Brian Kachejian

Brian Kachejian

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From the country to the city,stories of hope and despair. Pop piano meets American folk music. The sound of Brian Kachejian

Biography


Brian's music has heart. That's what comes to mind first when I think about what makes him a unique and talented musician. Every song is a small piece of the people, places, and experiences Brian has come across and been affected by, and each song gives its audience a window into that world. Musically, Brian's playing is reminiscent of some of the greats like Billy Joel and Elton John, yet Brian's music also has its own definitive style that sets him apart from others of the genre. His fingers are masters of the keyboard, and his lyrics are soulful and honest. From songs like "American Experience" - a song that deals with both the wonders and the evils of the US - to songs like "Blood on the Piano," a darkly humorous glimpse into a piano player's life and death at the hands of a jealous girlfriend - Brian's songs will make you feel something every time.

Brian Kachejian’s CD “American Experience” is a compilation of songs that observe the trials and tribulations of everyday life from the country to the city. The CD opens with an instrumental called Rochambeau Ave that invokes the musical styles of the progressive era. The melody attempts to portray the sense of the unknown that many immigrants felt upon entering the United States for the first time. The title track of the CD “American Experience” observes the history of social and economic development throughout the 20th century. The song exposes the rise of corporate power and its displacement of the mom and pop shops so evident in the American experience. Songs of love lost, faded dreams and renewed hope abound throughout the rest of the CD. Many of the songs were recorded live in the studio to invoke the passion present in the written material. There is a sense of spirit and soulfulness in the singer’s playing and voice that entraps the listener to believe in the truthfulness behind the lyrical content. Brian Kachejian’s “American Experience” is a powerful statement of life in America. It is neither a patriotic or anti-patriotic statement, but rather, quite simply, just an honest observation.

Lyrics

American Experience

Written By: Brian Kachejian

American Experience ©2007Brian Kachejian

Joey’s father brought a video store back in 1982
Well it wasn’t long, before it was gone
Crushed by the video blue

Uncle Harry owned a hardware shop on the corner of Lincoln Road
But after forty years, it simply disappeared
Under the hammer of Home Depot

And the neighbor hood is changing
It’s never going to be the same
But you can’t hold on forever
Somebody always stakes their claim

In the
American Experience
Land of opportunity
Where we the people were created equal
At least that’s what school taught me
In the
American Experience
Prosperity and pain
Where somebody’s hurt, somebody’s loss
Is always somebody’s else’s gain

Ricky Adler was the homerun champ
From pee wee to college ball
All the scouts would say, a homerun a day
As they fought to give Ricky it all

One late night Ricky broke his wrist
With a bat to an old mailbox
He didn’t see the concrete
From that rear car seat
Goodbye Yankees, Goodbye Red Sox!

And the neighbor hood is changing
His dreams will never be the same
But you can’t hold on forever
Somebody always tops your game

In the
American Experience
Land of opportunity
Where we the people were created equal
At least that’s what school taught me
In the
American Experience
Prosperity and pain
Where somebody’s hurt, somebody’s loss
Is always somebody’s else’s gain

Bridge

Robert Moses built the parkways system
From the island to the great city
Bridges and parks were Moses’ trademarks
He was the king of the powers that be
Mayor Wagner broke his promise
Over the highway he swore he’d prevent

He let old Robert Moses
Go and quickly disposes
A quarter million ,Bronx residents!

And the neighbor hood is changing
Because their blasting the streets away
They built a large parking lot
Through the heart of the Bronx
And they called it an expressway!

In the
American Experience
Land of opportunity
Where we the people were created equal
At least that’s what school taught me
In the
American Experience
Prosperity and pain
Where somebody’s hurt, somebody’s loss
Is always somebody’s else’s gain

County Roads

Written By: Brian Kachejian

COUNTY ROADS ©1997 Brian Kachejian

Gas up the truck in the morning
Fill the rear end up with hay
Stop for coffee at the diner
Cause it’s a long haul on that highway

Some mornings I pick up crazy Lenny
Because he’s good for talking to
He’s not the logical kind
But me I don’t mind
He makes a six hour ride feel like two

(Chours)
And we
Cut cross those County Roads
Down to highway 493
Rocking to Springsteen on the radio
Watching my life pass by me

Never got as far as I thought I would
When I was young
But I guess that really don’t matter now
I guess what’s done is done

Got myself a daughter
She’s the one thing I’m living for
Wife left for a guy called Johnny Walker
Left the kid crying at the door

Through the years ,it aint been easy
But me and the kid managed to get by
And on nights when that summer winds starts to blow
She says daddy can we go for a ride

And we
Cut cross those County Roads
Down to highway 493
Rocking to Springsteen on the radio
Watching my life pass by me

Never got as far as I thought I would
When I was young
But I guess that really don’t matter now
I guess what’s done is done

Blood On The Piano

Written By: Brian Kachejian

The traffic was heavy
the night was so cold
she drove through the city
heard his song on the radio

she turned the station
began to laugh
seemed no escaping the man who drove her mad

well they said from the start
he wasnt the type to setttle down
but she said with her heart
shed be the women to turn him around

and there's
Blood on the piano
champagne on the floor
she shot him in the back of the head
now he wont play anymore

and the neighbors are all crying
as they flock the records stores
she's riding free on the turnpike heading south towards Florida

he told her he loved her
she asked him how much
he gave her everything
but it still was not enough

she hated his music
despised all his plans
he took more abuse
than any normal man could stand

the phones never stopped ringing
fan mail was packed wall to wall
if she coudnt be his whole life
he wouldnt have no life at all

chours

Discography

American Experience Cd released on 8/07/07
http://cdbaby.com/cd/kachejian
16 tracks
also on Itunes,naptser,ruckus etc......