Decider, Brian Whelan (from the Three Moves Equals A Fire release Decider) Brian Whelan’s day gig is performing with Dwight Yoakam’s band but, left to his own devices, he is all power pop. That’s just the kind of guy we like handing around Twangville. While winter may be approaching Boston, all I need to do […]
What an overwhelming week of submissions. Really, we’re slammed with submissions for our Weekly Download, but we’re quite happy to not have fallen short by overloading and just not getting them up here. Many of the artist links below are to their Soundcloud accounts because… well, you’re in on the ground floor. These budding artists […]
An album that demands little but gives much in return, sometimes to get an understanding of what the artist is trying to create, sometimes in order to take in all of the details, sometimes because the song construction and lyrics demand it there’s a need to listen to albums several times to appreciate the ‘work’, […]
Greetings web surfers. I’m about to head down under for ten shows with Mr. Dwight Yoakam, so I won’t be playing any shows in LA for a few weeks. However, if you miss me head on over to iTunes or Amazon (hard copy or digital download) and buy my new record “Decider” (featuring art by […]
Mixin’ With Brian Whelan November 6, 2012 By Bryan Thomas A little over two years ago, When You Awake was one of the first music blogs to rave about a talented L.A. musician named Brian Whelan. At the time, Brian was calling his new band Wheelhouse, but more recently they’ve undergone a few personnel changes […]
Ears Wide Open: Brian Whelan November 6, 2012 By Kevin Bronson Brian Whelan makes everything sound so easy — crisp classic rock, tart-and-twangy country, bluesy swagger — that you’d think his first solo outing “Decider” just happened overnight. On the contrary. Whelan’s debut, finally out today via Three Moves Equals a Fire , is the […]
I will be playing this Saturday evening at 7:30pm with my great friend Stephen Sowen as part of the 14th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival. I will be playing the outdoor stage in front of Columbo’s. Check the festival website for exact location and detals: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock Hope to see you […]
Brian Whelan’s new CD, Decider, official release date 11/6/2012. Check back soon to listen to track pre-release!