Jammin Java presents: Luke Brindley: Jammin Java 20th Anniversary Concert
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“Top 12 Indie Releases of 2020” – American Songwriter
“The rambling acoustic environment of New Morning—era Dylan and the smokiness of early Townes Van Zandt…his own compelling musical voice.” – Acoustic Guitar
“Digging deep and mining for the soul…One Of The Top 12 Albums of the Year” – Paste Magazine
“Magical…an early contender for one the best albums of the year.” – The Washington Post
I’ve been obsessed with writing songs and the guitar for as long as I can remember. I grew up in New Jersey, married young, am an adoptive parent, and the son of a preacher man.
The songs have a definite focus on the lyrics and hopefully offer a kind of deeper perspective. I tend to gravitate toward the larger worldview questions such as, Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? What does it mean to know another person? To love someone?
In 2010 I released A Hidden Wholeness.
In 2011 and 2012, I released two records with my old band, Native Run.
In 2013, I released a song every week (52 songs) with producer Chip Johnson and some talented special guests.
In 2014 I released The Whiskey Switch, a stripped-down folk/Americana record with Mike Meadows (Taylor Swift), on mandolin and banjo and DC’s Laura Tsaggaris on harmonies.
In 2015 I released Crack of Light – a fan-funded, full-band record featuring Stephen Kellogg, The Alternate Routes, Emily Hearn, Molly Parden, and more. It received airplay on SiriusXM and was featured in The Washington Post, American Songwriter, and more.
In 2016 I released Invitation To Joy, an 12-song album of fingerstyle guitar instrumentals featuring special guests David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Bobby McFerrin) on mandolin and fiddle, Todd Isler (Sting, Mike Gordon) on percussion, and Joe Fitzgerald (Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman) on bass.
In 2017 I released an album of Christmas songs for solo fingerstyle guitar.
In 2018 I released the Dream Songs EP – the first of three EPs in a series.
In 2019 I managed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund two new records – The Devil’s Drum – an 11-song album of songs and Thin Spaces – a 15-song album of fingerstyle guitar music.
In 2020 I released Thin Spaces and The Devil’s Drum. American Songwriter named them two of the “Top 12 Indie Releases of 2020”.
I’m not touring at the moment so I write and record a lot, am raising a family, and running some of the best clubs in the country with my brothers.