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Impeccable guitarist Brian John McBrearty to perform the Art Dept. gallery on February 26th

Brian John McBrearty | photo by Sean McBrearty | courtesy of the artist
Brian John McBrearty | photo by Sean McBrearty | courtesy of the artist

There’s an effortless quality to the way Brian John McBrearty plays the guitar. Notes roll of his fingertips, falling into perfectly crafted, beautifully tranquil melodies. McBrearty’s technical prowess is no surprise — the Philly native studied jazz at the prestigious New York University. But ironically enough, on his 2015 debut acoustic album, Things I Recall, jazz is conspicuously absent. Instead, McBrearty explores more contemporary sounds, coaxing a range of textures out of his instrument, from delicate folk finger-picking to reverberating ambient sound waves. Continue reading →