Brendan Asquith
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Brendan Asquith

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
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The best kept secret in music

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Gracie's Last Night (played on The River, Boston)

Cold Steel & Cashmere

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Brendan Asquith is a Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter based out of Lowell, MA who is currently defining his musical career with the release of his new album, "Cold Steel & Cashmere".

Asquith started his musical pursuits when he picked up the guitar late in high school. A few years passed and after learning the songs of other musicians, he began writing his own. In 2006, Asquith began playing open mics at such places as Granny's Burritos (Portland, ME), Bull Feeney's (Portland, ME), The Grog (Newburyport, MA), The Cantab (Cambridge, MA), The Burren (Somerville, MA), and The Lizard Lounge (Cambridge, MA). These experiences shaped Brendan as a live performing artist, and honed his skills on the acoustic guitar.

With musical influences ranging from Dan Blakeslee, Ray Lamontagne, and Damien Rice, to lyrical/writing influences including Maynard James Keenan, The Counting Crows, David Gray, and even Asquith's own mother, a 30+ year English teacher, Brendan's music is a beautiful collage of these varied inspirations, all pulled together into one refreshingly unique package.

Powered by bold and dramatic vocals, stirring guitar melodies, and vividly acute lyrics, Brendan's is music supremely original, all the while being easily accessible due to the pure yet powerful emotions that drive all his songs.

Asquith released his first album “Gracie’s Last Night” in 2009. The stripped down album included 13 original acoustic folk songs that are beautifully bare, with only raw acoustic guitar, and driven vocals.

Brendan’s newest release, “Cold Steel and Cashmere” continues down the path of Folk/Americana while expanding into new, uncharted territories for Asquith. This new album takes on a more fleshed out approach, bringing in new instruments include the upright bass, cello, piano, electric guitar, and fiddle among others, creating unique landscapes for each song on the album that are flawlessly connected by Brendan’s impeccable vocal delivery. Each track has a unique story that is complimented by the arrangement of instruments, from the full band approach of a song like “The Ride”, to the more stripped down singer/songwriter method used in “Isabel”.