With “a boy-next-door voice…” and an “approachable and slightly vulnerable” style (- New Haven Advocate), Fairfield alt/pop singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani has earned comparisons to genre luminary They Might Be Giants as well as comparisons to Colin Meloy, vocalist for The Decemberists.
Brian Dolzani, his fifth release is available February 2, 2010 on his own indie Plum Street Records online and at shows.
Recorded at The Carriage House in Stamford, Brian (vocals, guitar, piano: acoustic, Wurlitzer, Rhodes and Hammond organ) fleshes out the session with the talents of Tim Newton and Drew McKeon on drums, Juan Vega on bass, violinist Ben Dean (Caravan of Thieves) and upright bass player Brian Anderson.
Brian’s vulnerability is due in part to personal tragedy: “I lost my father in a car accident when I was fifteen,” Brian reflects, “And my purpose was cast: to attempt to assemble the broken pieces of life into something resembling beauty and meaning.”
It’s this combination of reverence and defiance that makes Brian’s music so interesting and relatable: earnest, well-crafted, and often spiritually-inspired songs such as “Water” and “Summer” and a stage presence that has captivated audiences and earned him finalist performances in several open-mic competitions on the East Coast, most notably at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and The World CafÃ© in Philadelphia.