A Texas native, Bryan began his professional career as the opening act for legendary jazz guitarist Larry Carlton. A graduate of University of Southern California (BM, DMA), and University of Texas (MM), he releases an average of three CDs per year, does session work in Los Angeles and Nashville, collaborates with modern dance troupes, spoken word artists, and is in demand as a film composer, sound designer, producer, songwriter, and guitarist. In addition to being an artist, he is also the founder of Rainfeather Records, a new Nashville-based independent niche record label, dedicated to “allowing musical artists the chance to market directly to their fan base and without sacrificing any conceptual detail and offering completly transparent accounting".
Bryan is based at Blackbird studio in Nashville, TN and adjunct faculty at the University of New Haven teaching music production and publishing and has been on faculty at Belmont University’s School of Music and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music where he taught electroacoustic composition, sound design and synthesis, songwriting, composition, jazz guitar, ear training, jazz harmony, computer music, contemporary music production, and the history of American song.
As an Americana artist, his latest CD ”Southern Intermission” (self-produced and released on his label) has garnered wide-spread critical acclaim both in the US and Europe. His music is regularly featured on FOX, ESPN, VH1, Lifetime Network, WB Network, the History Channel, and the Food Network.
Bryan was one of the principal composers for globally syndicated, network TV series: “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway”. He has worked with a diverse range of artists: Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Loeb, Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Phil Keaggy, and Kelsea Ballerini to name a few.
“The name alone conjures a big, vivid spirit, and that’s exactly whats on tap for Southern Intermission. Inspired by edgy Brits like Elvis Costello and XTC as much as local heroes Guy Clark and Steve Earle, this storytelling guitar player’s songs are imbued with a rareness that’s downright riveting!"
Stephen Stone -Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Clark’s singing and guitar playing easily rank with the top big-name country stars like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Bryan Clark’s simply a monster player, songwriter, singer, and a musical force of prodigious talent who deserves your immediate and complete attention.”
Tom Clarke - Elmore Magazine
Features: Chris Pandolfi - banjo, Casey Dreissen - fiddle, Bryn Davies - bass and Matt Flinner - mandolin
“Modern jazz meets Electro-acoustic music. Recorded Live in LA. Clark invites us to follow Lucien through his secret lives, from the most carnal (Porn Star) to the disembodied (Wraith). Highly recommended!” Jennifer Lawrence - Jazz Times