Bryan McPherson to release 'Wedgewood' June 10th

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Submitted by Publicity Please on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:06 pm

Los-Angeles based, Boston-bred folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson is set to release his third album, the dynamic Wedgewood via O.F.D. Records on June 10th.  Fresh on the heels of a 24-date European tour, he kicks off the U.S. headlining leg on June 11th in Portland, Maine.  Wedgewood is available for presale at http://bit.ly/1KoS9SC.

Melding Americana, folk, alternative, and punk into one incendiary, incisive sound, Bryan pays homage to influences such as Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The Violent Femmes, Bruce Springsteen and Ani DiFranco. He self-produced Wedgewood at Flying Whale Studios in the secluded foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.  The record boasts unforgettable hooks, soaring melodies and powerful stories.

His immersion in Occupy Oakland in 2011 was a life-changing experience that heavily informed Wedgewood.  In between playing shows on “Teargas Tuesday” and dodging rubber bullets in the name of change at Occupy, he began to collate and catalog the inspiration for the 11-song set.  “The things I witnessed at Occupy Oakland hit me hard,” shares Bryan. “The experience ignited a fire and a furor in me that are reflected on the album.”

Wedgewood springs to life with the first single “Born On A Highway” (http://bit.ly/1ESBBlj) that rolls along on stark yet lush instrumentation mixed with Bryan’s potent cadence. “Here We Go” (http://bit.ly/1Kaj9EB) is a call-to-action with its sharp lyrics and vibrant instrumentation, while “Hearts in Boxcars” depicts a strained love story of two people who must go in different directions. The expansive “Song From The Moon” illuminates the breadth of Wedgewood with its revolutionary characters and spirit.

Touring year-round, Bryan has hit the road many times with punk luminaries Dropkick Murphys, he’s opened for the legendary Chuck Berry and boasts a fan in Slash. He’s received much critical acclaim, with the San Francisco Bay Guardian praising, “His words aren’t just cerebral ponderings about the state of the government. It is one man belting—at the top of his lungs—his honest, emotional impressions of the world.”

Bryan McPherson U.S. Tour*

6/11 Portland, ME at Matthew’s Pub

6/12 Boston, MA at The Midway Cafe 

6/13 New York, NY at The Map Room at Bowery Electric 

6/14 Asbury Park, NJ at Russo Music 

6/16 Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie

6/17 New Brunswick, NJ at The Court Tavern 

6/18 Trenton, NJ at Mill Hill Basement

6/19 Syracuse, NY at Gorham Brothers Music

6/20 Oswego, NY at The Barn 

6/24 Newport, KY at The Thompson House (Heaven Room) 

6/25 Indianapolis, IN at Sabbatical 

6/26 St. Ann, MO at The Waiting Room 

6/27 Chicago, IL at Reggies

6/29 Laramie, WY at Gusty Gully 

6/30 Fort Collins, CO at The Forge Pub

7/1 Salt Lake City, UT at The Garage

7/2 Colfax, CA at The Colfax Theater

7/3 Santa Cruz, CA at The Crepe Place

7/5 Oakland, CA at The Nightlight

*UK Singer-songwriter Louise Distras is the opener for all shows

 

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