Bryan began his professional career as the opening act for legendary jazz guitarist Larry Carlton. He releases an average of two CDs per year, does session work in Los Angeles and Nashville, collaborates with dance troupes and spoken word artists, and is in demand as a film composer, producer, songwriter, and guitarist.
His website: www.bryanclarkmusic.com receives and average of 100,000 hits per year, over 90,000 downloads/streams, and generates CD sales in France, UK, Germany, Africa, Netherlands, Australia and the US. All of Bryan’s CD’s are distributed online by the major retailers: iTunes, Rhapsody, BroadJam, and Napster
Bryan has performed with the Dixie Dreggs, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Loeb, and jazz greats Larry Carlton, and Scott Henderson.
In addition to FOX and ESPN, his music is currently featured on VH1, Lifetime Network, WB Network, the History Channel, and the Food Network. Bryan is one of the principal writers for “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway”.
Bryan has recently received critical acclaim for his songs by winning major awards in: Unisong International Songwriting Competition, Billboard World Songwriting Competition, MOVA international songwriting competition, Great American Songwriting Competition, Performing Songwriter Magazine and John Lennon Songwriting Competitions.
Bryan is also a faculty member at Belmont University and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he teaches guitar, jazz harmony, composition, computer music and the history of American song.
Bryan’s latest cd “Gossip, Inspiration & Slander”, spent 8 weeks in the top 40 on the AMA charts and has garnered rave reviews from national and international press. It was also a NARAS considerartion for the 2009 Grammys.
In the last 8 months, he has been featured in: Guitar Player Magazine, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine (two separate issues), Guitar, Guitarist Magazine (France), and starting in April of 2010, he will be featured in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. He has also accepted the invitation to be a contributing columnist for every issue of the magazine.
Bryan’s bluegrass quartet – Honeywagon – has released 3 CDs on CMH records. Their 2nd release “Green Day, Blue Grass” spent over 80 weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Top 15 Chart, has sold over 50,000 copies, and was number 6 on the Billboard Bluegrass sales charts for 2006. Currently the group has just released their 4th Cd "Songs from Neverland: a bluegrass tribute to Michael Jackson" which debuted at #15 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts. More information: honeywagonmusic.com
Endorsed by: Collings Guitars, Elliot Capos, Pro Pick Fingerpicks, Red Bear Flatpicks.
EAR magazine: “A truly unique artist. His ability to mix and transform genres is a pure delight for the ears.”
Guitar Player magazine: "Bryan Clark has a jazz-funk sensibility akin to Hollywood studio cats like Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, and Steve Lukather. An understated composer with echoes of vintage Pat Metheny, Clark exploits space and timbre in his long, modally tinged, melodic passages."
Vintage Guitar magazine: Clark’s singing and guitar playing easily rank with the top big-name country stars like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Bryan Clark’s simply a monster player, songwriter, singer, and a musical force of prodigious talent who deserves your immediate and complete attention.
BBC Magazine (UK): Bryan is mature like seasoned wine, the class that comes only with inborn poetic-artistry and hard-worked ardor.
Guitarist Magazine (France): "his Guitar technique, musical versatility and method of songwriting is infallible
Today’s Country magazine: “Bryan Clark’s tremendous ability to create an Americana-based sound wrapped around well written lyrics filled with great imagery allows you to live the lyric with him the way that his idols Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt did. “