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D.B. Bryant Band

Rock That Hits You In The Gut

Some bands have this knack. Before the first song is even over, you get an incredible urge to grab your guitar, plug in and rock along with the music. The D.B, Bryant Band has this knack, as amply demonstrated on their self-titled CD, which is filled with blistering rock as only this South Carolina based group can dish it out. It may remind you a little of a one-guitar Molly Hatchet at first, as guitarist/vocalist Bryant's voice slightly reminiscent of their late lead singer, Danny Joe Brown. Bryant's brother Willie handles bass duties for the trio, and a dude named Paul mans the skins. In addition to picking up their guitar-soaked CD, be sure to look for them at the House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, as they've played there almost 20 times in the past. The D.B. Bryant Band were originally profiled in the October-November, 2006 edition of The Undiscovered.

alb D.B. began playing guitar at age seven in Possum Hollow, S.C. just around the corner from Winnsboro. He started performing professionally at age nine. D.B. played local nightclubs every weekend while in school. He left U.S.C. on his 18th birthday to play on the road full time. The band was called Hi-O-Silver. He toured the Southeast for three years gigging six nights a week. Later relocating to Texas for seven years, he toured nationally most of that time. D.B. eventually started the band Elijah Prophet and released two CDs. This band opened for Alice Cooper, Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, Blue Oyster Cult, Robin Trower, Mark Farner's Grand Funk Railroad and others. DB recently started the The D.B. Bryant Band with his brother Will. In addition to their self-titled CD (and its predecessor "The Bud Album"), they are working on Elijah Prophet's third CD. D.B. is also recording a solo acoustic CD and plays his well used '75 Stratocaster every week in the Carolinas.

Currently, the D.B, Bryant Band is branching out into other states, playing biker events, music festivals, and racing events, while continuing to open for many national acts. They also recently signed with CSI South.

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J & L Management
United States

E-mail: D.B. Bryant Band
Web site: www.dbbryant.com


A Musical Concept Of Reality

When the promo material for a submission states that the guitarist may be the most original guitarist of the 21st century, the first thought is, "Oh no, not again, we're gonna have problems," compounded by the fact that the guitarist has a one letter last name (only trumped by no last name). Tracy G. is a ripper though, and shreds his way all over the hard rock and metal dished out by Epic, on their new CD, Metaphor. Flurries of 2 GHz notes mark the up-tempo numbers, while G. shows a lot of class and taste on the slower numbers such as "Solid Ground", letting vibrato and melodic choices guide the improvs. You may remember G, from his days with Dio, and he has found an even better vehicle to express himself in with Epic. Some don't care for his heavily distorted tone here, but it fits the material and production - great job! Epic were originally profiled in the October-November, 2006 edition of The Undiscovered.

pic Tracy was born in Whittier, California. He originally wanted to play drums, but ultimately decided on the guitar so that he could play in his father's band. After taking lessons Tracy started playing in his father's band at the age of 13. Shortly thereafter he joined a band called Legend. After starting and disbanding a host of groups, Tracy eventually hooked up with drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain, and Ronnie James Dio in Dio. They toured, wrote, and recorded for six years. In 1999 Tracy starting writing new songs, and has since put out several CDs with a band called Driven. Tracy has also released many solo CDs, with his latest project being Curly Fester and The Blues Quartet, a hard-core blues project playing the local scene. Through it all, Tracy has never lost sight of his goals and dreams. "I just want to play the guitar - play what I hear and feel."

G. continues, "I always wanted to play a few notes or chords and have the listeners be able to tell that it was me. I think it's important to have your own identity."

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P.O. Box 3882
City of Industry, CA 91744
United States

E-mail: Epic
Web site: www.epic-rock.com

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