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Sam Brenner

Meet the Artist: Sam Brenner (vocals, guitar)

From the Bedroom to Band Rehearsal: Currently living in Lyndhurst after graduating from John Carroll University in 2009, the Buffalo native sharpened his writing and playing skills in his bedroom. That situation eased Brenner's transition into live performances as a solo artist. On his debut, Where We Begin, and on his upcoming second album, he uses a backing band to flesh out the sound.

Approach to Songwriting and Career:

Brenner makes no apologies that he wants his music to appeal to the masses. "I am just looking to create honest, thoughtful music that can relate to a lot of people, but that doesn't mean it can't be sophisticated, well thought-out and exploratory. It just means I've embraced my role as a pop singer-songwriter."

Have Guitar Will Travel:

Brenner has played around Northeast Ohio and performed in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. He recently played his new single, "Kind of Love," on Channel 3's Good Company.

Why You Should Hear Him:

His early material bears the influence of John Mayer and Jason Mraz, but he grew up listening to Paul Simon, James Taylor, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, and Bruce Springsteen and now listens heavily to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Jackson Browne. Brenner makes sure that each concert's set list is different.

Where You Can Hear Him:

sambrenner.com

Where You Can See Him:

He performs at Brothers Lounge on Saturday, Nov. 3.

— John Patrick Gatta

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