BRYAN JOHN APPLEBY
Seattle is filled with countless singer-songwriter’s trying to make their name. It’s a messy situation and can be very hard to follow. So when you hear one specific name over and over again, there is undoubtedly something special happening there.
Dear friend of iSheetMusic, Bryan John Appleby, is one such name that has been floating around the Seattle scene lately and proves the hypothesis. His latest album “Fire on the Vine” is a soulful, powerful but yet delicate conversation with the songwriter. He released the album on July 30 at Columbia City Theater.
Appleby’s soft voice catches the listener off guard when he croons convicting lines such as, “so hold your tongue and don’t let your vices linger.” Similarly, the light and dreamy finger picking heard throughout the album is abruptly interrupted with stomps, crashes, and gospel cries like in the song “Boys.”
The sound of a clicking reel heard throughout the album assists in the visualization of Appleby’s wonderful self story told through song.
A digital copy of the album can be purchased on Bryan’s Bandcamp or on vinyl at Sonic Boom in Ballard.