Music fans in Texas and beyond might recognize Jeff Bryant as the versatile keyboardist they’ve seen performing with Alpha Rev, Cory Morrow and Hudson Moore, playing rock and country with equal ease. But for the first time, Bryant is taking center stage, releasing his debut solo effort, “Sleeping with the Lights On,” on Feb. 9. The seven-track album showcases the work of an artist with strong songwriting skills, a resonant tenor and a warm, fluid pop/R&B sound, embellished with some cool jazz-funk. Influences from Stevie Wonder and D’Angelo to Bruce Hornsby and John Mayer can be heard within its grooves, but these songs are all original — and incredibly catchy.
Bryant, who wrote and produced all but one track himself (with vocal production by Rachel Loy), says of the collection, “I like to think of it as a pop record that also delivers the raw, organic vibe you find on rock and Americana records.”
Jeff Bryant’s album release show will be taking place at Empire Control Room & Garage on Sunday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 6 PM; show at 7 PM; set at 8:40 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (with album), $5 (without album) and $7 at the door. You can buy them at Empireatx.com. You can find more info on the new album and Jeff’s music here: https://www.jeffbryantmusic.com