John Brennan is a blues/ blues based musician from the the Philadelphia area.
He plays the guitar and sings. He also writes his own songs as well as performing covers.
His music is rooted in the Blues. He plays a variety of other genres including Rock, Country, Soul, and Folk but finds room to incorporate the Blues in each genre.
His musical influences range 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.
He is currently involved in two projects. His solo act and The John Brennan Blues Band.
With his solo act, he stays true to his Blues roots while mixing in Folk, Country, and Rock styles. The John Brennan Blues Band also performs as a duo with himself and Adam Darer on Keyboard. They play classic Delta Blues.
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.
In the Spring of 2019, John Brennan and keyboardist Adam Darer formed the John Brennan Blues Band which also performs as a duo.