"Every song is like a prayer." So said a fan of Sedona, AZ singer-songwriter Brandon Decker, musically known simply as, "Decker." This is not to say that either he or his music is religious by any means, but his songs delve into the human heart and the human condition. Not quite rock, not quite folk, his acoustic-based music draws upon a variety of influences; from Leonard Cohen to Tom Waits, from Cat Power to PJ Harvey.
Decker is a storyteller concerned with the chasm between how life is and how it could be. Speaking on the 2009 release of his debut album, "Long Days," Decker said about his music, "in every song I'm taking a moment and trying to work through it honestly and sincerely. That‘s all I‘ve got." Decker continues such work on his upcoming release, "Long as the Night," which he describes as "white boy gospel" - his second release from Sedona independent label Mescal Porch Records. Part gospel, part spaghetti western, part folk rock, the album features eerie organs, wailing choirs, and triumphant horns while bringing a larger, fuller band sound than his debut. "It's all about surrounding yourself with good people - musicians, friends, and family," said Decker regarding the fuller arrangement on the new album.
Having successfully completed a 4-state, 34-show west coast tour in the winter of 2009-2010 in support of "Long Days," Decker will begin touring again in the fall of 2010 to support the album's release.
"…a gritty acoustic retelling of life, relationships, and redemption." Santa Maria Sun, CA
"Decker's freshman release is full of grit, tunes with a simplicity that had me singing along on the first listen and a depth that had me hearing new things on the 10th listen." Dave Manning, The My Home is on the Road Show, KWMD Anchorage, Alaska
"More than merely a debut album, Decker’s “Long Days” is a tale of redemption structured around a narrative framework rife with poignant lyrics." Kudos, AZ