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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Brent & Co. (Brent and Company)
Recommended if you like: Van Morrison, SOJA, Ed Sheeran, Dave Matthews, Ben Howard, Al Green, Virginia Coalition
Story behind your band/artist name: The band name is pretty straightforward. Often the band can take different forms (duo, trio, quartet) and line ups of musicians. Since I was usually the only common thread linking all these performances I figured I'd keep it simple.
Band Members: Brent Peterson, Dominic Fragman (Drums), Derrick Michaels (Sax), Joe Martone (Bass)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I (Brent) call Southeast DC my home, I live near the banks of the Anacostia river which inspired this latest album.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:
- Most of the musicians I now play with, if you pull the thread long enough, I met through Craigslist
- Our latest album is a direct product of days spent out on the Anacostia River in my canoe and witnessing how abused the river has been over the years BUT also how much the river has improved in recent months.
- The producer of the album, Jarrett Nicolay, is a personal hero of mine. I LOVED his band, Virginia Coalition, when I was younger, I booked them to play my high school and I consider them a huge influence.
- Sometimes making opportunities work takes some crazy drives; one time we did an 18hr overnight drive from Charlotte, NC to Minneapolis, MN
- Donald Rumsfeld once asked for the band to turn it down. Keep on rocking in the free world!
- We're hustlers! Brent & Co. has averaged 250 performances a year over the past four years!
- The band dog is a little black pug named for Ani DiFranco since Brent is originally from her hometown of Buffalo, NY
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: 2018 is the YEAR OF THE ANACOSTIA and people should know and celebrate this fact since the park and river are amazing resources and should be used and loved by all!
We're working musicians, out there in the trenches. Sometimes it's a blast, sometimes it's struggle to keep it going - but we love what we do.
Official Website URL: brentandco.com
Facebook Full URL: http://www.facebook.com/brentandco
Twitter Handle: @brentandco
Instagram Handle: @brentandco
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: Acoustic, Americana, Jazz, Folk, Country, Funk, Reggae