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Show #086: Brian PitzerBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:00:00 PM
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As with the last episode, this week's show has been a long time in the making and completes our two-part look into the Frankfort music scene (see Show #089) as we sample the music of Brian Pitzer. Brian is another one of those multi-faceted players who easily blends and moves between several styles of music – blues, folk, rock, modern country just to name a few. Talking to Brian, you quickly understand that he is a very savvy guy with a lot going on beneath the surface than just playing a few restaurants, coffee houses, and open-air markets. Only hinted at in his lyrics is a wisdom, and often a dark one, that bears closer scrutiny than one listen, and one podcast interview can sufficiently explore.
As the interview indicates, however, this only scratches the surface of where his true loves and influences lie. During the show, he talks a lot about his marketing and business strategies through various networking and organizational memberships which channeled him into professional coaching and mentoring, and finally into working directly with the Nashville recording scene. Always evolving, he is currently working on his next album, which promises to lean more on the rock-and-roll side of the spectrum, and is in the early stages of forming a band to take his music to the next level. A sharp contrast when one considers all of the singer/songwriters in the area who have been getting away from the “band setting” and into to more intimate settings where Brian has already made his mark.
Links referenced in the show:
- Brian Pitzer can be found here: Facebook | Reverb Nation | MySpace | Twitter
- His latest album, "The Hall" is available via his Reverb Nation page. His prior album, "A Few Good Songs" can be purchased from iTunes, Napster, and Amazon.
- "The Hall" was recorded at Soundlogic Studio by Scott Rotler (who also played bass)
- The album also features Derek Marsh of the band Waltz for Venus.
- It takes takes it's name (and chorus) from a quote by writer/journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- He is a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International, who connected him with Kim Copeland Productions were instrumental in helping him get the song American Dream produced in Nashville.
- He is also working closely with Robin Taylor Drake of Trio Productions, to hone his songwriting craft.
- Next month he will be hosting an on-going songwriters showcase at Chateau Thomas Winery in Fishers.
- He is appearing, and contributing mu.sic to, an indiependent short film called "Insider's Perspective" for the Indiana Filmmaker's Network.
- The song Dark Blue will be appearing in Inverted Staircase Productions' film Leah not Leia.
- You can enter to win one of five copies of "The Hall" by logging into the site and going to the contest page.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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