Brian Weaver is an Independent Musician, native to Irwin, PA. Presently, he’s completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Therapy at Seton Hill University. As a Musician, Brian is focused in the areas of instruction, composition, and live performance. Through his academic pursuits, he’s had the opportunity to work as a student Guitar Instructor for the Community Arts Program at Seton Hill University. In gaining first hand experience as an Instructor, Brian has developed his own service, BIMIS – Bright Idea Music Instruction Services and offers reasonably affordable lessons to students of all ages on a variety of instruments, including Guitar, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Ukulele, Djembe, and Cajon.
Another integral part of Brian’s work as a Freelance Musician is performing live music at local venues for various occasions, such as art shows, culinary events, and weddings. His primary instrument is Guitar and His style could be described as a blend of Folk, Blues, Classical, and Jazz. If you’d like to hear and see an example of Brian’s use of a Loop Pedal during live performance, visit Brian Weaver – Brand New Morn, Living Room Sessions on youtube.com. He also performs regularly with Briar Rose at local restaurant, The Supper Club. Briar Rose is a music duo consisting of vocalist, Chelsea Mazzotta and Brian on Guitar. They perform cover songs, ranging from Folk, Country, Pop, to Jazz and everything in between. If you’d like to keep updated on dates for live performances, check out facebook.com/bweavermusic and facebook.com/briarroseduet.
Here are a few of his most recent performances from the Summer of 2015: August 1st at The Supper Club from 5:30 to 9:00pm with the Summit Band, August 8th at Touchstone Center for Crafts from 5:00 to 7:00pm, August 21st for Wesley Spectrum’s Artragious Event at Be Galleries from 6:30 to 8:00pm, September 4th at The Supper Club from 7:00 to 10:00pm with Briar Rose, September 17th at Ridgeview Towers from 6:30 to 8:00pm with Briar Rose, October 2nd at The Supper Club from 7:00 to 10:00pm with Briar Rose, October 30th at The Supper Club from 7:00 to 10:00pm with Briar Rose, November 17th for a House Show at a local farm from 6:00 to 8:00pm with Briar Rose.
In addition to his work as an Instructor and Performer, Brian also composes original instrumental music. His debut album, Brand New Morn was released April 10th, 2014 and is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and CD Baby. Brand New Morn consists of 12 original songs played on solo Acoustic (steel-string) Guitar. With the help of Backers from Kickstarter, he was able to raise enough funds to work with a creative team, consisting of Audio Engineer, Daivd Sykut, and Graphic Designers, Nick Conti and Kevin Fabrizi. To the date, Brian feels that Brand New Morn is his best set of compositions. However, he has some new material in the works that he’s excited about and is hoping to release in the near future. If you’d like to learn more about Brian’s work as an Independent Musician, feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.