Brian Berthiume

While watching Brian play in Concrete Buddha at uptown New Orleans night clubs, when I was 15-16 years old, he was no less than an adult, professional rock and Roll musician, with a real, Gibson Les Paul. When he records with me he becomes trance- like, centered with headphones, his guitar and effects pedals. More so than anyone I can think of it looks and feels like a disciplined practice of love and devotion. I’m grateful to Steve Daffner who calls Brian a ‘master of guitar tone’ and suggested to me that I ask Brian to record with me a few years ago. Brians’s enthusiasm and sensitivity around all aspects of music can feel intoxicating. He effortlessly unravels relevant theory and connects dots on musical archetypes and styles throughout our conversations.

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