Bryan John Appleby


Seattle, WA

Bryan John Appleby is an independent folk artist living and working in Beacon Hill, Seattle. He regularly tours the western states, performing both solo and with a band. His production pallet draws from elements of psychedelia, wall-of-sound, classic cinema, shoegaze, tropicalia, and mid-century pop. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest from the Central Coast, he has played and toured with Damien Jurado, Deep Sea Diver, Y La Bamba, The Head and the Heart, Sera Cahoone, Tomo Nakayama, Pure Bathing Culture, and Blitzen Trapper. Additionally, he plays as a member in a variety of West Coast bands including Prism Tats, Tomten, Fine Arts, and K Skelton. His new full-length, Underwater Easy Breathing (Plume Records) is now available. Lush, coastal, synth-laced; the album is a natural next step in Appleby’s meandering, often densely layered folk repertoire. In addition to recording most of the record alone in a SODO rehearsal space, significant portions were finished with friends (Dillon Sturtevant, Nicholas Wilbur, Tomten) at the Unknown Studio in Anacortes, WA. Previous works include The Narrow Valley (2015), a dense, maximalist concept album drenched in dreamy, orchestral layers and experimental sounds. 2011’s Fire on the Vine is a darker work, with more conventional folk structures and instrumentation.
Fri 3/24 7:40pm: Bryan John Appleby at The District
Bryan John Appleby