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Brian Whelan at the Buckhorn

Brian Whelan is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who has recently added producer to his credits. He is a former member of the power-pop band, The Broken West (2004) and the Americana indie rock band, Apex Manor (2010- both bands on Merge Records). Whelan’s a multi-instrumentalist who has played with the illustrious Chuck Berry and was a longtime member of Dwight Yoakam’s band. A Seattle native who moved to San Jose, CA in 1996, Whelan came to L.A. to study music at the University of Southern California and L.A. is where he has made his home.

Whelan’s music has had comparisons to Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly with some 90’s brit pop thrown in. His first album, Decider was released in 2012, and his brand new record, Sugarland was released in March 2016 and was produced by Dwight bandmate and drummer, Mitch Marine.

Earlier Event: December 7
Parting Lines at the Buckhorn
Later Event: December 21
CB Brand at the Buckhorn