Stone Cottage Studios, a Colorado-based Music Discovery Platform in support and promotion of local and visiting musicians, is hosting a live stream concert with troubadour and pianist Brendan James on April 29. After several months off the mic, James and his trio will reunite for a special virtual show sponsored by Spring44 Distillers. James will pull music from his entire catalogue as well as from his latest release, Leap Taken. As a special offering, the event will be available on-demand until Sunday for anyone who purchases a ticket to watch at their convenience as many times as they like.

The majority of James’ recent work was written overseas while Brendan travelled the world with his wife and children. His music commonly takes cues from artists like Maggie Rogers, Sam Smith, and Adele. Critics have said, “it’s clear from the artist’s own words that he aims to touch the listener’s heart in every song” (American Songwriter). His livestream concert at Stone Cottage Studios will feature live performances through 1080P video and audio technology. “I’m so excited to get back on the mic in such a beautiful setting,” says James. “We’re ready to bring some good energy to this show!”

Brendan James is an American singer-songwriter in the pop/folk genre, akin to David Gray, Jason Mraz, and Elton John. Signed to Capitol Records at age 25, and Universal Records at 28, James has reached the #1 spot on iTunes multiple times along with accruing more than one million fans in 65 countries on Spotify. He has collaborated or toured with the likes of John Mayer, John Legend, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Keb Mo, and Andy Grammar, and his songs have been placed in over 15 major television shows and films worldwide.

Truly summing up Brendan James is a difficult task though – you’d have to meet him, talk with him, or hear him sing his songs to understand his shocking talent and unique purpose in today’s over-saturated music scene. As he puts it: “What I hope to do is calm, strengthen, and transport my listeners to a better self, and in turn maybe I get there too.” And he means it. Penning songs on the topics of love, optimism, political enlightenment, simplifying, self-empowerment, marriage equality, wanderlust, raising a family, ageing, and adventuring aimlessly through the natural world, James has left no stone unturned in his six studio albums to date; and in his words, “I’ve only just begun.”

Stone Cottage Studios Featuring Brendan James

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.