Brandon Whyde
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Brandon Whyde

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Nashville, TN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
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Silver Apples of the Moon (2017)

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On his new album, Silver Apples of the Moon, Brandon Whyde gives listeners a glimpse into his past -- a past that includes heartbreak, loss and self-discovery. His voice has been described as soulful, whiskey-soaked and even “a freight train on fire” – qualities that shine through on his latest release.

Silver Apples of the Moon was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Jimmy Nutt in Muscle Shoals, Ala. – an area known as “The Shoals” – the album includes some of the veteran musicians who helped The Shoals earn acclaim as a hotbed of musical talent. Spooner Oldham, who played keyboards on Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” and as part of several of Neil Young’s projects and Bob Wray, who’s played bass on more than 30 #1 country hits, are just a few of the artists appearing on Silver Apples of the Moon. The SteelDrivers frontman, Gary Nichols, makes a special guest appearance on the song “Self-Medicated”.

The album -- Whyde’s third full-length release -- includes rollicking melodies and mournful ballads, showcasing his vocal range. On autobiographical tracks like “Self-Medicated” and “Ain’t I A Man,” his lyrics focus on some of the more challenging moments of his life, including his father’s death, a friend’s struggle with addiction and the uncertainty of his early career.

Whyde, now 31, was just 19 when he left college, and a full-ride scholarship, to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. He moved from Indianapolis to a place where he could immerse himself in musical culture: Nashville, Tenn.

In 2009, he launched his first U.S. tour, and landed a residency at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. In his nearly eight years touring as a solo artist, he has opened for Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Lady Antebellum, and Nathaniel Rateliff, among many others. He also sang at Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl’s wedding. 

Whyde is currently on tour in support of Silver Apples of the Moon, set to release on Sept. 19, 2017. When he’s not touring, he focuses on songwriting and has co-written songs with Grammy-winning country songwriter Clint Lagerberg and modern Americana music stars Jamie Kenney, Tony Lucca and Stone Aielli.

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