Singer/guitarist Braden’s music is like a nostalgic breath of fresh air, from a time when music on the radio used to have more than 4 chords. His lyrics are like a coloring book – the lines are there, but it’s your job to fill in the colors. Emotional but ambiguous, in a way that allows the listener to take his or her own unique experience. From soft, gentle acoustic guitars to full-blown grunge that harkens back to Cobain, Cornell, and Staley, Braden’s music runs the full gamut. Not your typical singer-songwriter, Braden constantly strives to write new music that’s not quite like the mainstream, but close enough so as to not alienate the listener. Whether playing solo with just his guitar or rocking out with his band, you’ll surely be in for a good show.
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A native of Seattle, Washington, Braden came to NYC a decade ago to study jazz with some of the greatest musicians in the world, then quickly became a regular on NYC’s many different music scenes, from jazz to rock and everything inbetween. Braden performs regularly with Double Down, Betty Reds, his own project, BRADEN, and plays mandolin and guitar for the popular Off-Broadway musical Italian Bred. He’s worked with Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Steve Holley (Wings), Daniel Glass (Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer), Charlie Lagond (Buddy Rich, Jackson Five, Kid Creole and the Coconuts), and Harry Whitaker (Roberta Flack, Roy Ayers), just to name a few. He is also an in-demand freelance guitarist and singer, and doubles on mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and bass, and is a highly experienced private teacher.