Paul Bryan (musician)
|Born||April 13, 1967|
San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
|Genres||Pop, rock, Progressive, Jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Associated acts||Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Susanna Hoffs, Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Glen Phillips, Grant Lee Phillips|
Paul Bryan (born April 13, 1967), is a Grammy winning Los Angeles-based music producer, arranger, songwriter, and bassist.
Music production and arranging
He has produced four albums by singer and songwriter Aimee Mann: One More Drifter in the Snow (SuperEgo Records, 2006), @#%&*! Smilers (SuperEgo Records, 2008), Charmer (SuperEgo Records, 2012) and 2017 Grammy winner Mental Illness (SuperEgo Records, 2017). He has also produced Grant Lee Phillips' album Little Moon (Yep Roc Records, 2009) and Amy Correia's You Go Your Way (2010).
Touring and session work
He is a longtime member and bassist of Aimee Mann's touring band as well as having toured with Lucinda Williams in 2006, and Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint in 2007, also appearing that same year on Jimmy Kimmel Live! backing up songwriting legend Nick Lowe.
Bryan toured in 2017-2018 as a member of jazz guitarist Jeff Parker's New Breed band.
Bryan has toured as bassist/singer for Rufus Wainwright's All These Poses Tour 2018-2019.
Bryan is also a member of Gerry Leonard's Spooky Ghost.
Bryan also released a solo album Handcuff King (The Bats Is Happy Records, 2004).
He frequently writes with songwriter Aimee Mann and is said to be co-authoring a musical based on Mann's 2007 concept album The Forgotten Arm.
Bryan received a 2017 Grammy as producer of Aimee Mann's Mental Illness, which won for Best Folk Record.
- 2003: Handcuff King (The Bats Is Happy)
With Aimee Mann
- 2004: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (SuperEgo) CD, DVD - bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- 2005: The Forgotten Arm (V2) - bass, backing vocals
- 2006: One More Drifter in the Snow (SuperEgo) - producer
- 2008: Fucking Smilers (SuperEgo) - producer
- 2012: Charmer (SuperEgo) - producer
- 2017: Mental Illness (SuperEgo) - producer, arranger, conductor, bass, vocals
- 1997: Carol Noonan Band - The Only Witness (Philo)
- 2000: Dennis Brennan - Rule No. 1 (Esca)
- 2001: Tess Wiley - Rainy Day Assembly (Effanel Music)
- 2002: Grey Eye Glances - A Little Voodoo (Sojourn Hill)
- 2002: Gerry Leonard - The Light Machine (Indie)
- 2004: Kenny White - Symphony in 16 Bars (Wildflower)
- 2006: Aimee Mann - One More Drifter In The Snow (Super Ego)
- 2008: Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers (Super Ego)
- 2009: Grant Lee Phillips - Little Moon (YepRoc)
- 2009: Amy Correia - You Go Your Way (Indie)
- 2010: Nina Nastasia - Outlaster (Fat Cat)
- 2011: Gaby Moreno - Illustrated Songs (Indie)
- 2012: Aimee Mann - Charmer (Super Ego)
- 2012: Lindsay Fuller- You Anniversary (ATO)
- 2012: Tanita Tikaram - Can't Go Back (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
- 2014: The Both - The Both (SuperEgo)
- 2016: Jeff Parker - The New Breed (International Anthem)
- 2016: Jenny Gillespie - Cure for Dreaming (Narooma)
- 2016 Glen Phillips Swallowed by the New (Umami Music)
- 2016: Matt Mayhall - Tropes (Skirl)
- 2017: Aimee Mann - Mental Illness (Super Ego)
Also appears on
- 1992: Duke Levine - Nobody's Home (Daring) - bass
- 1993: Albert Washington - Step It Up and Go (Iris Musique) - bass
- 1994: Duke Levine - Country Soul Guitar (Daring) - bass
- 1994: Jennifer Trynin - Cockamamie (Warner Bros.) - bass
- 1995: Mighty Sam McClain - Keep on Movin' (Audioquest) - bass
- 1999: Merrie Amsterburg - Season Of Rain (Zoë) - bass
- 1999: Catie Curtis - A Crash Course in Roses (Rykodisc) - organ, djembe, shaker, percussion, bass
- 2000: Merrie Amsterburg - Little Steps (Zoë) - bass, synthesizer, congas)
- 2000: Dennis Brennan - Rule No. 1 (Esca) - vocals, piano, chamberlin, percussion, bass, organ, horn arrangements, Optigan
- 2002: Dan Zanes and friends - Night Time! (Festival Five) - bass
- 2004: Eugene Ruffolo - The Hardest Easy (k5Oats Music) - bass
- 2005: Bettye LaVette - I've Got My Own Hell to Raise (ANTI-) - bass
- 2005: Susan Tedeschi - Hope and Desire (Verve Forecast) - bass
- 2005: Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright (Zoë) - bass, keyboards
- 2006: Norah Jones - Not Too Late (Blue Note) - keyboards on track 3, "The Sun Doesn't Like You"
- 2008: Kathleen Edwards - Asking for Flowers (Zoë) - bass
- 2009: Sam Phillips - Don't Do Anything (Indie) - bass
- 2010: Nina Nastasia - Outlaster (FatCat) - bass, string arrangements
- 2014: Jessica Fichot]l - Dear Shanghai (self-released) - Chamberlin, Mellotron
- 2016: Peter Wolf - A Cure for Loneliness (Concord) - bass on track 4, "How Do You Know"
- "Paul Bryan". Paulbryan.us. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- "Aimee Mann". Aimee Mann. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- "A Deep Conversation with Glen Phillips". www.independent.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- "The New Breed, by Jeff Parker". International Anthem. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- "Elvis Costello en Terral 2007". YouTube. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
- "Paul Bryan". Paulbryan.us. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
-  Archived October 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Carita Rizzo (2010-01-20). "Exclusive: CSI: Miami's Emily Procter Welcomes a Baby Girl". tvguide.com. Retrieved 2010-01-20.