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Brian Wrightson

Just finished an amazing summer and a true performance weekend!  Grateful to have had some amazing and talented musician friends Jim Liebetrau and Kurt Krueger from the church able to help Johnelle and I bring my music to life this year.  They spent the whole summer learning my songs, so we'd be solid for our performance on August 24th for the Midwest Original Music Festival, and then again for an evening set we did at St. Mary in Woodstock, IL on August 26, 2018.  "She's Gone," was mixed and mastered over the summer, and will be released soon.  Have a few other plans/ideas in the works for the future.  I am constantly reminded by my beautiful wife that "THIS" is my calling in life.  Creating, writing, recording, and performing my own original music.   So cheers to fall 2018!  In hopes to have even more great things happening very soon!! 

Just added year two of the Midwest Original Music Festival (or M.O.M. Fest) Friday August 24th, 2018 to my calendar.  I had a blast preparing and performing for it last year, and was stoked to have Johnelle, and my friends Rachel Sabonis, and Bobby Colderchant involved in helping to bring my original music to life!  I am so very excited to have been selected and invited back again.  

I also recently released a dance single Johnelle and I collaborated on entitled, "The Know No Project."  I'm very happy with how it all turned out, and am excited to have a few more songs on the way this summer!  Stay tuned. ;)

 Peace and Love...




My goodness time flies!  It's October now, but I have to say that this summer was probably one of the best for me as far as music-making goes.  I'm so grateful to have spent so much time with my beautiful wife Johnelle, and my friends Rachel Sabonis and Bobby Colderchant, as we all rehearsed diligently for the performance at the Midwest Original Music Festival on Friday August 18th, 2017.  I happened to switch jobs right in the midst of all that, and as expected whenever you switch jobs, my primary focus shifted.  There was and still is a ton of work to be done at this new position I'm at, but my own personal music making is still one of my greatest passions, and I don't want to regret that I spent my entire life only focused on my employment.  Don't get me wrong, it's very important to me to do a good job in my ministry at the Church and teaching children music at the schools I'm blessed to be at, but God also gave me this wonderful gift of creativity, and I feel I need to use it. 

I know it's long overdue, but I do want to thank everyone who was involved with the Midwest Original Music Festival back in August.  Damien Christ and the guys there did a fantastic job of creating a stellar event for original musicians.  I am also incredibly grateful to have had my family there to both support us and work our merchandise table, as well as my friends who came to cheer us on.  I'm looking forward to many more shows like this, and am hopeful that my backing band will be up for staying on board. ;)  


Peace and Love Always, Rock On...


Been a really busy few weeks!  "Find You Here" was released and another will be dropped next week.  I am also very excited to have been selected to perform for the first Midwest Original Music Festival (MOM Fest) in Franklin, Wisconsin (August 18th-20th).  Tell all the moms to go; it's a Festival for them!  We're in mid summer now, so if you have a little time to come visit me, or catch me at a show...  




After avoiding most all forms of social media for over ten years, I'm diving back in!  I'm excited to have several new music releases on the way and will be sure to post when each new song arrives.  Today the music video for "Everything to Me," went up.  A very personal and profound work of mine.  I'm happy to share the concept I had in mind when I wrote the music and the lyrics for it back in 2010 as part of my Wedding Vows to Johnelle.  Hope anyone who visits this site enjoys it.  Peace and God's love always!



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