Brittany Ann Tranbaugh
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Brittany Ann Tranbaugh

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Folk Americana




"Local songwriters Emily Drinker, Jeanette Lynne, and Brittany Ann Tranbaugh cover boygenius"

Singer-songwriters Emily Drinker, Jeanette Lynne (of the band Best Bear), and Brittany Ann Tranbaugh teamed up to cover boygenius‘ “Ketchum ID.” The three local musicians met at songwriting competitions nearly a decade ago and kept in touch through social media. After realizing they listened to a lot of the same indie music, they decided to collaborate on a cover.

They settled on the boygenius song because, according to Lynne, the trio of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus are “amazing on their own, and also amazing together.” Drinker, Lynne, and Tranbaugh each filmed their part of the song separately before editing it all together.

“I also feel that sometimes the music scene can become competitive or too independent minded, which can get lonely and frustrating at times,” Lynne adds. “Philly has so many talented musicians and songwriters, I would love to see more people getting out of their comfort zone and collaborating like this!”

Watch the cover below. - The Key


"The Good in That" 2010
"Quarter Life Crisis Haircut" EP coming April 2022!



Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from the Lehigh Valley area in PA, she kicked off her music career as a teenager playing at Godfrey Daniel’s, one of the country’s only remaining bona fide folk listening rooms. She has since performed all over the US and Canada in theaters, living rooms, basements, bars, coffee shops, backyards, and on festival stages including Firefly and Philly Folk Fest. Tranbaugh has won accolades in several national songwriting competitions, most notably Falcon Ridge (2011), Kerrville (2014), and LEAF NewSong (2015 & 2016).

You can expect to hear a new EP early in 2022, produced by Jackson Emmer and entitled “Quarter Life Crisis Haircut.” In this new batch of memorable and thoughtfully crafted songs, Tranbaugh tackles a wide range of topics including her sixth grade queer awakening, an awkward run-in with an old acquaintance, and the impossibility of true folk music authenticity in this day and age. At times witty and sarcastic, at other times heartbreaking and raw, the EP undoubtedly showcases her finest work to date. 

Tranbaugh has recently started performing with a band comprised of stellar Philly musicians Kevin Brosky (guitar), Joe Plowman (bass), and Adam Shumski (drums). 

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