Brian Just Band
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Brian Just Band

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Folk Classical

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Feb
10
Brian Just Band @ The Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Feb
03
Brian Just Band @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Mar
03
Brian Just Band @ Kitty Cat Club

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Press


“A sunny and elaborate affair, artfully incorporating 60’s Folk sounds reminiscent of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society. By turns low-key and boot-stompin', their versatile blend of acoustic folk and bluegrass highlights their signature harmonies.”
David Campbell: 89.3 The Current
- David Campbell: 89.3 The Current


“a perfect summer soundtrack, The Minneapolis sextets 1960s-esque If You Like To Be Alone Or If You Need To Be With Someone. Their single "Electric," a melodic stomper from the new record, has been in heavy rotation on The Current, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a sunnier driving tune.”
Tom Pilcher: City Pages
- Tom Pilcher: City Pages


“A smile-inducing cross between Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Belle & Sebastian, offers up concise bits of trumpet, flute, piano and shimmery female backup vocals, all cleanly laid over Just's day dreamy, lazy-afternoon folk-rock tunes.”
Chris Riemenschneider: Star Tribune
- Chris Riemenschneider: Star Tribune


"ambiguously descending, contemplative acoustic chords and gentle breezes of harmony must surely be what going to heaven and finding that the sun is constantly shining and the merlot is free forever must sound like" ~Ian Fildes

- Americana UK ~Ian Fildes



"he is singing timeless songs that work just as well at a bar as they would if he were sitting on your front porch." - Howwastheshow.com ~Bob Longmore



The Twin Cities have never exactly been in short supply of male singer/songwriters of the low-key acoustic variety. Chances are if you walk into any given corner of the metro area for a cup of java you'll bump up against at least one aspiring Dylan-phile with a CD-R to sell strumming away on stage. By and large these hobbyists make for pleasant background listening and little more, but every now and again a talent separates itself. Brian Just, is one of those talents. - The Pulse newspaper ~Rob van Alstyne


Discography

2011 LP- Brian Just Band : IF YOU LIKE TO BE ALONE OR IF YOU NEED TO BE WITH SOMEONE
-"Electric" was a hit single from this album receiving over a hundred plays on 89.3 The Current

2010 Compilation- The Road (World Folk Collection)

2008 LP-Brian Just: OPEN AIR

2005 LP- Brian Just: EVERY TREE AND EVERY STONE

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Bio

After releasing two contemplative folk EPs as a solo artist, Brian Just knew he needed to put together an eclectic band to reproduce the sounds for the new music he was hearing in his head. Enlisting some of the finest folk and jazz influenced talents in the Minneapolis music scene the seven-piece Brian Just Band spent two years writing and recording their first full-length album If You Like To Be Alone Or If You Need To Be With Someone, which was released in May 2011.

What people are saying :

“A smile-inducing cross between Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Belle & Sebastian. A dreamy, lazy-afternoon folk-rock band.”
-Chris Riemenschneider: Star Tribune

"A sunny and elaborate affair, artfully incorporating 60’s Folk sounds reminiscent of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society. By turns low-key and boot-stompin', their versatile blend of acoustic folk and bluegrass highlights their signature harmonies" -David Campbell: 89.3 The Current

"a perfect summer soundtrack" -Tom Pilcher: City Pages

Since the release of If You Like To Be Alone... in May of 2011, the band has performed at the Minneapolis Folk Venue Cedar Cultural Center twice and live on Minnesota Public Radio 89.3 The Current. Several songs have been on heavy rotation on the Current, including “Electric” and “Moon & Mercury.”

www.brianjust.com