Artist: John Brodeur
About the Episode:
New York musician John Brodeur has made a reputation as a talented recording artist, composer of first-class alternative pop songs, and a restless multi-instrumentalist. On April 5, John released Tiger Pop Ten, a 2-CD set featuring a newly recorded version of his debut album coupled with a 10th-anniversary reissue of the original disc. (The albums are available individually as digital downloads.) This spring, John set out on his first full U.S. solo tour, a 55-date juggernaut with stops in all four corners of the country. Another new album is expected by the end of the year; in the meantime, John has been regularly releasing digital singles and EPs via his website, johnbrodeur.com.
Released at the beginning of 2001, Tiger Pop was performed entirely by Brodeur, a true one-man-band effort in a time before everyone with a laptop could make that claim. The album’s pop smarts and try-anything production style caught the notice of the national media, including Performing Songwriter magazine, who gushed “Pop records like this may be scarce, but when they are of this caliber, they won’t remain under the radar for long.”
John Brodeur has shared the stage with bands like Fountains of Wayne, the Whigs, They Might Be Giants, Pernice Brothers, the Bravery, O.A.R., and Rooney; and singer-songwriters including Gavin Degraw, Greg Laswell, Glenn Tilbrook, and Freedy Johnston. In addition to making his own records, Brodeur has lent his musical talents to Soren Well, Luke Rathborne, Patrick Bower and the World Without Magic, Silver Rockets, Luther Russell, and many more.
Many thanks to John for playing one of our Stonebridge Guitars for this Podcast. Stonebridge is one of our sponsors and we love the high quality of these handmade guitars from the Czech Republic.0