I need your help — please vote!

Listen up my supportive people – I need your help. I’m potentially going to be nominated for some local music awards. The people/bands with the 5 highest amount of votes in each category will end up on the final ballot. So please vote and pass it along to friends and family members as well. Winning one of these would be pretty nifty and mean a lot to me.

I am up for award in the following categories:

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Male Solo Artist
Best New Artist
Best Songwriter

Please vote for me in those categories — I really appreciate it!

One entry per email address and voting is open through Friday February 5, 2016.

Here is the link:

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September 10, 2015

Summer into Fall – Creation Time

Summer is winding down and my focus is turning toward the fall and getting these ideas out of my head and turning them into song.  I tend to write and record a lot during the fall and winter and it doesn’t look like this year will be an exception.

I plan on releasing digital only versions of my albums going forward.  This will enable me to potential release more material without having to worry about funding the physical duplication process.  Hope you all don’t mind!

I am working on booking more solo shows and will post details on them once all the details have been worked out.

Thanks for tuning in 🙂

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June 12, 2015

World Cafe Live @ The Queen Tonight!

I have a show tonight upstairs at The World Cafe Live @ The Queen!  I’ll be joined by five other singer/songwriters who will all be telling their stories through song.  I really hope you can make it out – copies of ‘Strange By Design’ will be available.  Showtime is 7:00PM – check out the Shows page of this website for more details.

Also a huge thanks to Mark Rogers at 93.7 WSTW for playing my track ‘Ocean’ last Sunday night.  That put a smile right on my face 🙂

Take care out there . . . . .

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May 17, 2015

‘Strange By Design’ Available Now!

So – I’m not very good at waiting.  The release date of ‘Strange By Design’ has been moved up to – NOW!  Head on over to the ‘Wares‘ section of the sight to order your copy. You can also order the digital version, download the MP3s, and start listening right away.
I am so very proud of this project and am excited to finally share it with all of you. A special thanks to Alessandra Manzotti for taking the amazing photographs that appear on the front and the back of the album. Also a big thanks to Tom Volpicelli at The Mastering House for making this album sound as pretty as possible. It almost goes without saying that I appreciate all the loving support of my family and friends — if it wasn’t for them this project would still be unfinished.


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April 28, 2015

Strange By Design Sampler!

There’s only about a month left until the release of ‘Strange By Design’. To celebrate please enjoy this sampler from the album. There is only one track that you don’t get to preview and that is because it is only 30 seconds long — Enjoy. Remember that you can pre-order the album here:
Pre-Order Strange By Design

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April 21, 2015

‘Prima’ – first single from ‘Strange By Design’

Today I proudly present to all of you the first single from my upcoming release ‘Strange By Design’. Please listen and share 🙂
The full album will be available on June 2, 2015 – until then – enjoy!

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