Brandon Beebe

Brandon Beebe

Performing in the 2013 Green Show Friday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 10.

This is his first season in the OSF Green Show.

Acoustic experimental folk/soul one-man-band with live looping.

Madison, Wisconsin’s Brandon Beebe (Ashland native) 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.

Brandon Beebe on Community: Audiences in Madison, WI, Ashland, OR, and wherever my musical travels have taken me. My community is who I connect with and who connects with me at my live shows, as well as my fellow musicians and artists locally, nationally, and worldwide. The Green Show would give me a great chance to connect with a wide geographical range of audiences who could help expand my community in their respective regions, as well as give me a great place to bring together my Ashland community.