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Folk - Alternative | Buffalo, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 13   
Member Since: 2004
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Brrrn, pronounced "Burn", has been developing a musical style uniquely his own in matters of technique, composition, and harmony. What people tend to notice first is the percussive attack brrrn delivers to his acoustic guitar, providing his own drum beat while also managing to strum and fingerpick solid chords, bass lines, and melodies. There's no doubt that this style of playing has lead to a very distinct sound, but brrrn's harmonic choices further separate him from the "been there, done that". Often using jazz chords, and a swinging groove, his music can be said to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk, folk, and even a hint of flamenco. Top that off with lyrics expressing social, psychological, and political feelings, sung with a lot of soul, and you have quite an original.

Growing up in Buffalo, NY is where Bryan Lohr earned his nickname "Brn" from friends that were too lazy to pronounce both syllables. It was expanded to "Brrrn" once winter hit, and not completely by choice. The city and the people of Buffalo were a big influence for Brrrn. By all measure, it's a depressed city, but yet its people are among the friendliest you'd meet. There's a certain darkness in his music when referring to the political and financial aspects that made his home town a dump, but also a cheerfulness and faith in humanity in the face of utter despair that brings hope for the future, and an upbeat feel to the music.