Brendan James

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Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Brendan James

Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, N.H. His ongs have been featured on many television shows, including Private Practice, American Idol, Bones, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. His first three albums climbed the iTunes Top 10 pop charts, and his touring schedule has seen him playing alongside the likes of John Mayer, Paula Cole, and Keb Mo.

James is known for lyrics that tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality.

In 2013, James released his fifth album, Simplify, produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa). Of the album’s title track, James says, “The process of evolution, especially technological evolution, is occurring at such blinding speeds these days that we must take collective moments to breathe together, find calm together, or we will forever leave behind our real essence as animals in paradise.”

While attending college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Mikey Wax honed his skills as both a singer and songwriter and released his debut album Change Again in 2009. The album received a strong initial reaction on social media sites like Facebook and Youtube thanks in part to friends and a small group of early supporters. Shortly after, the single "In Case I Go Again" was selected by YouTube to be a featured music video on it's homepage, resulting in over half a million views and propelling the album to the top 100 on the iTunes pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Mikey has performed nation-wide sharing the stage with artists such as Howie Day, Jon McLaughlin, Andy Grammer, Tony Lucca, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Graham Colton and Landon Pigg, among others.

Brian Jarvis will also be supporting.

Watch a music video for Brendan James’s “Simplify” here: