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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 and Sixto Rodriquez. 

"Stories from the north, sounds from the south"

A lifetime ago he wrote some songs in New Orleans, Louisiana, recorded them in Chelsea, Quebec and ended up in Memphis, Tennessee in the International Blues Challenge with guitarist, Benny Gutman.

He's self-funded 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.

Over the past year he has shared bills 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 and Wax Mannequin. He is often joined by banjo player, Dave Matthews.

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

Previous events

Date Event Location
Brandon Agnew (Solo) The Fenwick Market, Fenwick, Ontario The Fenwick Market, Fenwick, Ontario
Hoedown For Hope Virgil Virgil
Brandon Agnew, Zach Bury, Colour Film Niagara Artist Centre, St. Catharines Niagara Artist Centre, St. Catharines
Bobby Dove Casbah, Hamilton Casbah, Hamilton
Brandon Agnew, Dave Matthews & Steve Goldberger Dakota Tavern , Toronto, Ontario Dakota Tavern , Toronto, Ontario
The Bridge District Concert Hall The Bridge District Concert Hall, Welland, Ontario The Bridge District Concert Hall, Welland, Ontario
Ol' Child The Legion, Dunnville, Ontario The Legion, Dunnville, Ontario
Brandon Agnew + CD Onofrio Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY
Rusty & Maja Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, Ontario Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, Ontario
New Music Showcase: Brandon Agnew, Hayley Verrall, Marcus Walker, Dom Pavic Vertagogo, Hamilton, Ontario Vertagogo, Hamilton, Ontario
Brandon Agnew & The Night Shadows, Soft Animals, Billy Rogers The Warehouse, St. Catharines, Ontario The Warehouse, St. Catharines, Ontario
Brandon Agnew & Dave Matthews The Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario The Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario
Rusty & Maja Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, Ontario Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, Ontario
Rusty & Maja The Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario The Tranzac, Toronto, Ontario
Brandon Agnew The Bank, Art House, Welland, Ontario The Bank, Art House, Welland, Ontario
Brandon Agnew, Nicolette & The Nobodies and Mariel Buckley The Warehouse, St. Catharines, Ontario The Warehouse, St. Catharines, Ontario
Brandon Agnew Harvestfest, St. Catharines, Ontario Harvestfest, St. Catharines, Ontario
Brandon Agnew Small Scale Farmfest, Niagara Falls, Ontario Small Scale Farmfest, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Brandon Agnew Vegan Hippie Chick, Welland, Ontario Vegan Hippie Chick, Welland, Ontario
Brandon Agnew Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, Ontario Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, 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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