Brian McKenzie's guitar riffs were a major contribution to the 90s Rock Scene. He revisits that energy in his new project "Brian McKenzie and Always September" and the new EP "Bruising From the Fall". It is a darker, grittier, emotional singer-songwriter EP, layered with plenty of edgy guitar work, soulful lyrics, and a colossal rhythm section. This 6 song EP is sure to be a pleaser this Fall. Release date to be announced...
"...is a versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and musician. His songs are heartfelt truths, intertwined with emotional musicality and memorable melodies..."
Brian McKenzie started off his music career in the mid 90s in the hard rock genre as the lead guitarist and music writer for Time-Warner / Giant Records artists: "Kilgore (Smudge)". Brian continues to make his mark in the singer-songwriter world, drawing from his influences that range from the velvety smooth crooners of the 1940s and 50s, the heart and angst of vintage country, to the power and energy of rockabilly, vintage rock n' roll, and adult alternative rock. He adds a unique, soulful sound, rich with melodic lines and introspection, and blends the ingredients into a cohesive, well mixed drink that you can easily get lost in. Brian's music has been described as the combination of Chris Isaak, Pete Yorn, Jacob Dylan, and the Mavericks".
"Brian McKenzie has a big heart and it comes across in his music. A true gentleman with a beautiful voice, Brian is a wonderful artist." - Phil Madeira
"Brian McKenzie is the real deal and an honest songwriter. He has it all. Great songs, great voice and the ability to connect on a visceral level. You owe it to yourself to check him out ! " - Gary Mobley, Shubb Capos
“Brian's deep writing and rich voice combine for a unique and memorable musical experience.” - LR Baggs Acoustic Electronics
"Not only does he write tremendous songs (his brand new CD, "Looking Over Yesterday," is consistently excellent and beautifully produced) but McKenzie has an appreciation for classic American music. For every nod to Chris Isaak or the Mavericks, McKenzie offers a subtle and melodic tip of the hat to Marty Robbins or Gordon Lightfoot." - Rick Koster (The Day Connecticut)
Brian McKenzie (solo) @ Cowboy Cafe, Arlington VA
Brian McKenzie (solo) @ Sehkraft Brewing
Solo opener for Taylor Carson Band
Brian McKenzie (solo) @ Petra's
Solo show 8-9
Brian McKenzie (solo) @ Lonerider Brewing Company