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PREMIERE: Brandon Wayne DeMaris’ title track from his upcoming album “Brave Bones”

Austin-based singer-songwriter Brandon Wayne DeMaris is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of his debut album, “Brave Bones,” out on Friday, April 5, with an official release show on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 

“Like so many other folks, I moved to Austin because of the music scene,” said DeMaris. “We have a rare culture here that values, celebrates, and honors independent musicians, and in so many ways, that’s what makes my professional life so meaningful to me. To have the privilege of putting out my own album and to be recognized as an Austin artist is nothing short of a dream come true.”

“Brave Bones” features DeMaris on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, along with his co-producers Dave Madden on bass, electric and acoustic guitar, piano, organ and background vocals, David Messier on drums, percussion, electric guitar and background vocals, and Andre Cantave on electric guitar. The record also features Akina Adderley contributing background vocals and lead vocal on the third verse of the song, “We All Need Hope,” Grace Pettis on background vocals throughout the record and Adam Countryman playing mandolin and electric guitar throughout the record. Interestingly enough, while DeMaris considers his co-producers as “the band,” there will be a different group of musicians performing the music live for his album release show.

Today’s first sneak peek into this incredible record comes in the way of the album’s title track, an infectious track that pretty much sets the tone of the whole album filled with melodic acoustic guitars, some nice piano additions and great harmonies overall.

DeMaris has been working in the music industry in Austin for over 15 years, serving as a patron of the arts, working as a band manager, booking agent, event producer and industry advocate for musicians in the city. For over a decade, his company DeMaris Entertainment has specialized in talent buying and concert production, believing that live music can enhance any event. Through the company, DeMaris and his team have served as the exclusive Talent Buyer for esteemed Austin-based non-profit Black Fret, producing well over 100 events as well as the organization’s annual Black Fret Ball over the last five years. DeMaris has also produced the MusiCares Sober Jam for 12 years and counting, providing musicians in addiction recovery a safe and sober environment to perform.

After all these years working behind the scenes, DeMaris has decided that now is the time to pursue his passion directly and he’s ready to embark upon his own musical journey with the release of his debut record. Delving into his music, DeMaris calls “Brave Bones” a “case study” on the cost of doing business as an independent artist. He is choosing to be very forthright about the costs of being an independent artist, publicizing the information on his GoFundMe page to show just how crucial it is to support local and independent music.

THE “BRAVE BONES” TRACKLIST IS AS FOLLOWS:

Don’t Be Afraid

Things Can Change

Family

Dark Before The Dawn

We All Need Hope

Walls Fall Down

Shooting Stars

Brave Bones

The official album release party will take place at Antone’s Nightclub, located at 305 E. Fifth St., Austin, Texas 78701. The show will also feature performances from Austin-based musicians Clark Twain, Ray Prim and Donovan Keith. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with Clark Twain kicking off the show at 7 p.m., Ray Prim at 8 p.m., Brandon Wayne DeMaris at 9 p.m. and Donovan Keith closing the show at 10:30 p.m. General admission tickets to the show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For more information on Brandon Wayne DeMaris, please see www.brandonwaynedemaris.com. And download the track here

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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