Jay Allen Sanford 4 a.m., Aug. 19
Sound description: Mellow music with a cool chill.
RIYL: Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Sublime, Mason Jennings, the Beatles, Bob Marley
- Brandon Rice SDReader Blog · Aug. 7, 2008
Inception: San Marcos, 2005
Influences: Jack Johnson, Metallica, the Beatles, Jim Croce, Neil Young, the Eagles, Ben Harper, Johnny Cash, Dio, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera, Slipknot, Bob Marley, Donovan Frankenreiter, Brett Dennen
Over two decades, Brandon Rice has honed his craft to fit his sometimes folksy, sometimes rock and roll style of guitar playing. His grandfather was a big-band musician and songwriter. In the early 90s, Rice formed a band in San Diego with his brother and two friends, gigging around town while working in electronics as his day job.
“Not many people can boast of singing the National Anthem at the AMA Supermoto Championship Race,” says Rice, “or writing an average of three songs per day.”
- The Middle Man