"...Brown is massively funky, and uncorks truckloads of energy..." - Michael Molenda, Editor, Guitar Player Magazine

Good Music Un-boxed-in by Genre or Titles

Posted by Trudi Brown on February 15, 2016. 0 Comments

The old axiom in the music industry is that you will get better results by targeting an audience, and that usually meant declaring a well defined structured genre.  It was thought extraordinary if an artist/band could get marketability in more than one genre or market.  

However, the music industry is not what it used to be.  As artists/bands are having to be able to market themselves, because of the decline of the traditional “A&R” backing, and/or because of the developments in technology and social media - Artists are not restricted by the confines that traditional genre labels kept them in.

Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown is one such artist/band.  Gary writes music that he feels, songs based on things in his life and world that inspire him.  His albums contain songs traditionally categorized as blues, but also have songs that are more rock, or heavy metal, or indie, or pop, or rap... Each tune customized to the lyrical content or emotion behind it.  

“ ...Two key aspects of the Bushmaster sound set them apart from the average modern blues-rock band. Musically, Brown and his crew draw upon influences ranging from the obvious (Jimi Hendrix, for example) to the sublime (world beat, Latin rock, and – oh yeah! – Funkadelic). Lyrically, Brown seems to be influenced heavily by hip-hop revolutionaries Chuck D [Public Enemy] and KRS-One [Boogie Down Productions], adding a much-needed kick in the backside to the very concept of the blues..."- the Impaler, The Impaler Speaks

"... Bushmaster is undeniably a great guitar player. The versatility of styles shows that he isn’t going to be put neatly in one category, instead he’s going to lay down everything from a Walking Blues groove in ’40 Acres and A Mule’, then he’s going to give you a funky dance feel in ‘Victim of Nostalgia Remix’. That was the fun in listening to this CD, it was always something different. What really impressed me was the variety of subjects that Bushmaster tackled lyrically. ‘Arizona Shame On Ya’ and ‘War on the Poor’ take a look at some of the hottest issues of our times. ‘Nothing Up Your Sleeve’ with it’s less aggressive sound and soulful delivery asks you to take a look at your own behavior; ‘Phony People’ is a funky look at the people that stab you in the back as soon as you let your guard down. It seems to me that there aren't many things that are off limits in his lyrics..."- Melissa Martinez, Rock Over America

Listen for yourself - you will see why Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown has such a wide appeal, music that defies traditional boxes, music that brings all sorts of people together to embrace a common ideal - Good Music.

 "...expression of emotion that the true masters of their instrument can bring..."- Blues Bunny, Blues Bunny Magazine

Explore more about the band and their music:  BushmasterBlues.com


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