Bryan John Appleby
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