Hailing from Vienna Virginia, Brother Lou is a singer and songwriter with a point of view and the talent to back it up. He has played in various bands across New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Miami but currently records and plays in the D.C. area. He has received many achievements for the music that he has created. His songs have been finalists in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest, sponsored by VH1, ‘The Great American Song’ contest and ‘American Songwriter Magazine Best Lyrics’ Contest. Brother Lou’s single ‘The Devil In Me’ spent 12 weeks on the Alternate Root’s Top 66 Americana Album Chart this year, peaking at #26.
Using an acoustic palette for colour, Lou moves through delicate finger-picking guitar melodies (Through the Wind), percussive beats and chords for a richer rhythmic drive (This Song), and a trance inducing strum (I’m Gunna Rise Again) – all of which are woven around his musical feeling of folk.
With a voice that can rattle and cuddle equally, Brother Lou’s passion is what hits you right after the sound of his voice. With a musical foundation that cements itself to the format of beautiful folk, his songs are expressed as observations on life through the eyes of Brother Lou. Song titles, for the most part, are only the introductions to the many stories he has to tell. Going into tracks like Don’t Want to Hide Anymore, When You Lose at Love, The Devil in Me, the words combined with his honourable rhythms play out with strength. The fifty-eight seconds of I Need A Truck provides a carefully crafted list of the things that Lou needs to have with him at all times.
Brother Lou creates thought-provoking music which challenges your ideas of difficult subjects such as belief and religion. When this man sings, the hairs on your neck will stand up and your foot will tap along.
“Brother Lou (my other hero) sings out notes clear and majestic as a redwood forest. And like a forest of fine trees, THE DEVIL IN ME is a collection of some of Lou’s finest writing and performing. Brother Lou has cultivated a CD of insights and awakenings that challenge, enlighten and entertain.”
- Robert Mitchell, South Florida Folk Notes
“’As Good As You Want’ is in the top tier of an enduring, if under appreciated genre. Brother Lou is a man of the people and has earned his due respect”
- Courtney Harding, Billboard Magazine Discoveries.
“The Devil In Me is a fun mix of blues, folk and Americana that is part Leon Redbone and part Big Rude Jake”
- Wildy Haskell, Wildy’s World Reviews.
“If you like your social and political commentary delivered with a sense of humour and a toe-tapping beat, ‘As Good As You Want’ is as good as it gets”
- Mare Wakefield, Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Brother Lou is part of the Blue Pie Family of Artists. For More Information on Blue Pie Please Visit www.bluepie.com.au