About

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Brandon Agnew

Legend has it, if musicians spend enough time around the roaring waters of Niagara Falls, they end up making music in various shades of blue. Brandon Agnew is an independent roots musician and a bordertown boy. His songwriting is inspired by everyday life in Ontario and shaped by time spent in New Orleans, Memphis and Buffalo. Fans of his music have compared him to Steve Earle, Kevin Morby and Sixto Rodriquez. 

"Stories from the north, sounds from the south"

A lifetime ago, he wrote some songs in New Orleans, recorded them in Chelsea, Quebec and ended up in Memphis, with his buddy, Benny Gutman at the International Blues Challenge. But what happens in Memphis, stays in Memphis ... Tennessee.

He's released two albums (Mave's Variety + Aquarius Moon) in the past 3 years with The Pocket 4's as his backing band. Both albums were recorded live off-the-floor at Banquet Sound Studio (Owner: Nick Boyd - Hollerado, Anyway Gang) in Toronto with Producer, Joseph Stracuzzi as pandemic projects.

Of late he's played shows with Canadian touring artists Mariel Buckley, Nicolette & The Nobodies, Bobby Dove, Billy Rogers, A Sea of Gold & Burgundy, Soft Animals, Minuscule, The Woodshed Orchestra, Ian James Bain, Chuck Coles, Bent Neck & The Joints, Mike Lynch and Wax Mannequin, among others.

Brandon lives in St. Catharines with his partner, Jess, and their orange cat, Gemelli. He is a member of Folk Music Ontario and the Niagara Artists Centre. 

He currently heads two original projects: 

Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows: A bluesy, swampy band channelling NOLA vibes with trombone and guitars

Brandon Agnew & The Euchre Party: A folky, Canadiana outfit reminiscent of bluegrass with banjo, mandolin and acoustic bass

All original, just like you ...

Shows

Date Event Location
 —  — Brandon Agnew + Dave Matthews Niagara Falls Farmers' Market, Niagara Falls, Ontario Niagara Falls Farmers' Market, Niagara Falls, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew & The Euchre Party Crystal Chandelier , Crystal Beach, Ontario Crystal Chandelier , Crystal Beach, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows The Exchange Supper Market, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Exchange Supper Market, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Brandon Agnew & The Euchre Party Casbah, Hamilton, Ontario Casbah, Hamilton, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows Fireman's Park, Niagara Falls, Ontario Fireman's Park, Niagara Falls, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows Oast, Virgil, Ontario Oast, Virgil, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows Pelham Summerfest, Pelham, Ontario Pelham Summerfest, Pelham, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew + Guest Chocolates, Etc, St. Catharines, Ontario Chocolates, Etc, St. Catharines, Ontario
Brandon Agnew local., Niagara Falls, Ontario local., Niagara Falls, Ontario
Brandon Agnew & The Euchre Party Crystal Chandelier , Crystal Beach, Ontario Crystal Chandelier , Crystal Beach, Ontario
 —  — Brandon Agnew + Guest Brimstone Brewing, Ridgeway, Ontario Brimstone Brewing, Ridgeway, Ontario

Music

Mave's Variety

Brandon Agnew & The Pocket 4's

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Mave's Variety

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Released May 21, 2021.

Written in Hamilton, Ontario. Recorded live off-the floor at Banquet Sound Studio in Toronto, Ontario.

Produced by Joe Stracuzzi.

Musicians: Benny Gutman, James Gizzie, Andrew Barbisan, Bob Goodall, Jessica Panetta, Taylor Hulley, Laurel Minnes

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    There Goes Another Heartbreak

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    Rolling Fever

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    Bulletproof

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    Dog Fight

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    Angie's Blues

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    Trouble

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    Meet You On Down The Road (For Robby)

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    High Time (Let's Get Lost)

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    Honey Bee

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    Roll With The Punches

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NOLA 2010 (EP)

Brandon Agnew & The Pocket 4's

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NOLA 2010 (EP)

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Written in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recorded live off-the-floor in Chelsea, Quebec.

Produced by James Stephens.

Musicians: Benny Gutman, Matt MacKinnon, Ueli Dorig, Eddie Dupont, Brian Sanderson, Al Wood

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