SongVault Artist Profile
Georgia, United States
Unable to be encapsulated by a single title, Justin Brogdon is many forms of an artist….a singer, a guitarist, a songwriter. His unique fusion of artforms culminate into a medley of lyrics and music, striking a chord within all who hear the soulful artist. Listeners become captivated by the familiarity of the unfolding story lines in his songs, which share his perception of the daily tribulations in the lives which we all lead. Drawing from his own personal experiences with life, this artist creates a storyboard of imagery… pain, heartache, love, and passion.
His self-titled debut album, Justin Brogdon, is in cooperative with some of the South’s best musicians including the likes of: Benji Shanks, Stephen Spivey, Andrew Hanmer, Jess Franklin, and Tony Giordano. Perhaps even more impressive than the all star cast of musicians, is the team of producers brought on board to mix the album. Don McCollister, a multi-platinum, two-time Grammy Award winning producer/engineer (Sister Hazel, Shawn Mullins, Indigo Girls, Third Day) as well as John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd, and Jewel), another talented multi-platinum producer, brought direction and vision to the record.
Along with his soulful voice, Brogdon’s engaging stage presence is distinctly his own, and yet, there’s a familiarity about him that you can’t quite put your finger on. Honesty and candor onstage create a rapport with his audience, making him feel more like that of an old friend, than an entertainer. The influences of Justin’s musical career are a by-product of his parent’s eclectic musical taste. As a child he was exposed to everything from his mother’s R &B albums, to his fathers classic rock collections. These influences germinated Justin’s own blending of genres, resonating in a vintage rock sound with modern, infectious choruses.
• Justin has toured extensively around the South-East over the last 8 years with several bands including the Justin Brogdon Band, Full Black Out, and Bluestring.
• Noteable venues played: Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA; Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA; The Moon in Tallahassee, FL; The Windjammer in Charleston, SC; Freebird Café in Jacksonville, FL; Zydeco in Birmingham, AL; State Theatre in Starkville, MS; Hal & Mals in Jackson, MS, as well as many others.
• Justin and his band have shared the stage with Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, John Mayer, the Derek Trucks Band, the Drive-By Truckers, Marc Ford of the Black Crowes, Ween, Glenn Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Better Than Ezra, Carbon Leaf, and Cowboy Mouth.
• Justin released his first full length self titled LP in September of 2007. The record was produced by two time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum producer Don McCollister (Sister Hazel, Shawn Mullins, Indigo Girls, Third Day) and was mixed by diamond selling, multi-platinum producer/mixer John Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd, Jewel, Eagle Eye Cherry, Big Head Todd and the Monsters).