Live Music – Brendan Mayer Duo – October 27
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brendan Mayer is quickly gaining attention as an artist and songwriter, with his signature voice and intelligent songs. The son of acclaimed guitarist and songwriter, Peter Mayer, Brendan has crafted his artistry from a young age. A long-time resident of Nashville,TN, Brendan was the lead singer of buzz-band, The Turf, sharing the stage with successful acts such as American Bang and Jeff the Brotherhood. He has also been featured as a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, including as guitarist/vocalist during a four show run at the famous La Cigale in Paris. In 2014, Brendan released his debut album, the Getaway Car EP, on Mailboat Records.
If it’s true that an artist’s job is to captivate us for however long they have asked for our attention, no one has looked away from Eric Erdman since he first took the stage to front a band. Maybe that is because there is nothing between Eric and his audience, between Eric and the world. He lets it all in and what comes back is a poet’s soul in a troubadour’s voice. Face to face with the crowds, singing of the challenges facing the youth, the country, and the heartbroken have fueled four studio albums and 7 live albums, constant international gigging that included four USO tours to support troops overseas, and only seared in Eric’s need to write about what he sees, what he feels. Actor Bruce Greenwood speaks of Eric’s inspiration that makes the musicians on his projects “as emotionally involved” as he is, his guitar work, “stunning and specific” pulling the listener “inside the song”. Eric has penned a theme song for a nationally televised show, produced every genre from big band to country, plays guitar in both the Buddy Rich Big Band and Nadirah Shakoor’s band, and is the Music Director for the Pied Valley Radio Show (feat. Radney Foster) which begins filming in 2021. Eric accomplishes all these varied endeavors and he does so naturally, because a true artist can’t be pigeonholed. Eric hears what a song should sound like before it’s really a song. Then he digs as deep to both fully realize the song and then bring it to the people that need to hear it.
Together, these two make a powerful duo like no other!