Who Is Bryan Elijah Smith?

  • Discography & Lyrics
  • Owner of Empty Sound Records
  • Endorsed by Peluso Microphone Lab
  • 1st place in the Unsigned Only 2019 international songwriting contest where there were 6,000 entries from over 100 countries.  Judges included Aimee Mann, Robert Smith of The Cure, Garth Hudson from The Band and many more
  • 2nd place winner in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest 2019.  Smith's song 'In Through The Dark' was 1 of 12 songs chosen from 970 national entries. Smith has been a CASC finalist 2 years in a row (past finalist include Gillian Welch, Tift Merritt & Lera Lynn)
  • Influences: Bruce Springsteen, Gregory Alan Isakov, Ben Howard, The War On Drugs, Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, RY X, Ethan Johns, Kings of Leon, Nathan Moore, The Barr Brothers, Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak, Gillian Welch, CCR, Ray LaMontagne, Tom Petty, Leon Majcen, Grateful Dead, Frank Sinatra, Donnie Darko, The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Jeff Buckley, A.A. Bondy & many many more.  
  • Powered by Plants!
  • Lover of space, time & animals. 
  • Multi-Instrumentalist - vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, bass & baritone ukulele
  • Born 1986 - Pisces
  • Manager, producer, mixing & recording engineer, booking agent, photographer & videographer
  • Part time magician
  • Title track to latest album, 'In Through The Dark', appears in a new NETFLIX series called 'Virgin River' which premiered December 2019.
  • Has written over 1,000 songs since 2004 
  • Potatoes are life.  People are weird.