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Into the blue

out this summer

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B.R. Lively

 

 

           

      

It started with a shatter.

Cracks spread and splintered, heartbreak crumbling the hardened walls of ego. Absent this learned protection, Lively’s sense of self dissipated. 

Rather than empty, this left him feeling open, buoyant, as though his insides had been cleared of long-standing debris. With openness came expansion. His heart, mind, entire consciousness seemed to have been awaiting room to grow and his still-tender soul proved fertile. 

He opened, expanded; expanded, opened, each action multiplying upon itself until outlines blurred and he could no longer discern the edge. Every part of him that was, every part that was becoming, grew and stretched toward a previously unseen light. It welcomed, beckoned, seemed spacious enough to step inside. 

This album chronicles that journey. It is an awakening and an invitation. 

Though actively writing and performing music for over a decade, this album marks a distinct and conscious shift from Lively’s previous projects. No longer is he simply concerned with playing an instrument, Lively is learning to become one. 

Realizing the difficulty of exploring this new depth within and around himself while occupied by the noise of his current life, Lively gave away his possessions, moved out of his house, and adopted Joanie, a 1990 Winnebago, as his new home. He wanted to quiet, simplify and create for himself the space necessary for such discovery. 

It was with this mindset that Lively entered the studio to record his first solo album. Gordy Quist, a recent friend and mentor (known to most from Band of Heathens), identified with the songwriter’s quest and helped him bring this vision to life. They enlisted the composition skills of Thomas Avery (Lively’s longtime friend and musical partner), musical prowess of Gordy’s bandmates Scott Davis and Richard Millsap, and engineering mastery of Jim Vollentine. Together, they transformed Lively’s poetry into a sonic journey of spirit. 

Lively lives on the road, traveling the country, to share what is his most pure, heartfelt creation to date. He attempts, through his music and lifestyle, to connect not with our surface selves, but with our often silenced and forgotten souls. 

 

 

upcoming performances:

 

07/06/17

B.R. Lively @ The Laughing Goat - Boulder, CO

07/27/17

B.R. Lively @ The Silverlake Lounge - Los Angeles, CA

     tickets: https://thesilverlakelounge.ticketfly.com/event/1470542

 

 

past performances:

 

06/07/17

B.R. Lively @ Crazy Mountain Brewery - Edwards, CO

06/01/17

B.R. Lively @ Lion's Lair - Denver, CO (w/ Bo Depena & Just Another Station)

05/23/17

B.R. Lively @ The Basement - Nashville, TN

05/18/17

B.R. Lively @ Sofar Sounds - Nashville, TN

05/13/17

B.R. Lively @ Oskar Blues Brewery - Asheville, NC

05/12/17

B.R. Lively @ The Music Room - Atlanta, GA (w/ Moloq)

05/11/17

B.R. Lively @ The World Famous - Athens, GA

04/14/17

B.R. Lively @ Sundown at Granada - Dallas, TX (opening for Dr. Joe)

04/06/17

B.R. Lively @ Lamberts - Austin, TX (w/ The Hard Truth & Nick Bloom)

12/19/16
B.R. Lively @ Sofar Sounds - Dallas, TX

11/10/16
B.R. Lively @ 18th & Vine BBQ - Dallas, TX

11/03/16
B.R. Lively @ Sofar Sounds - San Francisco, CA


10/22/16
B.R. Lively @ Twilite Lounge - Dallas, TX

10/01/16
B.R. Lively @ Anderson Fair showcase SWRFA Conference - Austin, TX

09/30/16
B.R. Lively @ SWRFA Conference - Austin, TX

09/23/16
B.R. Lively @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse - Austin, TX

09/16/16
B.R. Lively @ Balcony Bar & Grill - Durango, CO

09/09/16
B.R. Lively @ Sofar Sounds - San Francisco, CA

09/06/16
B.R. Lively @ Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA

08/30/16
B.R. Lively @ Smuggler's Brew Pub - Telluride, CO

08/26/16

B.R. Lively @ Wash Park Grille - Denver, CO

08/25/16
B.R. Lively @ The Eldo - Crested Butte, CO

08/19/16
B.R. Lively @ Coal Creek Coffee - Laramie, WY

08/12/16
B.R. Lively @ Black Tooth Brewery - Sheridan, WY


08/08/16
B.R. Lively @ The Village Theatre - Davenport, IA

08/08/16

B.R. Lively @ Daytrotter - Davenport, IA

 

08/05/16

B.R. Lively @ The Beat Coffeehouse - Minneapolis, MN


07/22/16

B.R. Lively @ Tycoon's Alehouse - Duluth, MN


07/19/16

B.R. Lively @ Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL

 

05/22/16

B.R. Lively @ ListenATX House Show - Austin, TX

 

05/14/16
B.R. Lively @ The Twilite Lounge - Dallas, TX

 

04/22/16

B.R. Lively @ Historic Scoot Inn - Austin, TX

 

03/16/16

B.R. Lively @ Hangar Lounge - Austin, TX


03/10/16

B.R. Lively @ Carousel Lounge - Austin, TX


02/27/16

B.R. Lively @ Lamberts - Austin, TX

      w/ The Hard Truth

 

11/24/15

B.R. Lively @ 18th & Vine BBQ - Dallas, TX

 

11/09/15

B.R. Lively @ Adair's Saloon - Dallas, TX

 

11/05/15
B.R. Lively @ Red Light Cafe - Atlanta, GA

 

11/04/15

B.R. Lively @ Ben's Tune Up - Asheville, NC

 

11/01/15
B.R. Lively @ Sidewalk Cafe - New York City, NY

 

10/31/15
B.R. Lively @ Alphabet Lounge - New York City, NY

 

10/30/15
B.R. Lively @ Gypsy Sally's Vinyl Lounge - Washington, DC

 

10/28/15
B.R. Lively @ Crown Station - Charlotte, NC

 

10/27/15
B.R. Lively @ fooBAR - Nashville, TN
     w/ Thomas Galloway & Jordan Hull

 

10/26/15
B.R. Lively @ Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN

 

10/24/15
B.R. Lively @ White Rock Coffee - Dallas, TX

 

10/21/15
B.R. Lively @ Rattle Inn - Austin, TX
     w/ Josh Field

 

10/14/15
B.R. Lively @ Rattle Inn - Austin, TX
     w/ Josh Field

 

10/08/15
B.R. Lively @ Shiner's Saloon - Austin, TX
     w/ Josh Field

 

10/07/15
B.R. Lively @ Rattle Inn - Austin, TX
     w/ Josh Field

08/15/15
B.R. Lively @ Gourdough's - Austin, TX

07/29/15
B.R. Lively @ Desert Nights at The Standard - Hollywood, CA

07/26/15
B.R. Lively @ Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA

07/24/15
B.R. Lively @ Velo Rouge Cafe - San Francisco, CA

07/20/15
B.R. Lively @ Crazy Mountain Brewery - Edwards, CO

07/18/15
B.R Lively @ Black Shirt Brewery- Denver, CO

07/08/15
B.R. Lively @ Spiderhouse Ballroom - Austin, TX

06/04/15
B.R. Lively @ Swan Dive - Austin, TX

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contact

to reach B.R. directly you can email him at brlivelymusic@gmail.com

for booking inquiries, please contact Jack Bruton at booking.brlively@gmail.com