Brian Wright Artist Biography

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Name: Brian Wright
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Published/Updated: 31 Jul 2011, 12:31

Biography: For Brian Wright, life as a traveling troubadour began in McLennan County, Texas near the highway and the trains. That is where his father took a job that required a great deal of travel, making the family VW van Wright’s first crib. Consequently Wright feels most at home when on the road, and this movement has helped shaped Wright’s sense of bare-boned lyrics and achingly beautiful songs that seem both distant and intimate at the same time.

After spending his early twentieson the Austin/Waco/Dallas bar circuit, playing everything from punk to covers, Wright flipped a coin to decide his future home, either New York City or Los Angeles. Going West won the day. Today, when not touring, he resides in Los Angeles where he is a fixture in the LA music scene. For the last six years he has been the front man and lyricist for his band Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies, a band that has gathered a devoted audience across the country.

“When people ask what I sound like I usually say I’m somewhere between Woody Guthrie and Velvet Underground,” says Wright. It’s true but there is also hints of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark fused with a bluesy slide guitar and a simple, but enchanting Paul McCartney like bass line. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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