John Brennan is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from the greater Philadelphia area. He performs mostly throughout the NJ/PA/DE tri-state area at various music venues, festivals, bars, restaurants, breweries, and coffee houses.
He performs as a solo acoustic act and fronts his blues band John Brennan Blues. As a solo act, his repertoire consists of songs from various genres including Classic Rock, Blues, Folk, R&B, Country, and Rockabilly. John Brennan Blues performs as a full band, duo, and trio with Adam Darer on the Keyboard and Piano. Whether playing as a full electric band or a smaller acoustic combo, John Brennan Blues keeps the Blues true to it's roots.
His music influences range from early blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, and Robert Johnson to the more recent Blues-Rock artists including The Black Keys and Gary Clark, Jr. He also cites Classic Rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revivial as influences. Additional influences include Country-Rock and Rockabilly artists such as Chris Stapleton, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins.
In September 2016, he released his debut self titled E.P. featuring four original songs.
The songs "Nothin' to Lose" and "Stranger" are the most blues influenced with a hard hitting rock edge that features his raw, fuzzy guitar tone that produces catchy slide riffs and tasteful leads. "Keep Rollin'" and "Going Away" reflect a more "traditional" Rock music style incorporating elements of "Southern Rock" and "Rockabilly" while maintaining a blues feel to the songs.
All four songs are sung by John Brennan and all additional instruments were performed and recorded by him.
Self titled E.P. cover
John Brennan Blues Duo
John Brennan Blues Band with Adam Darer, Mark Shewchuk, and Dave Young