Brian Smith (American musician)

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Brian Smith (American Musician)
Brian Smith Hotel Bloom.jpg
Brian Smith performing at Hotel Bloom in Brussels, 2012
Background information
Born (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 27)
Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.
Origin Corvallis, Oregon
Genres Folk, freak folk, geofolk, new weird america, indie
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, banjo, drum kit, percussion
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Dirty Whips. Biological Lovers, Collectanea, Wizard Island, Old Age, Peter Piek
Website Brian Smith Official Website

Brian Eric Smith (born February 20, 1990) is an American musician and poet best known for his work as a solo performer.[1] He was born in Carbondale, Illinois and moved to Canby, Oregon when he was three.[2] According to his website, "Brian was inspired by his older brother to begin playing guitar at the age of fourteen and start recording one year later. Since then, he has written and recorded over 450 songs, toured the US west coast five times, toured South America twice, performed in over thirty European countries, created an album containing more than forty personalized songs for each of his closest friends, served as president of the Oregon State University Musicians Guild for two years, and founded his own music festival as well as DIY music collective in Corvallis, Oregon, which he operated for four years."[3][4]

Brian has been on an endless tour since August 1, 2012.[5][6] He is also a vegetarian.[7]



  • 2015 Magnum Opus I (release date TBA)[8]
  • 2015 Searching For Sound (release date TBA)
  • 2013 Conscious Conscience Volume One: Voluntary Exile
  • 2012 Holding Hands (with Biological Lovers)
  • 2012 Serenity Infinity!
  • 2012 WIZARD ISLAND (with Wizard Island)
  • 2011 Bloody Twins: Songs for the Separation of the Soul Longing for Life After Death
  • 2010 The Nights Grew Longer And The Rain Poured In
  • 2009 A Venture Was Sought And Discoveries Were Made In Realms Of Love Among Other Good/Bad Things
  • 2008 A Song For All My Friends
  • 2008 New Sounds From A New Home
  • 2008 And We Packed Up Our Bags To Discover New Lands Under New Identities After Leaving Our Past Behind
  • 2007 From The Thoughts In My Mind To The Computer In My Kitchen
  • 2007 Elephants Remember Bones of the Dead
  • 2007 Album 3
  • 2006 Album 2
  • 2006 Album 1
  • 2005–2012 Outtakes and Outdated Tracks
  • 2005 Early Home Recordings


  • 2013 "Feeling Freaky (with Biological Lovers)"
  • 2013 For Old Age
  • 2013 Sharing Secrets (with Biological Lovers)
  • 2012 Old Flames Collected
  • 2012 Farewell Home
  • 2012 Miscellaneous Objects (with Collectanea)
  • 2012 Songs For Paul
  • 2009 One Country At A Time: Tales Of Longing From The Adventurous Depths Of Peru
  • 2008 Songs From The Heart Of My Heart In The Heart Of Texas
  • 2008 Fully Fledged And Ready To Leave The Nest

External links[edit]



  1. ^ Macías, Mishelle (December 30, 2013). "La cotidianidad inspira la música folk de Brian Smith". Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bidiman, Craig (February 27, 2009). "Man-myth Brian Smith keeping folk alive". Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Official Website". January 15, 2012. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gazette Times". May 24, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Pope, Bryan (April 11, 2013). "How A Musician Left Everything Behind And Started Living His Dream". Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Extra Lifestyles". July 21, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Meléndez, Paula (January 15, 2014). "Entrevista: Brian Smith". Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Meléndez, Paula (January 15, 2014). "Entrevista: Brian Smith". Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014.