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Meet John Brazile from Worcester!

John Brazile (sounds like “brazzle) is a storyteller with a guitar. He’s a vocalist and musician with something to say. And those skills certainly must come in handy, and are likely sharpened by having five children.

John started playing when he was about 11 years old. Hie was introduced to Travis Tritt and Merle Haggard, among others, by his father.  But listening to his soulful gruff and his vulnerable narrative, another artist comes to mind…Lee Brice. There is no doubt this singer/songwriter likes his country to rock. Being the in-house band at Ballard’s Beach Resort on Block Island likely warrants that. There’s a gentle, yet proud; subtle, yet powerful artist here. And one that needs to be heard.

John Jams

At a recent studio recording session, John shared two of his latest originals.

“I Can Always Tell”


“You Know Where To Go”


Brazile Bio Facts

  • Describe your sound: Country-Rock
  • Instruments played: I played all the instruments on my song “You Know Where To Go”
  • Who inspires you: Artists who break the mold like Johnny Cash
  • All- time favorite country song: “A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr.
  • Favorite country concertJohn Mellencamp at Great Woods two days after September 11th. It was a moment of intense nationalism
  • What songs do you like now on Country 102.5: Luke Combs “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” Brothers Osborne “Shoot Me Straight”
  • Crazy thing that happened to you in your music career:  One of the guys on the dance floor in front of my stage was barefoot. He dropped his beer and started jumping on the broken glass. People pulled him away but he went back and kept jumping
  • Other things you like to do: Vacation on Block Island with my wife and five kids
  • Fun fact: I’m a big fan of Brett Elderedge, even though my song “Something I Can Drive” is a dis-track of his lyric “I can’t change a flat”

John Gigs

  • Thursday 11/7: Scruffy Murphy’s, Tatnuck Sq, Worcester 8:00
  • Friday 11/7: Twin Willows, Narragansett, RI 8:00pm
  • Saturday 11/8: The Gridiron, Warwick, RI 9:00pm
  • Wednesday 11/13: Worcester Funky Murphy’s,Worcester 10:00pm
  • Thursday 11/14: Quinn’s, Worcester, MA 8:00pm (every other Thursday)


Brazile Buzz


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