Niel Brooks is a singer-songwriter, studio musician, and multi-instrumentalist based in Greenville, South Carolina. He has preformed with John Hiatt, Wilco, Caitlin Cary, Thad Cockrell, Al Di Meola, Janis Ian, Eric Taylor, and currently works with Mourning Dove...
September 6, 2016 :: "Niel Brooks Con Grupo Caudillos" is now available from Bandcamp - you can choose High Definition 24-Bit Wav/flac etc. files, or MP3's.
"Recorded in the Summer of 2016, this collection of music was tracked live onto analog tape - with the hope of paying proper homage to these beautiful and lively songs. Represented here are Cuban folk songs, interpretations of modern jazz, as well as original music."
November 2015 - NEW RELEASE - AZIMUTH is an experimental album made in the Autumn of 2015.
"In trying to keep the process as organic as possible, the recording was made to 1/4 inch tape - with as many 'acoustic' instruments as possible. Also, a Prophet V synthesizer made its way in there a time or two."
These recordings were made for a film to be released this year by Christophe Blair (with special thanks to Kenneth Anger).
I've been fortunate to be a part of several music releases these past few years, inlcuding
The Jaywalkers and Mourning Dove., but am very pleased to be putting out a few solo records
in Winter and Summer of 2016.
I'm finishing up a full length album now, and will also be part of a Gram Parsons tribute 7-inch vinyl for Record Store Day.
In addition to those recordings, I've been fortunate to be creating the soundtrack to an independent film that will be released in 2016 called "Onyx". (Christophe Blair and Kenneth Anger)
More shows to be booked in the new year, and looking forward to seeing everyone on the road soon!
Available now from iTunes -- The Jaywalkers' self-titled album.
"Comprised of Jeff Rice, Niel Brooks, Kebin Ahrens, (and Freddie Wooten), The Jaywalkers channel the 60's rock and garage vibe into modern times - with a nod to traditional American music."
"Drawing influences from The Kinks to early Rolling Stones and Chess Records, The Jaywalkers put forth nine tracks of garage inspired rock and roll."
Coming out this month: The Jaywalkers' self-titled album --
Recorded a few songs with Lisa Stubbs this past weekend - thanks to Daniel McCord for coming over to my place and filming. Here we are singing Bob Dylan's "Oh, Sister" from his amazing 1976 album, "Desire".
A HOMETOWN SHOW - with John Hiatt. Thursday, Sept 20 - at The Handlebar. Show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $36.
- John Hiatt: www.johnhiatt.com
- The Handlebar: www.handlebar-online.com/
- Tickets: Handlebar Online Ticket Sales
PRAIRE FIRE DELUXE is now available. This is a limited pressing of 140-gram "ruby red" vinyl -
- packaging includes: a full CD of the original recording + 4 extra tracks (two from the original recording sessions; one cover of Memphis Minnie's "When The Levee Breaks"; one cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Pueblo Waltz"; a full lyric sheet with chords, etc.
Check out The Store to order one today!
Recorded a few songs with Will Gibbs recently - thanks to Daniel McCord for having us over... Dan has the best porch on the east coast!
"Ready Or Not" (W.Gibbs)
The Jaywalkers* will be playing new shows this winter and spring... check the calendar for details. *The Jaywalkers are: Jeff Rice, Kebin Ahrens, and Niel Brooks.