Brent has been an integral part of the music scene in Central Oregon since writing and performing his first original songs in the 80s. These days he runs a state of the art recording studio in Sisters where he has lived with his wife Jeannine for the last 10 years. As a recording engineer, Brent collaborates with some of the most talented musicians on the west coast. In addition, he continues to perform throughout the western region in a variety of groups. Brent Alan and his Funky Friends (Brent’s party band) has been going strong for many years and is sought after to bring the good times wherever they play. Brent has a special touch for
introspective songwriting and gifted hands on guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, piano, and banjo.
Brent receives great joy from teaching songwriting, performance, recording engineering, and multiple instruments to local students through The Americana Project in Sisters since its inception over 15 years ago. The Americana Project is an educational program supported by the Sisters Folk Festival, an organization that reaches far beyond its fantastic annual music festival in early September. Through the Sisters Folk Festival, Brent is blessed by a vast community of professional musicians and the many opportunities that continue to emerge.
There are two great ways to book a gig or event with Brent Alan:
Email to email@example.com or call Brent at… (541) 480-8088
Brent plays in a number of different configurations!
Brent Alan and His Funky Friends
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Brent Alan and His Funky Friends – Brent lays down his funkiest, most soulful grooves with his electric dream band. Their dedication to sending dancers into orbit remains unrivaled. Uber-bassist Patrick Pearsall teams up with drummer Kaleb Kelleher for a solid funky foundation. Spreading out the jams on percussion, Dale Largent keeps it spicy. Lay some icing on the cake with Scott Hersh on piano and organ. Local hero, Jim Goodwin, brings up the vibe with his fluid saxophone licks. The band often has guest artists sitting in from the vast field of local and regional talent. The Funky Friends have been going strong for many years primarily because they genuinely like each other and play music for the same reason…to bring joy!
Brent – www.brentalanmusic.com – (541) 480-8088
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At solo gigs Brent typically focuses on his original songwriting and throws in a few of his favorite covers. Stylistically the tunes range from mellow introspective ballads to upbeat hopeful celebrations of the human experience. Brent often includes some songs on the piano to diversify from the acoustic guitar.
A soulful bluegrassy good-time band consisting of Brent on mandolin and acoustic guitar, Benji Nagel on dobro and acoustic guitar, and Raman Ellis on banjo, violin and acoustic guitar. All three sing originals and popular covers. Quickly becoming one of the local area’s favorite bands!