BRD is an original Americana/roots rock band from Winnipeg. They draw on rock, folk and blues to create a gritty and widely appealing new sound. Influences include Johnny Cash, the Allman Brothers, Blue Rodeo, Ryan Adams and Hank III .
They've enjoyed recent coverage by CBC, Folk Alliance, Americana Music News and Twang Nation. Exclaim! described them as "back-road ramblers that deliver a good swift punch to the ears". The Winnipeg Free Press said their "hard folk sound and darker lyrical subject matter reveals a mature feel...a whole new realm of listenability."
BRD recently released their debut album, recorded in a studio they built themselves. The collection blends vocal harmony, acoustic and electric guitar, slide, pedal steel, accordion, banjo, organ, and percussion. Although the ingredients are traditional, the result is distinct. It evokes dark, lush images drawn from history and the band members' own lives.
The first single will be "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run". It's a dark tale based on a true story of a madman who terrorized Cleveland in the 1930s.