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My Birthday Gift, to you!

I just had a birthday. Two things happened. I got a tattoo, and I recorded a song. I did both in the company of good friends.The song is my take on a Leonard Cohen song, "Bird On A Wire". Not coincidentally, so is the tattoo.

I want to share both with you, but not before I say how grateful I am for this life, and to all of you (if you're reading this, I'm referring to you) for the endless support and kindness. Each year I'm reminded how many good people inhabit this planet, and particularly how many I'm lucky to know.

With that said, it's an uphill battle, for each of us. Every day presents new challenges. Challenges to our spirit, our faith (whatever that may be), and to our will. It is a great virtue to be able to continually get knocked down, only to rise again to push that boulder up the hill. It's an even greater virtue then, to stay true, and free, in the face of this hardship. Yet, we hear stories every day of just that: The resilient human spirit.

This inspires me. I hope it does you, as well.

Now, without further ado, it's time to share my birthday gifts to myself, with you!

First, have a look-see at my brand new piece...

 I've tried, in my way, to be free.

I've tried, in my way, to be free.

And second, have a listen to my brand new version of "Bird On A Wire". It's yours if you want to DOWNLOAD it, all I ask in return is that you SHARE or TWEET this player so others can find me.

Below are TWO OPTIONS to get Your exclusive download and spread the word. Each take Only a few clicks. Choose the one you prefer. And THANK YOU! I Hope You Enjoy.

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Thank you and please leave me comments!

*Special thanks to Amy Purifoy, Melissa Kohne, and Jason Knight, for belting out those big choruses with me.

For Mom, Everyday. (Springsteen to Stewart)

I didn’t send my Mom a card for Mother’s Day this year. Instead, I recorded this song for her. It’s a Springsteen song called “Jesus Was An Only Son”. Before you get nervous, it’s not a religious song. It’s a story about the Mother archetype, to borrow terminology from another hero, Carl Jung.

 Springsteen to Stewart

I found it fitting because it tells of the lasting, binding love between a mother and child. But it also speaks of ALL Love. The Big Picture kind of Love. The kind that you share with a friend, a parent, a spiritual deity, or maybe with your own Soul. It’s the Love that walks beside you as you struggle, and carries you when you’ve fallen and feel as though you cannot go on.

The line that brings it all home, for me, is the last one. Gives me chills singing it. You can probably hear it in my voice.

So. I wanted to give it to my Mother first. Now I want to share it with you. It’s a free download. Yours forever.

All I ask in return is that you SHARE or TWEET this player so others can find me.

Below are TWO OPTIONS to get Your free download and spread the word. Each take Only a few clicks. Choose the one you prefer. And THANK YOU! Hope You Enjoy.

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*Special Thanks to the lovely Alexandra Grace for contributing her cherubic vocal tones to the chorus.

My take on Nick Drake

I've been a long time fan of Nick Drake. Like most, I was introduced to his music via the Volkswagon commercials from some years back. What you may not have known is that his popularity came decades after his early death. He once said outside the recording studio he was working at, "If I'm so good, why am I so broke?". This is a sad truth that many artists face.

He hailed from the age of the Major Labels, when an artist's fate was determined at the hands of the bean-counters at the top of the music business pyramid.

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Luckily for me, and for you, things have changed. Back then, I wouldn't have the ability to do what I'm about to do, RIGHT HERE, on this page, WHICH IS....

SHARING a BRAND NEW SONG!!!

My trusty partner, Chris Tench, and I recorded one of my favorite Nick Drake songs called "Free Ride".

I want you to have it.

All I ask in return is that you SHARE or TWEET this player so others can find me.

This is how the new music world operates. You guys are the Label. Mr. Drake would be proud.

Below are TWO OPTIONS to hear the song and spread the word. Each take Only a few clicks. Choose the one you prefer. And THANK YOU! Hope You Enjoy.

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"Tilt" is Here!! OFFICIALLY RELEASED.

After over a year in the making, we're so, so proud to announce the Digital Release of Brett's 2nd full-length Studio album.... "Tilt".

You can now:

A BIG Thank You to all of You who've been following this journey, and if you just hopped aboard, Welcome, and Thank You too.

Leave us comments about the songs!

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1 Week!

The long awaited release of "Tilt" is ONLY 1 Week away!!

Here's a Brand New video for the opening track, called "Wide Awake".

We hope you love it as much as we do! Please give us feedback by Leaving a Comment below...

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If you do love it, you can Pre-Order it NOW in the Store

Thank You dearly for all the support :-)

Sneak Peek of "Monsters"

For the next 48 Hours ONLY we're giving newsletter subscribers a Sneak Peek of another song from "Tilt", called "Monsters". Listen Below (if you 're not a subscriber, it'll give you a prompt to sign up after a 30-second preview)

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[SONG REMOVED. THANKS TO ALL FOR LISTENING!]

Comments Welcome!!

LIVE Version of "Closer"!

Brett performs "Closer", from his debut album, Necessary Lies, LIVE at LP Field (where the Titans play) in Nashville TN, June 18th, 2010.

Thanks to Josh Vegors for the fantastic recording.

Joining Brett on stage that evening was: Chris Tench on guitars and backup vocals Tres Sasser on Bass guitar and vocals Kevin Cuchia on drums Randy Leago on keys.

Keep an eye out for the album "Tilt" from BRS in February of 2011.

"Tilt" Release Date Moved!

We're simultaneously pleased and sorry to announce that we've had to push back the release of "Tilt" until further notice. It was originally slated for today, July 29th, but we promise there is good reason for the delay. Stay tuned to find out why...

But here is a sneak peak of the ENTIRE record!

Track Listing: 1.Wide Awake 2. Sunshine 3. Home 4. Monsters 5. The Bend 6. Bring Your Love Back 7. Death Ain't Sex 8. Swallow The Sun 9. Paper Doll 10. Godless 11. The Hunter

Share this link with your friends :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m5QZc_CDKI

Big Stage. Big Lights. Big Sound. Great Cause.

This Friday, June 18th, at 9pm, is a FIRST. A FIRST for what you ask?

The FIRST time Brett will be playing most of his new record Live.

And... it's a good cause that Brett holds dear to his heart, the Relay For Life, a Cancer Benefit.

This is a pretty big deal. It's an enormous event. So enormous they had to hold it at LP Field,

the stadium where The Tennessee Titans play football.

If you're local we think you should come. Yes. Yes we do.

Here's  a shot of our rehearsal for our big debut! (more on photos page!)

See You Friday :-)

Check TOUR Page for details.

New Record...New Web Home... Welcome!

So 2009 was an eventful year, and with 2010 we're excited to announce the upcoming release of Brett's latest full length record, "Tilt", scheduled for release July 29, 2010. Very Very soon we'll have lots of goodies here on the site, including new videos, sneak peaks of the new songs, and lots more, so stay tuned.

Hey, why not sign up for the Mailing List to the right? ------------------------------> You could also Subscribe to the RSS feed while you're over in that direction, and all your friends will envy you.

And check out this cool video made by Win Heckert and Ryan Stony!