Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller Bryan Swerling hails from New York City.  Originally, from Columbia, South Carolina, Swerling grew up on Two Notch Rd., a forgotten stretch of US1, which snaked along the Eastern Seaboard which once connected the North and South in commerce, culture, artists, and musicians.  The street name Two Notch Rd., comes from a simpler time when there were no traffic lights or street signs, and the street was identified by two posts with two notches carved.  His family, originally from New York City, emigrated South during the turbulent Civil Rights era of the late 1950s.  In was in this deep southerner atmosphere where Swerling was exposed to a confluence of rock, country, rhythm and blues, folk, funk, and jazz.  From an early age, Swerling studied piano, percussion, and guitar, in addition to observing, digesting, and writing poetry, lyrics, and stories about the exhilarating, dark, and complex world he grew up in.


For his debut album, Swerling has put together a super group of New York’s finest musicians including, Scott Chaslen on keys (Ulu, The Machine), Stu Mahan on bass (Eric Krasno, The London Souls), Ryan Ball on lead guitar  (The Machine), and Randy Schrager on drums, (Jesse Malin, Sister Sisters), and Rob Ritchie (Andy Rourke). With a budget that exceeded most independent bands debut albums, the team took the studio for five months in a quest, as Swerling states, “to create a fusion of rock, country, soul, and funk, and resurrect those genres from the formulaic sterility that the digital age has brought.”  The album was mostly inspired by a road trip Swerling and his friend took to see the great musical landmarks of the South after they both ended long term relationships.


With gut wrenching lyrics and ferocious vocals, Swerling bleeds all over his debut album telling stories and exploring adult themes revolving around vulnerability, control, infidelity and unrequited love.  Yet, Swerling comes full circle and leaves us with a tinge of hopeful optimism and renewal.  Bryan Swerling and Two Notch Rd. have delivered an album which will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on our insatiable existential struggle and desire to find meaning in the other.  But most importantly, Swerling has delivered an album that will make you feel.


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Join this year’s Austin edition Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer with Sneak Attack Media and special guests Music Ally, Lucky Hound Music, DISCO and Endless Riff.  We’re pleased to join FLOOD Magazine‘s FLOODfest again at Cedar Street Courtyard. Come grab a beer with some incredibly awesome folks in the music + music tech industries. More info and RSVP here

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Free Artist Consultation for Indie Musicians!

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