Sunday August 5th Franklin County Fair Malone, New York
Interview by William Bolton and Neil "Montana" Tremblay
| We first met Bryan at Indian Ranch in Webster Mass. when we interviewed Tanya Tucker. Knowing that Byran was very talented and that he had a new album out we wanted to interview him first chance we got. That chance come in Malone, New York.
C.C.C.: It is very interesting that you are not only in Tanya`s band, but are also her road manager. Tell us how all this came together.
Bryan: I first started working with Tanya about six years ago. I had just arrived in Nashville from Los Angeles. I was raised in West Virginia but had moved to Los Angeles. I have dgree in music I`ve studied it all my life. When I arrived in Nshville I was looking for any gig I could get I needed to make money. I started off as crew and was promoted to stage manager. I learned each job from the people who had done it before me. I was then offered a spot as Tanya`s Acoustic guitar player, singer and background singer. I was happy to have a foot in the door. I worked in my previous capacities and was later offered the job of road manager.
C.C.C.: Are you on a label?
Bryan: I have my own label. The name of the record label is Little Edison Records.
C.C.C.: What is the title of your new album?
Bryan: Bryan Frasher
C.C.C.: When will it be out?
Bryan: The single Drive On is on the radio now. And the album will be released in August in limited areas.
C.C.C.: You seem to already have a good following, are you on the net?
Bryan: Yes. www.bryanfrasher.com.
C.C.C.: Do you already have a fan club?
Bryan: No I do not have a fan club yet but I do have a email list on the website.
C.C.C.: When will you start touring on your own?
Bryan: Hopefully, this fall I will tour on my own working around my dates with Tanya.
I have one date solidly booked at the Bluebird cafť in Nashville on October 21st. I have a commitment to Tanya and want to make sure sheís well taken care of. She has asked me if I would open shows for her and it might start happening.
C.C.C.: How would you describe your album/style?
Country, earthy, honest, country. I donít feel bound to any stereotypical country sound. Itís just the way I do music. I want to make an album that you can put in your car cd player and listen to it first song to last and like each one.
C.C.C.: Who are your brightest influences?
I have a diverse musical background. I have a degree in classical music, but I grew up listening to bluegrass. I have allot of bluegrass influences, Ralph Stanley was one of the biggest. I also have some more modern influences such as Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.
C.C.C.: Who do you listen to?
Bryan: I listen to just about everything.
C.C.C.: Do you like other genre of music?
I like all kinds of music.
C.C.C.: How do you feel about pop crossover or even now rap crossover?
Bryan: I like music that is good, honest and powerful. Just like country music, rap when itís done right talks about real life and is powerful. Country/pop however is often sugar coated and watered down. Iíd say just be honest as an artist and do what you do.
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