Jahman Brahman

Jahman Brahman

 Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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"...You'll be sent soaring through the cosmos with star-screeching guitar work, heart throbbing bass pulsations, rhythmic blissful drum and mind-bending keys..." Ehren Cruz

Biography

Jahman Brahman is a four-member collaboration originating from Columbus, Ohio in 2003, and currently residing in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The musical intuition of each member overcomes the restrictions of any particular genre as they pioneer the musical trail with a sound completely their own. The name Jahman Brahman emerged from each member’s goal to achieve the ultimate state of musical cohesion; each instrument connected to one another to create a piece of music from the heart of one. They’ve described their particular style as shred ‘n’ flow, a dynamic sound with a wide breath of influence, but a focus on rich, fluid, progressions of energy.

Providing the low end, Nate “Brother” Brown brings his own style of funked out and super fresh bass grooves. Layered on top are Justin Brown’s full and conscious lyrics. Drummer Rowdy Keelor gives the sound its steady concrete pulse providing the heartbeat for Casey Chanatry's riveting guitar-work. Combined, Jahman Brahman leaves the listener with a message on life, love, and the wonders experienced being part of an extraordinary musical family. Each member holds a unique passion toward many different audio paths, with influences ranging from classic rock to electronica; from punk to jazz. Instead of conforming, they ascend music through the coalescence of their diverse styles, taking risks that unfold into powerful jams and creative compositions.

Lyrics

Appetit

Written By: Ed McGee

And you build with your soul
And you dream with your hands
And you ink with your blood
All your masterful plans

And you hunger for the world you see
And your dreams have sharpened teeth like me
And when you sink them in what you believe
It's sweeter by degrees of what's destined to be, degrees

But when you're finally making ground,
They will come to knock you down
Just when some fragile thing begins,
They'll come crashing in
You may have braved the last attack,
But they'll keep coming back

Don't let go the hunger
They can't fight the appetite
Don't let go the hunger

So you build with your soul
And you dream with your hands
And you ink with your blood
All your masterful plans

Life (Give and Take)

Written By: Justin Brown

Life! It takes and it gives, makes and re-lives, breaks and re-builds.

Life! It's a family game, we all drive the same car, but we're different

Don't say goodbye, I'll see you again, my friend, of a friend,
we can go wherever you want to, never finding the end.

It's a common progression.

Life! Brings pain and it heals, it shakes and then it's still, it rains and refills.

Life! It will come to you, it always does. you don't have to move, but you should.

Don't say goodbye, I'll see you again my friends, we can go wherever you want to never finding the end

It's a common progression, so common.

It's a common progression.

It Takes Time

Written By: Justin Brown

Hey! I just want you to be part of this
But it's hard to tell you get close to me
We decide what good friends we can be
Is this illusion, confusion, or is this just what's meant to be?

For it's been a thousand times that I've been here
Can it last? Can my past start movin' forward?

To embrace times, we look for signs just like these
Well my resolution's finding solutions to the problems at be

Let me know when you know
And I know it takes time
Let me know when you know
And I know it takes time
But its so hard to tell you

I just want you to be..

Eager to find that there's more to finish
What I start, I'll push my luck (I push my luck)
Go too far and make too much
Though when you're first starting out
The path unpaved
The story takes time to develop
Like a picture of your face

A Screw Loose (Or So...)

Written By: Justin Brown

I had a dream last night, yea brain I hear ya
There's been a lot on you, a lot on me, I feel ya

I had a dream last night, yea brain I hear ya
There's been a lot on you, and lot on me , I feel ya

Guess I'll just know, there's another level to explore
On a submarine skimmin' on the bottom, of the deep
Ocean floor, yea will it get to deep for the company I keep
And should I, should I still swim down there?

The prose and con's, the plus and the minuses
Have been playin' in my brain like an uneven game
The prose and con's, the plus and the minuses
Have been playin' in my brain like an uneven game

A tug of war, which side wants it more?
And why the hell am I pullin' on this rope anyways?
I hate when I fall, 'cause you know how I love to,
Fall thinking, come on lets swim down there

(Guitar Solo)

You keep forgetting, I don't fall into everybody, every water
Thinkin' this ship is gonna drown
You keep forgetting, I don't fall into everybody, every water
Thinkin' this ship is gonna drown

Holes will make the mast, but our friend squid has eight hands to steer and patch them up,
Y'say if I'm not always there to make you realize
Then that's what you'll remember

The sand's getting higher and the water's getting lower
And I can't tell but I think we're moving forward

(Improv Jam)

Discography

NewFields - 2010

Set List

We usually play one or two (1.5 hour sets), and currently have enough material to play for 4+hrs.

We maintain a heavy concentration on original material, with an appropriate blend of covers.