The city of Austin,Texas is full of musicians and entertainers with stories as unique as theweather is hot. If you’ve been hiding under a rock it’s still possible to have seen Brother Magnum. Playing over 130 shows yearly and releasing three CD’s you’ve probably seen him belting out whiskey throated vocals or picking one of his many guitars at a summer festival, corporate event or night club in Texas.
Brother Magnum is a soulful singer/songwriter who combines a unique blend of blues, classic soul, and roots rock bathed in good-timing lyrics about the trials and tribulations of life. Inspired by the greats such as Buddy Guy, BB King, Jimmi Hendrix, Otis Redding and Albert King, fans and critics alike have compared him to the likes of Robert Cray, Otis Redding, and Sly Stone. A California native who moved to Texas as a teen via a military father, he experienced the culture of America and the world moving where ever Uncle Sam would send his family. Magnum laughs, ”I don’t think we ever lived anywhere longer than two years during my childhood. That’s why the road is soothing for me.” Surrounded by his seven older siblings they spent many a night in new towns pretending to be anyone from the Jackson 5 to Kiss.
By the age of twelve he taught his self how to play drums, piano, and guitar. At age sixteen he started writing songs just to “make new friends” as he describes it. After years of playing fraternity houses throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma he has focused his attention on his own material. Despite the tremendous amount of success, he is still as humble as the first time he stepped on stage. “When I’m on stage I’m just part of one big party man. I just happen to have a microphone and it’s my turn to tell a story, that’s all”.
His latest release Titled “Meet Me In My Day Dream”, was released in Spring 2008 on his own label Bad Fun Publishing.
Don’t waste your time with the latest thing, check out the real thing called Brother Magnum.