We did a quick Q&A to get to know our band members. Keep reading to learn more about our bass playing bass singer, Brian.
Where are you from and how did you end up in Kansas City?
Originally from St. Louis, I came to KC in 2009 for grad school at UMKC.
When did you start playing and singing music?
My first instrument was piano, taking lessons from my neighbor's great grandma at their music store on the corner. I played trumpet and french horn for a while before turning to stringed instruments (guitar, mandolin, bass). I started singing in church and in Christmas musicals at school (I've played a sheep more than once).
What is your favorite thing about being in Cowtown Country Club?
Getting to produce such high level music with such fabulous people. It's like singing in a top-notch choir, except that we get to drink beer.
Do you have a favorite song?
For a Cowtown song, I would have to say Peaches. It was always a fun song, but I think our version is just wild. In general favorite song, Jolene by Cake (not the same as Dolly Parton's song of the same name, though I do love that song too).
What other kinds of music do you play?
I love jam sessions, sing-alongs, and hootenannies. And I enjoy trying to play jazz piano.
If you could meet one country music legend who would it be and why?
I would have said Willie Nelson, but I did meet him (you'll have to ask about that one). I'd like to meet to Patsy Kline, she seemed like a total boss.
What is something people are surprised to learn about you?
If they don't know me through work, people are usually surprised to learn that I'm an economist, which I take as a compliment.
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