“The rambling acoustic environment of New Morning—era Dylan and the smokiness of early Townes Van Zandt…his own compelling musical voice.” – Acoustic Guitar
“Digging deep and mining for the soul…One Of The Top 12 Albums of the Year” – Paste Magazine
“Magical…an early contender for one the best albums of the year.” – The Washington Post
I’ve been obsessed with writing songs and the guitar for as long as I can remember. I married young, am an adoptive parent, and the son of a preacher man. I toured a lot for a few years and put out a few records as Luke Brindley, Brindley Brothers, and Native Run. I never quite fit into (or cared about) “the business”. I grew up in New Jersey but live outside of Washington, DC. Along with my brothers, I run Jammin Java in Vienna,VA – one of the Top 100 Clubs In The World.
The songs have a definite focus on the lyrics and hopefully offer a kind of deeper perspective. I tend to gravitate toward the larger worldview questions such as, Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? What does it mean to know another person? To love someone?
In 2010 I released A Hidden Wholeness.
In 2011 and 2012, I released two records with my old band, Native Run.
In 2013, I released a song every week (52 songs) with producer Chip Johnson and some talented special guests. You can download them here: http://bit.ly/1dVeQPL
In 2014 I released The Whiskey Switch, a stripped-down folk/americana record with Taylor Swift sideman, Mike Meadows, on mandolin and banjo and DC’s Laura Tsaggaris on harmonies.
In 2015 I released Crack of Light - a fan-funded, full-band record featuring Stephen Kellogg, The Alternate Routes, Emily Hearn, Molly Parden, and more. It received airplay on SiriusXM and was featured in The Washington Post, American Songwriter, and more.
In 2016 I am releasing Invitation To Joy, an 12-song album of fingerstyle guitar instrumentals featuring special guests David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Bobby McFerrin) on mandolin and fiddle, Todd Isler (Sting, Mike Gordon) on percussion, and Joe Fitzgerald (Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman) on bass.
I'm not touring at the moment so I write and record a lot. Currently, I'm recording a fingerstyle guitar record and am writing a lot with other people, raising a family, and running one of the best clubs in the country.