Sal Brian

  • Thirsty Scholar 111 East 16th Street Indianapolis, IN, 46202 United States

As a young singer-songwriter growing up in small-town Florida, Sal Brian became increasingly jaded with the open mic and cover band scene that surrounded him. Feeling uninspired by the lack of creativity and originality that permeated his environment, he exiled himself into a hazy immersion in his own artistic self-actualization, honing his craft in the seclusion of his rural home. Now, at the drifting age of 20, Brian is currently poised to embark on a van-dwelling pilgrimage across the variegated American landscape, singing his open songs in open rooms across the patchwork.

Brian's music stands on its own young legs, but fans of postmodern folk revival voices like Bon Iver and Bright Eyes will take to it like kudzu. With a nakedly sincere voice that hasn’t yet shaken all of its youthful angst, he sings contemplative, lyrically-driven music with unabashed vulnerability. Marked by a maturity and sharpness beyond his years, he uses his songs to explore the intricacies and subtleties of what it means to be human; and what happens when we find that we are not alone in the endeavor.

During his upcoming journeys,  Brian will visit Indianapolis, IN where he will be partnering with psych-folk singer-songwriter Joshua Powell (Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery), to produce his debut record, which will be available at the end of the year.