Madison, Wisconsin’s Brandon Beebe is a uniquely evocative singer/songwriter whose talents have brought him to festivals like South by Southwest and allowed him to share the stage with renowned artists including Darius Rucker, Meshell Ndegeocello, Tennis, Valerie June, Zoe Keating, PHOX, Dessa, and many more. At a time when music can be emotionally veiled and detached, Beebe connects with audiences with lyrical sincerity and rich, soulful vocals reminiscent of Cat Stevens, Elliott Smith, and Ray Lamontagne. At the same time, Beebe brings audiences to their feet, dancing to such stirring live-looped songs as “She’s the Moon” and “Keep Running”. Beebe’s skills with the looping pedal allow him to showcase his multi-instrumental talents to create a larger than life, spontaneously exciting experience for the audience. Recent accolades include Madison Magazine’s “Best Singer/Songwriter”, “Best Folk/Americana”, and “Best Alternative/Indie” artist. Additionally, the largely influential website/recording studio Daytrotter.com has recently voted Brandon’s song “Ashes” as one of the top of the year. Channeling a wide variety of influences, with a spiritual nod to the past and a sound all his own, this is folk music as never heard before.
Madison, Wisconsin’s Brandon Beebe has waited a long time for his debut album, “In This Place”, to come to fruition. Luckily, the wait was worth it. The self-produced, self-financed collection is meticulously crafted, and the blood, sweat and tears that went into its creation can be both heard and felt. Lyrically, it is often raw and direct, while at other times it is allusive and poetic. Beebe’s rich vocals are delivered with both confidence and vulnerability, reminiscent of Cat Stevens, Elliot Smith, Ben Harper, and Ray Lamontagne, but at once all his own. Sonically, its textures range broadly: from acoustic guitars surrounded by cello and violins, to swelling tones from electric guitars and keyboards, to haunting, layered harmonies to afro-funk beats with Brazilian percussion. Songs like “Ghost” provide the perfect soundtrack for a cold winter’s evening, while “She’s the Moon” recalls summer’s sweat and excitement. The album’s diverse stylistic range and depth make it apparent that “In This Place” is no ordinary singer-songwriter album, and Beebe is no ordinary performer.