His experience in the music and recording industry spans four decades of writing, performing, recording, and producing music that has touched the lives of millions.
ROOTS..... From earliest childhood,
a passion for music led to years of classical as well as contemporary
music training. At thirteen, Brian was performing on TV as a guitarist
with THE BUMBLE BEATS. High school years found him busy writing,
performing and recording music for custom records, the theater
and television, as well as touring and recording with THE NEW
JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Classical music was a natural for Brian as well.
He performed and toured with numerous orchestras throughout the
northwest featured as a solo violinist, served as concertmaster,
as well as composing and guest conducting his own orchestral scores.
MUSICIAN..... The decade of the 1970s found Brian and his wife, Sherry, on the road with their music. In those very early days of what is now known as Contemporary Christian Music, Brian was there, writing, recording, producing, and touring with THE NEW CREATION SINGERS . One of the first SPARROW RECORDS artists, The New Creation Singers are credited as the first internationally known contemporary praise and worship music group. Many of the scripture songs and choruses that have been popular in contemporary Christian music originated from their seven albums.
Record sales exploded as Brian toured and recorded
with the group for nine years, doing concerts with Christian
music legends B.J. THOMAS, ANDRE
CROUCH, KEITH GREEN, PAT BOONE, BARRY MCGUIRE, 2ND CHAPTER OF
ACTS, and hosts of other artists. Record sales
overseas led to multiple concert tours of Europe, Scandinavia,
and Great Britain, appearances on the BBC,
and at the 1972 OLYMPIC GAMES in Munich,
Germany. 1975-1976 was spent doing an extended yearlong worldwide
tour including concerts, radio and television appearances in Europe,
Israel, Iran, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, and Hawaii. An artist/producer
contract with SPARROW RECORDS followed,
and Brian began to branch out as producer and writer for other
||Grammy winner George Beverly Shea with Kurt Kaiser and Brian, recording the MOMENTS project at Back at the Ranch Studio.....
PRODUCER and ENGINEER..... Beginning in the late 1970s, Brian expanded his involvement in audio production, designing and building three recording studios, and producing recordings for a wide variety of clients. In addition to his record album and music productions, Brian has produced award-winning radio ads, TV and film soundtracks, and/or multimedia sound for clients AMY GRANT, B.J. THOMAS, BIG RED, BILLY GRAHAM, DELTA AIRLINES, DION, JAMES DOBSON, CARMAN, THE IMPERIALS, JOE ENGLISH, JACK LALANE, AMERICAN RED CROSS, MICHAEL W. SMITH, MARANATHA RECORDS, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN, SANDY PATTI, CHUCK SWINDOLL, WAYNE WATSON, WORD RECORDS, STARSONG RECORDS, SPARROW RECORDS . He has worked on albums and film soundtracks with KURT KAISER and KNB MUSIC , including the MOMENTS project with GRAMMY AWARD WINNER GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA , and the 11 film - 60 episode network series SCENIC WONDER BIBLE.
Grammy winning artist/producer Alan Parsons with Brian at the Audio Engineering Society convention.
MAN, SOUND DESIGNER and AUDIO
CONSULTANT..... Brian has engineered sound systems
for venues ranging from churches to outdoor festivals for audiences
of over 50,000, and engineered live sound systems for a wide variety
of artists including B J THOMAS, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY, DON
MCLEAN, NICKEL CREEK, KEITH GREENE, THREE DOG NIGHT, LEON RUSSELL,
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, 38 SPECIAL, JOHNNY GIMBLE, TOMMY EMMANUEL,
MONTY MONTGOMERY, GARY P NUNN, JOSE FELICIANO, RICKY SKAGGS, WAYNE
WATSON, MARCIA BALL.
||Visiting with legendary audio designer and mentor, Rupert Neve.....
Working with numerous missionary
organizations, Brian has been providing hands-on help and support
for audio bible translation and radio broadcast recordings. In
recent years, he has traveled extensively in Guatemala, Honduras,
Peru, Columbia, the Amazon jungle and the Andies mountain regions,
training and helping with the design and construction of recording
has been active in the area of audio education for over
30 years. After having designed and taught audio technology
courses for Baylor University, Brian moved on to help
build the fully accredited Audio Technology Program at
Community College, where he is a Professor of Audio
Technology. He teaches a two-year associate degree program
in the Commercial Music School's state-of-the-art digital
recording facilities and well-equipped computer midi laboratory.
Brian has appeared in the pages of MIX, RECORDING ENGINEER
PRODUCER, and ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN magazines. Many of his
graduate students are currently studio owners, producers,
audio engineers, and record executives.
FINALLY..... These days, Brian is busier than
ever writing, arranging, recording and producing music
in his Back at the Ranch studio , teaching at the
college, performing live as a guitarist, and managing
the publishing concerns of Seasonings Music and KNB Music
Inc. He is a Certified
Personal Trainer, taught fitness classes and physical
training for the police academy, and actually believes
that he will someday decide what he wants to be when he
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