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BRYNN ELLIOTT performs the song "MIGHT NOT LIKE ME" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY JOHN TAYLOR NELSON
It started when my Dad introduced me to the bands U2, Fleetwood Mac, Guns n' Roses, and Kansas on a road trip. My ears pricked and it was like something awoke in my heart. I was 15 then and overwhelmed with the pursuit of academics. I loved words and books and I was going to be the first person in my immediate family to apply to college. Teaching myself to play guitar helped me get outside of a world of essays and was a huge stress reliever.
What followed from this was an intense love of singing and songwriting. I wrote songs about characters in the books I was reading. I wrote about the real situations of our lives, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, all the contrast we are so well acquainted with in this world. I wrote and still write about these tensions. Always trying to find the uniting and hopeful story of humanity between the notes and lines.
This love for songwriting led me to Portland, Oregon to work with Grammy-award winning producer Clif Magness in a gap year between high school and college. He produced artists I loved as a kid, like Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Since then I’ve worked with producers, such as, Cason Cooley, Nathan Chapman and Kevin Kadish. To work with each of these wonderful people has been such an honor and a dream come true.
In the Fall of 2014, I began college at Harvard University. I continued to write songs about what I was learning in school and began touring monthly. Over the last three years, I’ve opened for artists such as Alanis Morissette, Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, O.A.R, Allen Stone, Parachute and more. Live music, getting to play in front of eager ears, is the thing that keeps me going. I live for live music.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer//Audio//Camera: John Taylor Nelson
Production// Lake City Sounds https://www.lakecitysounds.com
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