A writer and a dreamer for as long as he can remember, Brian Roessler grew up just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He fell in love with the guitar while attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania when a roommate came back from a semester in Spain with a hand-made twelve-string guitar. Teaching himself how to play, he quickly discovered that the beauty of the acoustic guitar lies just as much in its rhythm as its melody.
Brian played various venues and establishments throughout college, always bringing energy and enthusiasm to the performance; not only to his own songs, but also the ones he chose to cover. Though work has kept him busy since leaving college, Brian is looking into getting back to what he truly loves - playing music and connecting with an audience.
Seeing himself more of a lyricist than a trained musician, Brian has been inspired by a wide array of artists which include Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Peter Gabriel, The Stone Roses, The Cure, The Smiths, Frank Sinatra, and The Rolling Stones. The influence of so many styles has helped Brian develop an approach to songwriting he made his own - catchy, rhythmic, acoustic rock used as juxtaposition to emotionally driven, sometimes dark lyrics.
"The Right Words" is Brian's first CD. It is an album rooted in the human experience, fueled by observations of joy and pain and indifference, as seen through his eyes. From the innocent longing of the title track, through the lonely disillusionment of "End of the Bottle," "The Right Words" is a lyrical and musical chronicle of the roller coaster ride that is existence. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.