Local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brian Alan Hager has just released The Condition of Things. His full-length debut, it blends blues, rock and jazz.
Hager began playing guitar and keyboards at the age of 8, shortly after his mom passed away from diabetes and heart disease. Hager, who studied music at community college before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, then started writing songs, recording them on portable cassette players. He gave up music briefly to study computer programming and has held several IT jobs since.
In 2003, he joined the local glam band Vanity Crash and stayed with them for several years before forming his own glam rock band, the Chromes, in 2012. He also performs as one half of the art rock duo Infinite Twelve and has performed, toured and recorded with local blues artist Travis Haddix since 2008, serving as producer on several of Haddix's albums.
Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]