Archive for January 21st, 2018

Bryard Huggins – Calhoun Street

Bryard Huggins is a 23-year old composer, producer, and recording artist from Nashville, Tennessee. Since the tender age of 4 when he stumbled upon his God-given gift on the piano, he has since developed into a prolific pianist and performer. His music is timeless and intricate, yet relaxing and modern. Bryard describes his composing process as simple: a song could come into his head at anytime. No initial thought involved. His gift allows him to then develop that simple melody into a complete song, composing and arranging all the instruments to bring the song to completion.

Bryard exploded in the music industry with the release of his debut album Artistic Touch in 2011. Artistic Touch combines world music vibes with traditional jazz and contemporary jazz and new age elements. Bryard still describes it as “the one that started it all”. 2013 saw the release of Bryard’s second album Visual. Recorded at the famed Potter’s House in Jacksonville, Florida, Bryard went into the studio with producers Michael Taylor and Mo Henderson, working around the clock to bring Visual to life. Meant to be his fresh new album on the heels of him starting his freshman year at College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati, Visual mixes fresh, fusion and electronic elements with pop, reggae, and bossa nova. It received high praise from the university upon its release, being featured in a university-wide press release by the director of his major. In 2014, at the end of his freshman year at CCM, Bryard premiered his third release The Way Home, based on his homesickness while at college and his love for his hometown of Nashville.

Calhoun Street was released in November 2017. This album is available on Amazon.com.

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