Native American roots-oriented singer-songwriter, painter and poet from Gold Country, California, Brianna Lea Pruett is set to release her newest recording, "Gypsy Bells", through Canyon Records in mid-2013.
Brianna Lea Pruett’s musical expressions travel widely, much like herself. Born in the mountains of Northern California and a singer from her earliest days, she portrays California folk, country, and the musical style of her Appalachian heritage with equal passion as compositions that show a love for jazz, blues, and soul music.
With a musical education that came mostly from her parents vinyl collection – a mix of classical and choir, Jimi Hendrix, Roberta Flack, Janis Joplin, Leo Kottke, Leonard Cohen, John Denver, and Carole King, and Doc Watson, she works with diverse artists in many genres. Brianna studied with Meredith Monk’s House Foundation in NYC and continues to use the methods, which became an inspiration for her in 2005. She is learning to speak and sing in her native languages of Cherokee and Choctaw, a lifetime journey.
She has shared stages with Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude, Jacob Golden, Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters, Two Sheds, Nick Jaina, Coal Beautiere, Karl Blau, Lady Lazarus, Good Shield Aguilar, and others. One continued influence she cites is her philosophy of art making. “Being a performer, an artist, a writer, a commentator or contributor has responsibilities of being authentic to one’s important things in life.” Love, family, home, and heritage consistently show up in the music.
In 2010, Pruett released a full length album, The Stars, The Moon, The Owl, The Cougar, and You and in 2012 she released an EP titled Keeping You In Mind.
Brianna is currently in the midst of a spring tour in the U.S., promoting the material from "Gypsy Bells" to be released in mid-2013 through Canyon Records.
|Feb 17 / Berkeley / Rasputin Records
Feb 17 / San Francisco / Brainwash
Feb 20/ San Luis Obispo / The Sanitarium
Feb 21 / San Diego / Across The Street at Mueller
Feb 22 / Tucson / Bookman’s on Speedway
Feb 23 / Tucson / Bookman’s on Grant
Feb 25 / Albuquerque / Zinc Wine Bar
March 6 / Austin / Kick Butt Coffee
March 7 / Austin / Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse
March 7 / Austin / Swan Dive
Mach 19 / Houston / Dean’s
|March 20 / Baton Rouge / HTGT Thrift
March 21 / New Orleans / Fair Grinds
March 23 / Savannah / The Sentient Bean
March 26 / Jacksonville / Jax Underbelly
April 4 / Raleigh / Schoolkids Records
April 5 / Raleigh / Sadlack’s
April 7 / Durham / Fullsteam Brewery
April 9 / New York / Ella Lounge
April 10 / New York / Two Moon Art House
April 10 / New York / Goodbye Blue Monday
April 12 / New York / Red Hook Bait & Tackle
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