Brian Eyster
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Brian Eyster

Lyons, Colorado, United States

Lyons, Colorado, United States
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Discography

"The Sound of Stink" by Skaboodah and the Skalaktites. (1995)
"Jamison Live" by Jamison. (1999)
"Acoustic Trio" by Jamison. (2000)

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I write indie pop songs for the folk world. Perform them with roughly-carved emotion. Then cover them in layers of sound collage and bluegrass instrumentation.

Growing up in Wisconsin as the son of a Scottish-born mother, I started writing songs on the acoustic guitar in elementary school. That soon gave way to hundreds of hours spent recording four-track pop symphonies and learning the accordion, bagpipes, and euphonium.

I was a member of a funky ska band in New Hampshire, took third place in the 2003 Rockygrass dobro contest, and led a horn-filled jam band in Colorado. Doesn't sound very "folky", eh? That's the point.

Look: too many singer-songwriters listen to the same music, read the same books, write the same songs. I prefer to be on the outside, peeking in, with my headphones blasting John Zorn and the Fiery Furnaces.

[As a good musical citizen, I donate many hours to running a non-profit concert series - www.HighStreetConcerts.com - and maintaining a music website for my hometown of Lyons, CO - www.MusicInLyons.com.]