Rooted in folk with influences of Texas outlaw country and southern R&B, B.R. Lively hypnotizes listeners with a sound that is effortless. Along with a comparable songwriting style to that of Sammy Walker, Neil Young, and Sam Beam, Lively brings to the stage a confident yet warm laid-back presence. His rhythmically percussive guitar chops and voice fill every inch of the room with powerful control and seasoned grit. Lively has been on the road the past two and a half years touring the country dedicated to fine-tuning his craft as a performer and artist. Ranging from coffee shops to theaters and festivals, he has been tirelessly developing his nuanced position along this path he is laying down for himself one day at a time.
No newcomer to the stage, Lively launched his career as a teenager in Dallas, Texas, cutting his teeth with a string of club gigs in Deep Ellum. His debut solo album, Into the Blue, was recorded back in 2016 alongside producer Gordy Quist (the frontman of Texas' own Band of Heathens), longtime friend Thomas Avery (who wrote the album's lush string arrangements), and Band of Heathens members Scott Davis and Richard Millsap. There are sweeping string arrangements, folk anthems, Motown-inspired rhythms, Nick Drake-worthy acoustic guitars, and slow, stripped-down ballads. At the center of the mix is Lively himself: a self-taught singer and multi-instrumentalist who isn't afraid to shine a light on the lessons learned during his physical and spiritual journey. The most electric, nuanced project of his career, Into the Blue turns Lively's experiences — both at home and on the road — into what he calls a "sonic journey of spirit." Released independently, Into the Blue marks a new chapter in a story that's still unfolding, offering up melodic plot twists, sympathetic characters, and a narrator who doubles as one of the folk scene's most promising up-and-comers.
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