|Brian has been playing guitar for over 20 years, with performances
ranging from solo acoustic to studio work to part of a 20 piece orchestra.
His favorite format is the current version of Storywood (full blown electric
rock and acoustic rock), though he sometimes misses the softer side of
the old Storywood. "I enjoyed the carefully crafted three and four
part harmonies and intricately interwoven acoustic guitars, but once we
added Blayne [Coupel] on drums and lost Sabrina [King] to another band,
Storywood started to rock and we didn't look back."
|"One of the great things about Storywood is the diversity it allows me as a performer. I can sing harmony on one song, lead vocal on another, or sit out of the vocals altogether to focus on lead. I can also play lead, rhythm electric, lead or rhythm acoustic, or bass guitar on a song. In the early days I played keyboard on one song, but given that I don't really play keyboards, that didn't last. I also played banjo on certain songs - if you process the sound enough you can get a sitar for Norwegian Wood, if that's important."|
|Brian lists two groups of musicians as his primary influences. One group includes early acoustic singer/songwriters like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Paul Simon, and Harry Chapin. The other group includes electric guitar wizards like Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Montrose and Johnny Winter. If stuck on a desert island with only one album: "No question - Aqualung by Jethro Tull. It's the perfect combination of electric rock and acoustic rock that endures to this day."|